Ein Gedi 311.
(photo credit: YONI COHEN)
To reach the Ein Gedi national park, join Route 90 towards the Dead
Sea. Parking is available as well as a visitors center and shop to
stock up on water and supplies.
There are a number of different hikes to choose from, each with a varying level of difficulty.
easier hikes, which are suitable for all the family, are the Arugot
Stream and the David Stream. Both of these hikes involve springs with
the opportunity to swim and play in the water. These hikes should take
no longer than two or three hours, but leave plenty of time for fun in
One of the more difficult hikes, which is marked
with black and white signs, begins at the David Stream and passes the
David waterfall. The long, steep climb may be difficult but it is really
worth it for the views. A further climb takes visitors to the secret
pool which is well worth it just to cool off. The climb down is just as
impressive, with stunning views of the Dead Sea always in the
background. This hike takes around five to six hours.
Maps and information are available at the visitors center.