Updated: Sep 20
In Arbel National Park and Nature reserve, you will walk on cliffs, ascending and descending with pegs while looking at the amazing views of the sea of Galilee.
This national park has both great historical significance and fantastic views, and various hiking trails.
✅We did the upper circular route that begins at the black-and-white trail. It passes through the fortress and caves and returns up the trail marked in red and white.
✅The circle route is amazing. You walk on the cliffs surrounding the mountain, constantly overlooking the Sea of Galilee. You pass dozens of caves (there are about 350 caves in the national park). The caves were initially created naturally and were expanded and renovated by Jews who rebelled against king Herod BC. You can climb with pegs to some caves, and it is simply incredible.
✅The route takes about 3 - 3.5 hours, depending on the number of stops you make.
As for whether it is suitable for children and from what age - it always depends on the children, it is not an easy hike, but we saw a 6-year-old do it. It always depends on the child.
Those who want to make a short and easy route – you can walk up to the viewpoint overlooking the Sea of Galilee and return. There are several other routes - some are linear and require 2 cars - it is advisable to consult with the inspector at the beginning.