Varied two-day walking tour to the most important sites and sights in and around Jerusalem
Distance 44.2 km
The Jerusalem Trail is the best way to combine an active holiday with culture. The 44 km route leads from Sataf through and around Israel's capital. Numerous historical sites and sights are passed along the way: The Old City, the Kidron Valley, the Mount of Olives, the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem, the Garden of Gethsemane with its gnarled olive trees and Mount Scopus are just a few of the well-known places in Jerusalem worth seeing. The route is mostly on wide dirt roads outside Jerusalem and on paved road inside.
Before starting, save the tour offline in the Outdooractive app. This makes orientation easier on the little-marked route.
Safety informationThe Jerusalem Trail is very irregularly marked with blue/gold/blue or white/blue/white signs. The entire trail is only about half signposted and difficult to find without GPS. From Lifta to Mount Scopus (834 m) the trail is not marked; from Mount Scopus to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial occasionally.
The route should not be covered in the hot summer months.
Tips and hintsAccommodation tips:
Getting thereFrom Tel Aviv on Route 1 towards Jerusalem, take the Har ' el Interchange exit and on Route 3965 follow the signs towards Mevasseret-Ziyyon / Moza Illit until you reach Tarbut Sataf Reserve.
ParkingLarge car park at Tarbut Sataf Reserve
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EquipmentSturdy shoes and sufficient fluids are recommended.
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