The introduction to the following recommendation is critical: arrive only from Sunday to Friday. Do not arrive on Saturdays and holidays. In the middle of the week and on Friday you can enjoy the beauty you see in the pictures, and on Saturday it is highly crowded.
Nahal Hashofet is a lovely hike along the stream and surrounded by vegetation. You will also see caves, waterfalls, and the remains of a flour mill.
This is a circular trail of about a kilometer and a half. You go up a parallel path in the cave area and come back to the parking lot through Maayan Emi. I must say that in my opinion, it is better to walk the route to the end (the flour mill and the exit to the road) and return the same way. This route is so beautiful that it is better to do it twice than to return in a less interesting parallel path.
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