The details

  • Start: Sataf Springs. Accessible directly by car: Take Highway 1 to Mevaseret Zion, go southward along Route 3965 to its junction with Route 395. Turn left onto 395 and go straight along the narrow road to the Sataf parking lot.
  • Finish: Mevo Betar, Route 375. There is a stop for bus 184 to Jerusalem.
  • Access/Exits: Yad Kennedy. Short walk from Moshav Aminadav (Route 3877), and then another 1.5 km. downhill to Hirbet Sa'adim.
  • Level of difficulty: Moderately challenging. Not for small children.
  • Length: 14 km. (including road-walking at the end)
  • Map: Scale 1:50,000, Map 9 (The Jerusalem Corridor)
  • Estimated walking time: 7 hours
  • Water: at the start of the walk only.
  • Bring: 4 liters of water per person, a sun hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes with good grips for walking. Include a compass, mobile phone, large towel, first aid kit, penknife and a powerful flashlight. Mobile phone reception varies.