Family friendly Hikes in Israel

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    ateres13
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    Does anyone know of any family friendly hikes in Israel? Hikes that are more scenic than strenuous. And preferably ones that are free, or close to free.

    Thank you

    #1020578
    SayIDidIt™
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    Check out the Yeshiva & Seminary Guide or the Newcomers Guide.

    SiDi™

    #1020579
    popa_bar_abba
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    Wadi Darja

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    dial427436
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    Wadi Darja is awesome but very strenuous. Nachal Yehudiya is fun the water is more refreshing than Darja. It’s more like spring water than flash flood water. I remember about a year ago the canyon collapsed and it was closed so not sure about it now.

    #1020581
    ateres13
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    Do any of these hikes require any climbing? I’m looking for trails that are pretty much just walking.

    #1020582
    dial427436
    Member

    Yea scratch those two.

    Question for you is how long you want to hike, with water, in the south or north?

    I think a nice simple one is Ein Gedi. There are other hike options there as well but its nice and short with a few pools and waterfalls.

    #1020583
    RabbiRabin
    Member

    Ein MAbua

    Ein Prat

    Nachal David (ein Gedi)

    Flour caves

    #1020584
    2NI3
    Participant

    Ein Gadi is very little hiking and a stunning view with nice water.

    #1020585
    popa_bar_abba
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    Yes, Darja requires climbing up or down cliffs on ropes and handholds chiseled into rock, and sometimes jumping into pools of water. Yehudiya requires climbing up or down cliffs on metal ladders attached to the rock.

    I suggested it as a joke, not sure why the other one was suggested.

    You can probably find something more friendly at ein gedi.

    #1020586
    ateres13
    Participant

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    We are going in the summer, so anything with water, or lots of shade is great.

    It doesn’t matter where the hike is, I think. Wherever it is, we will probably just spend the rest of the day there anyways.

    #1020587
    Ash
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    Ein Prat / Wadi Kelt is a short drive from Yerusholaim (past yericho) and very nice stream to walk in. It’s more or less shaded the whole way. I’ve walked a 22 month old kid along some of it.

    #1020588

    How about maarat hanetufim ( the stalactite cave)? not exactly a hike per se, but incorporates walking, child -friendly, and some of the most beautiful niflaos haborei you will ever see

    #1020589
    writersoul
    Member

    What about the Ir David water tunnels? My family had a lot of fun with that, though it’s not for the claustrophobic…

    We also did this great scenic water hike that was geared for kids (VERY wet, basically walking in rivers) but I have no idea what it was called or anything besides for that it was near Teveria. If that rings a bell to anyone…

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