Search
Close this search box.

Hiking Nahal El Al

Touring Israel

Nahal El Al is the southernmost strong river in the Golan Heights. The canyon part of the stream, between Moshavim Eliad and Avnei Eitan; has been defined as an “Eli Al” nature reserve that covers an area of ​​approximately 2,107 dunams. In its shallow eastern part, the waters of Nahal El Al are captured in the Bnei Yisrael reservoir near Hispin, one of the largest water reservoirs in the Golan.


Credit: Davidi Vardi Pikiwiki Israel, CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Hiking Nahal El Al is super fun! The stream passes through the reserve in a channel that deepens as the stream descends and during it creates several waterfalls, including the “White Waterfall” and the “Black Waterfall,” and several natural and artificial pools, including the natural “Cow Hill” and “Ein Noked” and the contrived “Ein Keif” that receive Their waters as a result of flowing from the ribs of the channel.



Nahal El Al merges with Wadi Samekh to form Nahal Samekh; which flows into the Sea of ​​Galilee. A 25-kilometer-long aqueduct was used to carry the river water to the city of Susita during the Hellenistic period.


Golan Heights Ultimate Guide
Golan Heights Ultimate Guide - Lake Ram

Nahal El-Al is one of my favorite areas to hike. It is super fun in the summer because you can jump into the water springs and waterfalls. Also, everything is in bloom in the winter, and the area turns to a different land.

Exploring the Golan Heights:

Mount Bental: Hike to the top of Mount Bental to witness breathtaking panoramic views of the Golan Heights, the Sea of Galilee, and even parts of Syria. The moderate trail offers a fascinating perspective on the region’s geopolitical history.


My-Very-Best-Tour-of-the-Golan-Mount-Bental

Nahal Yehudiya Nature Reserve: This reserve boasts beautiful canyons, waterfalls, and natural pools. The Yehudiya Stream trail is a popular route for hikers, offering a refreshing dip in the cool waters during warmer months.


Golan Heights Ultimate Guide - Meshushim Pool

Mount Hermon: The highest peak in Israel, Mount Hermon, offers hiking opportunities in the summer months when the snow has melted. The trails showcase alpine landscapes and captivating views.


The-Climate-in-Israel-Mount-Hermon

Gamla Nature Reserve: Known as the “Masada of the North,” Gamla offers a steep and challenging hike to the ancient ruins of a Jewish town from the Second Temple period. The reward is a glimpse into Israel’s rich history and a breathtaking vista of the surrounding landscape.


Gamla Nature Reserve

Baniyas Waterfall: The Baniyas Nature Reserve features a stunning waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation and walking paths. It’s an ideal spot for a leisurely hike and immersing yourself in the region’s natural beauty.


Christian Holy Land Four Day Tour Banias

Hiking Nahal El Al – Some Precautions:

As with any outdoor adventure, take necessary precautions while hiking in the Golan Heights. Stay hydrated, wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and be aware of changing weather conditions. It’s also advisable to check the trail’s difficulty level and choose routes that match your hiking experience and fitness level. If you are unsure or unfamiliar with the area, consider going on a guided tour with experienced local guides to make the most of your hiking experience in Golan Heights.

arik-about

Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

Did you know the Hoopoe is Israel's national bird?! For more cool info about Israel, join our ever growing community and get exclusive travel tips, and giveaways!

Israel National Trail Beit Guvrin

RELATED POSTS

Cool Things to Do in the Negev

So this post is about cool things to do in the Negev after you've seen and done it all. Where can you do a nice ...

Best Hikes in the Arava

So which are the best hikes in the Arava Valley? Come and discover the charm of the Arava which is no longer just a stop ...

Israel’s Shoreline Top Trails

So what are Israel's Shoreline Top Trails? If your heard desire a nice stroll on the shore while seeing the sunset, read this post!

Deir Al-Mukhraqa Carmelite Monastery

Deir Al-Mukhraqa Carmelite Monastery is a spiritual site located on the slopes of Mount Carmel and offers a glimpse to the region

Things To Do in the Judaean Desert

The Judaean Desert is a fascinating place. And there are many things to do in the Judaean Desert such as canyoning, caving, and much more!

Israel National Trail Beit Guvrin

This 25th section of the Israel National Trail Beit Guvrin is a real gem. Starting from the Elah Valley. A beautiful hike passing through the ...

Mount Bental

Mount Bental is an excellent vantage point towards Syria, the slopes of Mount Hermon and the rest of the Golan Heights. Let's go exploring!

Best Things to Do in Jezreel Valley

So my guests usually ask about the best things to do in Jezreel Valley. So I decided to compile this short list of activities you ...

Sataf Nature Reserve

The Sataf Nature Reserve invites adventurers to embark on a journey through its lush landscapes, ancient terraces, and refreshing springs.

Tel Dan Nature Reserve

Tel Dan Nature Reserve is famous for Dan Stream but not only! Also, you can find there Abraham Gate dated to the Canaanite period and ...

Need help?

Skip to content