Israel National Trail

Walk the trail of your life and watch the magic unfold. The Israel National Trail has been rated one of the top 20 world trails in the national geographic magazine, and it is not surprising. Avraham Tamir, was inspired by his hike through the Appalachian Trail and so, he brought this vision home to Israel. Yariv Ya’ari was the first person to hike the entire trail in 1994 and it took him 21 days. The average hiker can do this trail in 40-60 days. The Trail spans approximately 1100 km (683 miles) through forestation and Desert Mountains. 10,000 hikers travel the Israel National Trail a year and growing. The Hike starts at Kibbutz Dan, near the border of Lebanon in the far north all the way to Eilat in the far south of Israel. Hikers particularly love this trail since the people you get to meet are amazing, even the nearby Kibutzim open their home to hikers traveling through. There are Trial Angels you get to meet in spontaneous parts of the hike, that offer you water, showers, transportation, or any other help you may need. The history, culture, landscape, and good vibes bring people together in a way that lasts forever.

Here is a list of supplies to bring on you Israel National Trail : Pack Wisely!

What should I pack for Israel national trail? Here is a list of things you need to prepare for your Israel National Trail.

Preparations for Israel National Trail – Packing list:

Walking Boots

Walking sticks


3-4 L of water per day. (Stash water before hike, especially in the desert south area)

Head Lamp with extra batteries

A National Trail Red Guide Book


A lightweight tent

A mat

Sleeping Bag

Lightweight pan



A mug

Spoon and Fork

A few lighters

First Aid Kit


Toothbrush and toothpaste

Hand moisturizer


Duct Tape

Warm hat

Waterproof jacket

Fleece shirts

Cotton shirts


Comfortable hiking pants

T shirts

Bathing suite

Wool socks



The Israel National Trail is an amazing hike that shows you the beauty of Israel’s nature hidden here in the Middle East. You will meet people that leave an everlasting impression as well as lots of wildlife. Each Sunrise and Sunset will heal your soul and inspire a new you to break through the surface. You can hike the Israel National Trail in your own way and time, you can choose to hike just certain parts of the trail if hiking the whole way sounds overwhelming. There is also a possibility to plan this with a private tour guide that takes care of the logistics and preparations for you. You can hike to Tel Aviv, or start in Tel Aviv depending on which direction you with to explore. The Israel National Trail is an experience that is well worthwhile!