Nahal Amud

Nahal Amud, Hukok: Address, Phone Number, Nahal Amud Reviews: 4/5

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David-Miriam-Cohen
Israel263 contributions
Wonderful
Nov 2019 • Couples
I have hiked this trail several times since the first time in 1981, but this was the first time in about 10 years. One of my (and many others') favorites.
The staff at the station are professional and polite. The trail is well marked, and maintained, and not much harder than ten years ago (although much easier than in the 80's when the trail was free, with scant markings and 0 maintenance). Green all year, the stream is running even after a long dry summer. Lots of shade, lots of quiet spots to dip your feet.
Its very popular with schools for field trips and is packed in the summer. Early November is a perfect time weather-wise and we only met 2 school outings, and had the trail mostly to ourselves.
And, despite advanced age and a seriously bad back, we still managed the 3 hour trail in just over 3 hours!
Looking forward to doing it again in 2029!
Written 6 November 2019
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jsavElizabeth
Elizabeth200 contributions
Awesome hike!
Jul 2019 • Solo
I began the tour at the visitor parking area at the snack bar, where I got my map. I did the circular tour, which took me about 3 hours because I need to really watch how I step due to bad ankles. The tour began just walking along a rocky, uneven path, but then descended down the mountain into the valley where the stream runs. There was a British police station along the route and some flour mills, but the highlight of the hike is getting to go into the pools along the return route. There are some really nice locations where you can climb down from the path and enter the water. There were even some small waterfalls to sit under and cool off after a hot hike. I'd say most average hikers would take about 2 hours to do this hike, but I'm not in great shape and, as I have a tendency to sprain my ankles and fall, I took great care to do everything slowly and methodically. I was also alone, so if I fell, I'd be in trouble. I actually got to see some of the wildlife along the path. There were two cows right in the junction of one part and some wild boar that I saw running into the brush.
Written 1 August 2019
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danielcohn3736
Israel22 contributions
Very nice hike
Feb 2018 • Family
We took the long circular hike option, starting from the "official" entrance (where you pay a fee) between Kfar Shammai and Moshav Meron. With kids and taking it easy (also stopping for lunch) it took us 5 hours. Other than ~30 min at the beginning and at the end, the trail is very shady. Very nice views of Mt Meron and its green, lush surroundings. Plenty of flowers along the trail (in February) and nice trees in bloom. Not too much water, enough for kids to wade in and adults to refresh themselves.
Quite a few climbs, our children are used to walking, otherwise it could be a problem. Plenty of nice spots for picnicking.
We saw some crabs and even a fox at one point.
Written 11 February 2018
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יוסי מ
Even Yehuda, Israel314 contributions
No water!
Jan 2018 • Friends
On the 12 jan , i was trekking with a group
Of hikers from the ascolot open university ! We were trekking the upper part of nahal amud 15 km of walking . Almost no water at the upper part of the river but the view was superb!
Written 18 January 2018
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Josie S
10 contributions
Very good short hike
Apr 2017 • Couples
Don't believe what the leaflet says - this takes two hours rather than 4. Very nice hike and some pools to swim in too. Would recommend for those staying in the area.
Written 20 April 2017
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Peppel L
Gouda, The Netherlands211 contributions
nice hike also with small children
Mar 2017 • Family
beautiful landscape/ canyon. Lots of big rocks, pebbles, not accessible for handicapped/ bikes/ wheelchairs. Great walk. Not easy to know where it starts. If you want to go to the lower amusemend stream. you can drive from the sea of Galilea on road 8077 towards the inlands and on your right (half way between sea of Galilea and village Hukok) there is a parking place/ busstop and a sign that there is a trail. You will drive passed it very easily. because we had small kids with us, we haven't seen it all. lots of beautiful flowers/ flora/ lots of animals. you can find places in the shade to picknick (on the ground/ rocks)
Written 19 March 2017
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Iritha
16 contributions
Beatiful walk with stream of water and wellsprings
Apr 2016
A 2 hours walk, not for hot days because of the open to the sun walk in the beginning and in the end. Starting point 1 mile north to Kfar Shamai on the 866 road. After getting down to the brook there is a beautiful walk near the water and through the Mediterranean trees and bushes. Also an opportunity to paddle in the springs. I recommend to start at 8 A.M, when opens otherwise crowded in holidays and weekends. There is an entrance fee of 29 shekels. Can be longened if you have a way of transportation back. The routes are marked and there is a map in starting point.
Written 29 April 2016
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Alon G
Bat Yam, Israel318 contributions
Nice hike for kids and animals
Oct 2015 • Couples
We went with our dogs to this hike. We enjoyed the scenery and the green surroundings. Visit after some rain has fallen in the season for more water in the stream.
Written 23 October 2015
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World Traveler
Philadelphia, PA454 contributions
Nothing spectacular
Oct 2015 • Business
I was told that this is one of the prettiest hikes in Israel. I don't think it would have even been the prettiest hike in Philadephia. If you want to bring the kids and go swimming for a day, absolutely come here. If you're looking for a fun and or pretty hike, there are so many better places in the north.
Written 11 October 2015
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Yitzchak M
Ramat Gan, Israel1,136 contributions
If you love geological wonders, this is the place for you!
Apr 2015 • Couples
The "Amud" (“Pillar”), located in the Lower Galilee, is an extraordinary natural, geological rock formation and is Israel's version of the tall rock pillars that are found throughout America's west. It is a very popular hiking site, straddling the Amud ("Pillar") stream, which is named for the Amud ("Pillar"), and which flows into the Sea of Galilee. The "Amud" ("Pillar") is located near the village of Hukok in the Lower Galilee and also near Kibbutz Ginosar from where I hiked to the Amud and back. The "Amud" ("Pillar") is accessible by the Israel Trail which passes right under it. Here in Israel it is a VERY popular nature destination, especially in the spring when the pools of fresh spring water surrounding the pillar are full. If you love geological wonders, this is the place for you.
Written 30 May 2015
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