Hiking Upper Nahal Amud on the Israel National Trail

After climbing Mount Meron, we rested for half a day near Moshav Meron, at HaPitul Campground. In the evening, another friend joined us at the campground and after a good night’s sleep, we woke up early to start another day before sunrise. This time, our destination was Nahal Akbara Campground, located at the end of … Read more

Climbing Mount Meron on the Israel National Trail

We woke up at Horvat Homama and started climbing Mount Meron. We understood that the best way to start the day is before sunrise, when it’s still dark and pleasant, so we woke up very early. The climb began very quickly, but it was much less difficult than we expected. The first major mountain on … Read more

Hiking the Israel National Trail: From Gesher Alma to Horvat Hamama

After completing the segment from Nabi Yusha to Gesher Alma, we were quite tired and broken. We were all girls, and it isn’t so easy to carry about 12 kilos along a 14-km trail. But we didn’t want to give up after a day, so we woke up early in the morning and continued to … Read more

Hiking the Israel National Trail: From Nabi Yusha to Gesher Alma

Four months have passed since my last hike on the Israel National Trail. Last time, I completed the second segment from Kfar Giladi to Nahal Kedesh. It was summer back then, so it was too hot to continue. This time, my friends and I decided to start hiking from mid-October, which was quite ideal. We … Read more

The Israel National Trail: Ultimate Preparation Guide

Just before the coronavirus arrived, I got the chance to hike for a month on various parts of the Israel National Trail, or in Hebrew, “Shvil Israel.” I was traveling with a large group of people, so when we reached the middle of the trail, the restrictions stopped us. The first half was incredible, and … Read more

Hiking to Lifta: An Abandoned Village Near Jerusalem

About 15 minutes by foot from Jerusalem, lies the stunning, abandoned village of Lifta. I’ve heard about it before, but have never gone to this place. Three days before Israel’s second coronavirus lockdown, I decided to join a friend on a hike from Lifta to Motsa Junction. This 8-km trail is amazing and includes a … Read more

The White Mountain: A Beautiful Viewpoint Over Eilat

The Eilat Mountains are one of the most beautiful sights in Israel. So full of colors, they are a wonderful place for a hike. Last week, I visited Eilat with a friend and we decided to take a short hike in the mountains early in the morning, just before it got too hot. Since I … Read more

Hiking the Israel National Trail: From Kfar Giladi to Nahal Kedesh

The Israel National Trail, which is about 1,000 km long, is the most popular hiking trail in Israel. After my friends and I completed the first segment from Kibbutz Dan to Kfar Giladi, we continued to the second part of the trail. It takes you upwards, to the ridge of the Naftali Mountains, and offers … Read more

Hiking the Israel National Trail: From Dan to Kfar Giladi

The Israel National Trail, which stretches to a length of about 1,000 km, is the most popular hiking trail in Israel. The first segment starts in the northern part of Israel, at Kibbutz Dan. It takes you through the beautiful landscapes of the Upper Galilee and passes by some of the most refreshing streams. Since … Read more

Mount Carbolet: A Beautiful Segment of the Israel National Trail

About a month before the Coronavirus came, I began hiking Israel from south to north with an amazing program called “Encounters on the Israel Trail”. This group was established by two bereaved parents, Raya and Yossi Ofner, who wanted to create something in honor of their son, Staff Sergant Avi Ofner, who was killed in … Read more

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