Weekend Walk: Mount Arbel

With beautiful views of the Kinneret and beyond, a hike up and around Mount Arbel is a great day out for all the family.

June 17, 2011 08:13

Mount Arbel 311. (photo credit: Yoni Cohen)

The Arbel stands majestically at the side of the Kinneret near Tiberias, jutting out and keeping watch over the entire area.

To reach Mount Arbel, turn off Highway 90 onto Route 807. Then take Highway 77 between Tiberias and the Golani junction, turn onto 7717 toward Moshav Arbel, and follow signs to the cliffs.

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Drive up to the top of the mountain following the well-paved road and park in the parking lot.

Follow the relatively easy trail to the clifftop observation point.

To reach the large collection of caves, take the rope-and-ladder descent that leads down from the parking lot.

Explore the caves while enjoying the great views and follow the path down the side of the mountain.

After leaving the fortress, turn left, and find the red-marked path leading up steep and narrow crevices to the parking lot.

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