A hike in Nahal Tze’elim is always fascinating and belongs in the trip-category of strong walkers.
Lower Nahal Tze’elim begins in the night-camp of Nahal Tze’elim. The track leads along the stream to Ein Namer, and returns to the starting point in the night-camp.
The route is through an open landscape exposed to the sun, so it’s important to stock up with 4.5 liters of water, per hiker.
The track is breathtaking due to its vast rock walls and cliffs. All along the route are water caverns that are brimming after a flood-filled winter.
At the end of the track – just before returning on the marked paths back to the night-camp – you can continue a little to Ein Namer. Here, you will find a magical spring bubbling out of a cool, shady cave.
It’s important to pay attention to the trail markings and recommended to come equipped with Trail Map #11.
- Trail Length: approx. 11 kilometers
- Trail Duration: approx. 4.5 hours
- Degree of Difficulty: for good walkers
- Recommended Season: spring/autumn/winter
- Trail Map: #11
- Starting and Finishing Point: Nahal Tze’elim night-camp. Entrance from Route 90: between signs for 234-235 kms, on red-marked road ~4 kms to the night-camp.
Please note: during the summer, due to the intense heat that prevails in the area, it is recommended to make the trip at sunrise.
The itinerary, as described above, is a recommendation only, and those who choose to take this trip do so at their own discretion and responsibility. The Regional Councils will not be held accountable in the event of any adverse consequences that may ensue.