Hiking Arugot Stream is a real treat for nature lovers! Forming part of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve makes it my preferred trail to explore in the reservation. In Nahal Arugot you will find a real oasis in the desert. lots of running water. Wonderful water pools to jump into. Little natural water slides that are great for your kids. The hike in Nahal Arugot is one of the most beautiful in the Judean Desert. A must-visit trip in any season and for any age.
Hiking Arugot Stream: A Living Paradise
Arogut Stream winds from the Gush Etzion mountains into the Judean Desert plateau and from there the stream cuts through the cliffs and creates a huge and beautiful canyon. In the region where the stream crosses the cliff the freshwater springs are found. Furthermore, Ein Arugot springs, which is in fact a series of magical springs that turn the stream in its eastern part into a freshwater stream that is abundant in water all year round.
So the hiking route passes through the part of the stream that has freshwater; and reaches the hidden waterfall, a beautiful waterfall that abounds in water all year round. We can reach the waterfall in two paths that meet twice during the route, a blue path that passes in the water stream and a red trail that passes over the north bank of the stream.
Hiking Arugot Stream: How to Get There
For those coming from the north – Driving south on a road 90 to Ein Gedi Field School. Pass the two roundabouts at the turn to the of Wadi David, and continue towards the large white tent that shades the ancient synagogue. In the next square (next to the old synagogue) we will see the water plant with the triangular roofs; and there we will turn right (east). A short drive of about two minutes will bring us to the entrance parking to the creek.
For those coming from the south – take Route 90 to Kibbutz Ein Gedi. Pass the entrance junction to the kibbutz, and in the square immediately after turn left (east). At the next square, the one between the water plant and the old synagogue, turn west again (left) to Nahal Arugot.
Wadi Arugot Nature Reserve Opening Hours:
Reserve entrance closes one hour before cited closing time. Last entry to Wadi Arugot: 2 pm
Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm
Friday and holiday eves: 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm
Friday and holiday eves: 8 am – 3 pm
Holiday eves: 8 am – 1 pm
Yom Kippur eve: 8 am – 1 pm