Nature & hiking

Go outdoors and experience Israel’s diverse and stunning nature, from the green mountains of the north to the deep canyons of the desert.

Located in several climate zones, and essentially being a geographical bridge between Asia and Africa, Israel features an incredibly diverse and unique natural landscape. Thus, in one of the smallest countries in the world, you can find a tremendously varied nature and natural phenomena. In a short drive, you can pass by snowy mountains, dramatic cliffs, deserts, and the famous 4 seas.  You can also run into very diverse wildlife, like camels, mountain goats, colorful fish, and kingfishers.

All of those, and much more, combine to make Israel a great destination for nature and hiking enthusiasts. Through the country’s numerous great hiking trails and national parks, you can have amazing and memorable experiences, with suitable options for all levels and ages, from short hikes and easily accessible viewpoints to demanding multi-day treks. It’s an amazing destination for water lovers as well, with a multitude of great spots for swimming and other water-related activities, perfect for the hot summer days, like natural cold and hot springs, sinkholes, and so many amazing beaches.

On this page, you can find everything you need to know about hiking in Israel, including the best hikes and treks, the must-visit viewpoints and springs, the most important things to know about Israel’s wildlife, and much more.

Destinations

Atlit

Atlit

The Banias

Banias

Nahal Katzrin

Katzrin

Mona lisa of galilee

Mona Lisa of Galilee

Golan Heights vineyards, Northern Israel

Golan Heights

Sunset in the city of Jerusalem

City of Jerusalem

Judean Desert, Israel

Judean Desert

Galilee

Hameshushim Pool, בריכת המשושים

Yehudiya Nature Reserve

Hamat Gader

Hamat Gader hot springs

Apollonia

Apollonia National Park

Ramor Menashe

Ramot Menashe

Gamla nature reserve

Gamla

Israel, Sea to Sea map

Sea to Sea Trek

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Jerusalem springs trail

Sea of Galilee Church, Israel

Jesus Trail

Big Crater (Hamakhtesh Hagadol)

Big Crater (Hamakhtesh Hagadol)

Hamakhtesh Hakatan - the small crater in Israel

Hamakhtesh Hakatan (Small Crater)

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Valley of Springs Trail

Golan Heights, Israel

Golan Heights Trail

A house in Ein Karem, Jerusalem

Ein Karem

Tzin River Viewpoint, Sde Boker

Sde Boker

Mitzpe Ramon

Eilat Skyline, Southern Israel

Eilat

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Ramat Gan

Hilton Beach, Tel Aviv

Hilton Beach

Tel Aviv Beach, Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Beachs

River Alexander

River Alexander

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Mount Gilboa

Church of Transfiguration, Mt Tabor

Jezreel Valley

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