Nahal Tze’elim Upper Stream and Birkat Tzfira Trail

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Nahal Tze’elim Upper Stream and Birkat Tzfira Trail

The trail includes Kfar Ha’Nokdim, Bor Atin, Mount Zefira, the Upper Canyon, Birkat Tzfira and overnight parking at Birkat Tzfira. A loop trail for optimal hiking, recommended for ages 8 and above.

Trail length: 11 km, including a 3 km return to the starting point. Estimated walking time: approximately 7 hours. Parking: Kfar Ha’Nokdim (use WAZE). Preferred season: October to May.

**Caution** Monitor weather and flood alerts attentively and adapt your plans accordingly. Rain in the region could lead to sudden flash floods. The journey is undertaken at your own discretion. Prearrange communication with the Nature and Parks Authority supervisor in advance at: 050-6951834 / 050-2472319 (Jamal), or the emergency unit at 100. Most viewpoints are located near cliffs; maintain a safe distance from the edges.


The information has been generously shared by Dov Puniyo, a former resident of Arad and the leader of the “Arad-Judean Desert” contact group. This group has taken the initiative to verify, mark, and include the trails on the map.

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