Family hike in Nahal Tsalmon
Nahal Tsalmon is on the border between the Upper and Lower Galilee and is a perfect family hike – easy walking, running water throughout the year, a shallow pool for getting wet, not overlong, and gorgeous river foliage and Galilee scenery.
Time: Almost 1½ hours round trip.
Distance: 3.3 Km round trip.
Type of hike: There and back on the same path.
Difficulty: Mainly easy, with a few short areas with easy climbing. Very little shade.
Directions: Enter “Tsalmon Stream” into Waze and click on “גן לאומי נחל צלמון.” There is no entrance fee or park office. The parking lot is on the side of the main road.
From the parking lot, you can see the blue marker pointing in the direction of the wadi. Go down the stone steps.
At the first split in the path is a pool straight ahead. It is quite shallow, but OK for the kids to get wet in and cool down.
Eventually you will come to a deserted building. At this point, you can cross over the stream on a wooden box. However, there is not much point in doing this, since this is almost the end of the hike. If you do cross the stream, you will soon meet the main road, Route 804.
Turn around. You will be retracing your steps, but the views will be different.