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Zafit Stream Trail

Updated: Oct 2, 2022

A trip in Nahal Tzafit was before April 2018 just a trip in amazing desert landscapes. On April 26, 2018, 10 students from the Bnei Zion, pre-military preparatory school perished there in a flood during a trip. The disaster loads the place with chilling meanings.

The hike in the river is fascinating and sad. When descending the mountain, where there are amazing views of the desert, to the canyon. The space is just amazing. Huge walls closing in on all sides. The forces of nature are stunning in their beauty and make it clear that it was impossible to escape from here. Along the way, there is a place where hikers have created a kind of monument - some clusters of stones on one of the rocks.

The place is amazing and quiet, and the intensities of the desert are strongly expressed there.

The route is circular, about 3 km. There are some climbs and in the second stage a descent on a few ladders. The road leads from the red trail to the blue trail and from there in the black trail unto the canyon, from where it leads to the car.


When it is hot you must get there early to start the route because most of the trail is exposed to the sun.

Do not arrive when there is a flood warning.

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