עין יורקעם

Hiking time

30 minutes

Level of Difficulty

Easy

Ein Yirkaam

This short hike includes seasonal pools.

The Trail

Follow the green trail for about 55 minutes until you come to a trail sign of two white lines with a blank space between them. Turn left at that sign. (This type of trail marker indicates a site that is not on the trail, but is worth a visit.) Go down the ancient stone steps and carefully approach the pool. The area is shaded and makes a good spot for a picnic even during the warmer hours of the day.

Getting There

From the Chetzbah Field School, drive north. At the Arava Junction, turn left toward Dimona (Route 65). At the Rotem Junction (after the Nuclear Research Center), turn left. Drive another 53 km and turn left at the sign for Ein Yirkaam and Maaleh Palmach. Park there.

Notes

This hike will take about half an hour. Expert hikers may want to follow the green trail for another 5.5 km (each way) to a lookout point over the canyon of Nachal Chatira.