Zin River

Zin River, Beersheba: Address, Phone Number, Zin River Reviews: 4.5/5

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Uri E
Ramat Gan, Israel186 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Friends
the best desert seen in Israel. the tomb of the first Israeli prime minister Ben Guryon. best place to mountain bike
Written 1 April 2019
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garyslevine
New York City, NY101 contributions
Nov. 2018 • Friends
General dry till the northern rains then unexpectively floods. An interesting part of the topography and geology of the area
Written 30 December 2018
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David L
Jerusalem, Israel25 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Couples
This is a great natural site to visit in the North Negev desert.site. If you are lucky you will also see gazelles and rock rabbits and vultures/eagles as well. Make sure you have hats, good walking shoes/boots and lots of water. It can get hot. I was a guide here in the past.,
Written 2 August 2018
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michaelsZ9233FB
Pittsburgh, PA101 contributions
Mar. 2018
Negev is an unusual place, but to understand it and enjoy it, one should have a nice and knowledgeable guide to show the best of it. If you have one (or similar to one), check different parts of Negev especially in a spring. Blooming flowers is another unusual character of this desert.
Written 3 July 2018
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Nanna
21 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Friends
I started the walk from Midreshet Ben-Gurion. I followed a 4x4 road for 1,5-2 hours to a little parking lot. From there it took about 20 minutes until I got to the spring. It was a small spring, but very beautiful with a nice temperature. It was so lovely to take a little swim in the heat. From there I took the green trail that went up to a small mountain. On the mountain I passed a beduin camp where I bought some delicious food and tea. From there it took me about 20 minutes to get to the starting point with a parking lot. The walk took about 6 hours with a break in the spring and the beduin camp. It was a good walk with some stunning views. I recommend everyone to go this haik! And remember to bring water with you.
Written 23 April 2018
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Yitzchak M
Ramat Gan, Israel1,136 contributions
Oct. 2017 • Solo
Last October, I (yes, by myself) went on a wonderful journey in and around the Zin Wilderness and River. Early in the morning, I parked my car at the gas station at the entrance to Avdat National Park and hitchhiked my way up to one of the northern entrances of the Zin Wilderness: the “black” trail heading east located 1 kilometer north of Midreshet Ben Gurion on Highway 40. An alternative is to take a bus from Avdat National Park to Midreshet Ben Gurion, which I would have done had a bus come first. It adds 1 kilometer of walking to the hike (from the bus stop to the trail beginning), but what’s the difference between 17 kilometers or 18 kilometers, right? Follow the “black” trail east, past Ben Gurion’s private landing strip, and then down into the Zin Valley. The hike down into the valley is filled with many “wow” moments! What I call “Bereshit” (Biblical “Genesis”) moments! Once down in the Zin Valley, the trail crosses the Zin River riverbed, and then turn right (south) onto a “blue trail” bypassing the impressive-looking, pyramid-shaped Hod Akev, crossing the Zin River (or one of its tributaries) until this trail meets up with the Israel Trail a few hundred meters before the spectacular Ein Akev (Akev Spring). This is a wonderful, shaded, cool, and refreshing rest stop. Worth all the effort to get here! I spent almost an hour here. I then continued south on the Israel Trail, following the beautiful and green Nahal Akev until I got to the famous Israel Trail split off - where the “new” Israel Trail continues to the left (eastward) and the “old” Israel Trail continues to the right (westward and marked by the familiar Israel Trail markings). I took the "old" trail. Taking the "new" trail would have meant sleeping in the desert for the night and I didn't want to do that. Just before the Avdat National Park, the Israel Trail markers seem to disappear; however I was able to continue following the “blue” markers that have been running concurrent to the Israel Trail since the split off, until I arrived back at the gas station and my car at Avdat National Park. It was an awesome hike in an awesome part of Israel. A MUST for those who can see and appreciate the beauty of the desert!
Written 21 March 2018
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bier
Netherlands47 contributions
Nov. 2016 • Solo
Stunning desert landscapes and you can follow the river from the entrance of the National park all the way to the top of the Cliffs, Climbing stairs and several steel ladders. Breathtaking walk with lovely views. It is 1-way up though so you can't go back down if you park your car at the park entrance. You either ask someone to pick you up at the top after you finish the walk/climb, or park your car at the beginning of Wadi Hawarim (on the main road) and walk all the way through this wadi, to the park entrance, climb up through the Zin riverbed, and then walk all the way back to your car . This is quite a long walk so you have to be fit, take water and do it in the early morning. But it is worth it if you love walking! I did it 3 times - 2 times alone and once with my 27 year-old daughter.
Written 28 May 2017
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Maxim H
London, UK184 contributions
Apr. 2017 • Family
This valley is magnificent. You ned a 4/4 or a good set of boots. it is not suitable for regular cars. You can see very rare and local only wild life. there are natural pools that are cold but very refreshing
Written 1 May 2017
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Adrian L
Stourbridge, UK232 contributions
Feb. 2017 • Business
This is a part of Israel that you can't afford to miss, it is staggeringly beautiful in a barren sort of way! If you visit Masada National Park you get a simply brilliant view of the this valley towards the Moabite mountains. To enjoy this at it's best you do need to spend sometime up high somewhere! Around the area are several old Roman ruined fortifications.
Written 19 February 2017
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SakinWorld
Iasi, Romania1,397 contributions
Feb. 2017 • Couples
If you are in this part of the Negev Desert, than you go to Avdat Canyon! One of the best natural tourists attraction in this area and you will not regret to go there!
Written 14 February 2017
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