נחל פרס

Trail length

5 km

Level of Difficulty

Intermediate

Nachal Paras

This loop hike north of the Arava Junction will take you about 3 hours.

The Trail

Follow the red trail down into the creek bed. As you continue along the red trail, you will climb up to the top of a ridge, from which you will have a great view of the area. Follow the red trail down the ridge, cross over the blue jeep trail and continue along the red trail until it meets the green trail. Then, turn right onto the green trail. About 55 m after the start of the green trail, you will see white rocks on your left that end in a waterfall, where you will find seasonal pools and shade. After a rest on the rocks, follow the green trail around the waterfall and down into the creek bed. Then, turn right onto the black trail. Follow the black trail back to the red trail. Turn left onto the red trail and follow the red trail back up to your vehicle.

Getting There

From the Chetzbah Field School, drive north. At the Arava Junction, turn left toward Dimona (Route 65). Follow Route 65 to Kilometer 555, where you will see a brown sign on your right for the Paras Pools. Park by that sign. (This is a journey of about 65 minutes.)

Notes

This trail is relatively easy and suitable for families. Along this route, you’ll find abundant plant and animal life, as well as unique views.