June 17, 2014 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #613028
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 youJune 17, 2014 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #1020578SayIDidIt™Participant
Check out the Yeshiva & Seminary Guide or the Newcomers Guide.
SiDi™June 17, 2014 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #1020579popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Wadi DarjaJune 17, 2014 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #1020580dial427436Member
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.June 17, 2014 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #1020581
Do any of these hikes require any climbing? I’m looking for trails that are pretty much just walking.June 17, 2014 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #1020582dial427436Member
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.June 17, 2014 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #1020583RabbiRabinMember
Nachal David (ein Gedi)
Flour cavesJune 17, 2014 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #10205842NI3Participant
Ein Gadi is very little hiking and a stunning view with nice water.June 17, 2014 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #1020585popa_bar_abbaParticipant
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.June 17, 2014 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #1020586
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.June 17, 2014 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #1020587AshParticipant
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.June 20, 2014 3:00 am at 3:00 am #1020588To be or not to beMember
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 seeJune 20, 2014 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #1020589writersoulMember
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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