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Tips for Hiking in the Israeli Summer

From June to September Israel becomes very hot.
In the south and desert areas, typical temperatures during the day are 35-42 °C. (95 – 108 °F). In the Center and the north around 30-32 °C (85-90 °F). Certainly not Hiking friendly weather.

Don’t worry. We have got you covered!! If you follow our guidelines you will be able to enjoy a hike in Israel also during the hot summer!!

  • Don’t hike in desert areas. Danger  of dehydration and Heatstroke is life threatening!!
  • In the north and central areas, limit your self to easier and shorter hikes.
  • Try to start your hike as early as possible. Idealy at Sunrise.
  • Drink a lot, use sunscreen and wear a wide hat.
  • For In-Depth details about Heat Stroke and Dehydration dangers we strongly recommend to read Ariel’s Checklist
  • Below is a list of our summer-friendly Hikes:
  1. Our “Wet Summer hikes”  are the perfect choice!!
  2. Bashanit Ridge: At altitude of 1,100 m on the northern Golan Heights the temperatures in the morning are more pleasant than anywhere else in the country.
  3. Amud Stream: The short version of this hike, has plenty of shade and water.
  4. The Springs Trail: An easy hike near Jerusalem with plenty of shade and a few chilly pools.
  5. Ktalav Wadi: Head out really early so you are in the full shade of the Wadi when the sun in high.
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