There are many places to hike in Ein Yahav and the surrounding area. It’s important to choose a trail that’s appropriate for the members of your group and their abilities.

Planning Your Trip

Before your trip, make sure that your route is appropriate for the season and current weather conditions. Make sure that the trail you have chosen is appropriate for your abilities. For trails that involve crossing any water, make sure that all of the members of your group know how to swim. Cross pools only at the authorized points, which are marked by signs.
Any swimming is strictly at your own risk.
When planning your trip, consider your time schedule. Hiking after dark is prohibited.
If your hike is expected to extend into the afternoon, carry a flashlight.
Do not enter firing ranges or any other areas closed to hikers without making arrangements ahead of time with the military even on Saturdays and holidays.
Firing ranges are marked on hiking maps and with trail signs.

If you experience a safety incident, please let us know.

Good Field Practices

Carefully read and follow all instructions given on signs in the field. Hiking and traveling are permitted only along designated roads and labelled trails.

  • A labelled trail is a numbered trail that has been labelled by the Israeli Trails Committee and appears on trail maps.
  • Trail markings follow a three-stripe system: a colored stripe (blue, green, red or black) with one white stripe on either side.
  • Wear appropriate clothing, including boots that cover your ankles and a hat.
  • Do not drink from the sources of water you find along the trail. Each hiker should carry 3 liters of water for each day.
  • During the fall, winter and spring, trails may cross pools of water. Cross these pools very carefully and carry warm clothing to change into afterwards.
  • In the spring, summer and fall, small animals hide among bushes, in tunnels and under rocks. If you put your hand into any of those places, you could get bitten or stung!
  • Do not harm any animals or plants. Do not try to catch any animal. Do not carve into the rocks or paint or write on the rocks.
  • Take any garbage you produce out with you. Do not bury or burn any garbage in the field.
  • Burning dry plant material is strictly prohibited anywhere outside parking lots or designated areas.
  • Do not enter minefields. Those areas are labelled on trail maps and in the field.
  • Enter pools of water only at authorized points. Any swimming is at your own risk.
  • Overnight camping: You may not camp overnight within a firing range or nature reserve or near the border. You may camp at any other site. In nature reserves, overnight camping is permitted only in specially designated parking lots. Those lots are labelled on trail maps.
  • Snappling is permitted only at authorized sites and only in the company of specially trained guides.
  • Before setting out on your hike, leave a note on your windshield stating which trail you’ll be hiking, your timeframe and the number of people in your party.
  • If you get lost, stop where you are and call 100 for the police.
  • In case of danger, if someone needs to be rescued or if there is a need for urgent medical treatment, call 100 for the police or 101 for an ambulance.

Careful attention to these rules will ensure a safe and pleasant hike.

If you experience a safety incident, please let us know.

Sources of Information to Help You Plan Your Hike

Nature and Parks Authority, Arava Region: *3639
Make sure to take a cell phone with a fully charged battery with you.
Note: Because conditions in the field are constantly changing, it is important to check for the latest information regarding the hours that attractions are open, water levels, flashflood warnings, high-temperature warnings, etc.

The Tourism Team of Ein Yahav and the Central Arava wishes you a safe and pleasant hike!