Hiking Time

4.5 hours

Level of Difficulty

Expert

Nachal Akravim

This trail includes wonderful views and a creek bed full of boulders gathered by floods.

The Trail

From the parking lot, head downhill (southwest) toward the black marker. When you reach that marker, begin to walk downhill toward the southeast. Walk along the ridge line until you come to a steep descent that will bring you to a spectacular waterfall. From the waterfall, continue along the bank of Nachal Akravim until you come to a steep descent into the creek bed. Once you are in the creek bed, continue hiking south over the boulders through the canyon. At the end, you will reach a narrow gateway that will take you out of the creek bed. Follow the black trail signs until you see a dirt road on the right. Turn right and follow the dirt road to the Ein Akravim overnight parking lot.

Getting There

To get to the starting point:

From the Chetzbah Field School, travel north on Route 95 toward the Arava Junction. At the Arava Junction, turn left onto Route 65 (toward Dimona). At the Rotem Junction, turn left and continue until you see the marked turn-off for the Little Crater and Nachal Akravim on your left. At that intersection, turn left and continue to Rosh Maaleh Akravim. At Rosh Maaleh Akravim (marked with a red sign), turn left and continue to the Little Crater Parking Lot. Park in that lot.

To get to the end point:

From the Chetzbah Field School, travel north on Route 95 to the Ein Chetzbah Junction. At the Ein Chetzbah Junction, turn left toward Ir Ovot. Continue straight to the bottom of Maaleh Akravim, where you will see a sign on your right for the Ein Akravim parking lot. Turn right and follow the dirt road to the parking lot.