Nachal Arugot

At Nachal Arugot, in the heart of the Ein Gedi Reserve, you will find an oasis with a rich variety of vegetation and wildlife and even the remains of an ancient community.

Nahal Arugot and its springs, along with other abundant water sources has attracted both people and animals since the chalcolithic period, about 4500 BCE.

Due to the sweet water and the high temperatures of the region, there is vegetation such as oleander, reeds, ferns, and tropical fruits. You may see wildlife: capra, Syrian rock hyrax, river crabs, Ibex and more.

The highlight of the hike is the impressive hidden waterfall. Take a dip and stand under the pounding water for a natural massage! The stream burbles over rocks and shallow pools offer refreshing respite from the heat.

If you’re adventurous and have water shoes, you can hike in the stream bed, climbing the boulders and wading in pools. The trail is suitable for families with children who are competent hikers.




  • Activities Included: Hiking in Israel
  • Type: N/A
  • Level: Suitable for all levels; Beginners, Adventurous and Extreme!
  • Ages: 3 - 90
  • Estimated Time: 2-7 hours
  • Season: Perfect all year round!
  • Location: Dead Sea Region, Central Israel see on map

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