In my opinion, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful trails in Israel. It is a perfect combination of clear water, pools, waterfalls and the mesmerizing beauty of the desert.
One of the wonderful things in En Gedi Nature Reserve is the ability to choose which trail you want to hike according to levels of difficulty. So here are 3 options (other trails are longer and much more difficult)
✅ Very, very easy - from the entrance to the first pool and the first waterfall, it is a 5-minute walk. It is Very suitable for those who have difficulty walking. In the short trial, you will probably meet chamois and rabbits.
✅Easy - Nahal David The circular route - a stunning round trail for all ages to the David fountain and return. You walk from one natural pool to the other, from waterfall to waterfall – it is great fun.
✅Challenging - this is the trail we hiked last time, and it is challenging and fantastic. The ascent is not easy but worth it - after reaching the David waterfall, you continue up the mountain - a strenuous climb of about half an hour (exposed to the sun). At the crossroads above, head towards the Dodim cave. In another 10 minutes walk, you will reach the wonders of nature - 2 natural pools
between the rocks and a third one with a waterfall in the cave itself (you need to descend using pegs). Because it's pretty hard to get there, it is not packed even on Saturday afternoons. The beauty is infinite. The descent - descend back to the David waterfall and from there according to the signs to the exit. On the way, there are pools and waterfalls to refresh in. marvelous.
🌊 Waze: Nahal David Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
You need to register through the website of the Nature and Parks Authority. Entry according to their price list. Note that you should choose Nahal David or Nahal Arugot.
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