Perat River [Nahal Perat] flows 30 km from Jerusalem into the Jordan. It has three springs: Ein Perat, Ein Mabua, and Ein Kelt. In the beautiful Ein Prat Nature Reserve, the clear water flows between the green vegetation and desert cliffs.
There are three easy hikes:
📌A circular route towards Paran Monastery (Khariton Monastery) - on the way, you will pass many pools of different sizes and see the surfing and climbing cliff. You should go up to the monastery for the observation (you cannot get in). The length of the route is about 500 m.
📌 A circular route in the direction of Tel Fara. On the way, you will pass the spectacular Tamar pool - a concrete pool 2.5 m deep (with a lifeguard!). From Tel Fara there is a stunning view of the desert. From there, you can continue to the waterfall pool - an incredible natural pool with small waterfalls. The length of the route is about a kilometer. The trail is marked in black and white.
📌The springs near the lower parking lot - fantastic wading pools, some with "jacuzzi" currents. Around them, you will find picnic tables - perfect for those who just want to relax.
✅Most ponds along the trails have fish.
✅The reservation at the reserve is for 3 hours.
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