The Black Canyon (Hanakik Hashachor) - Canyoning in Israel

“Black Gorge” in the Golan Heights – Hiking and Rappeling

June 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Asia/Jerusalem Timezone
Yehudia Natural Reserve
שמורת יער יהודיה - חניון לילה - Yehudia Forest Reserve - camping
Had Nes
250 NIS

A fantastic mix of an amazing hike with fun rappelling and swimming in magical natural pools.

Hike Metrics
Hike Description
Distance6 Km
Climb120 m
BestMay - October
PossibleAll Year
/ Start PointGoogle-Maps-icon-2020 (Accessible also by Bus)

  • Canyoning in the Zavitan - Golan Heights Israel

One of the most beautiful rappelling adventures in Israel is the Black Canyon/ Gorge (also known as the “Nakik HaShahor”). The Black Gorge is called “black” because it does not get the sun’s rays most of the day, a fact which makes the canyon a wonderful place to pass a hot summer day.
The trip begins at the Yehudia Reserve in the Golan Heights. We’ll hike into the volcanic canyon and rappel 3 waterfalls into the water! Heights: 3, 30 and 25 meters.
Get ready to get wet! You’ll have to swim in amazing natural pools.


  • Regular Group Tours: 250 NIS (About 70$) per person – (Upcoming dates will be Published shortly)
  • Private Guide (A group of 1-8 people) : Price 2,000 NIS (About 560$)

Important Notes

  • No previous experience with rappelling is required! Our professional guides will teach you how to rappel on-the-go.
  • Minimum age: 8 Years.
  • Meeting point: Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve, at 8:00 am.
  • Equipment: Water (3 liters per person), closed hiking shoes (sandals, “crocks”, etc. will not be allowed), a hat, sunscreen, food for the day (packed well, protected from water), comfortable clothing for walking in water and on wet rocks, set of dry clothes after the trip – leave them in your car.
  • The activity is insured, and organized by qualified instructors.

Payment & Cancellation Terms:

    • Credit card number will be taken for security.
    • Payment in Cash at the day of the trip.
    • Payment of 500 NIS or more can be made also by credit card.
    • Entrance fee to the Yehudiya national park is not included.   (The entrance fee to the reserve: adult – 22 NIS , youth – 9 NIS to age 18).
    • Cancellation fee up to 8 days before the trip: 30NIS per person. Cancellation fee up to 5 days before the trip: 50%. Cancellation within 48 hours from the beginning of the trip will be charged for the full price.

Written by Erez Speiser

Erez Speiser, born 1966 in Israel. lives in Rakefet in the Galilee. By education he is a mechanical engineer.For the last decade he holds a marketing position in a multinational metal cutting tools company. Erez is passionate about nature and the outdoors, enjoys hiking, mountain biking & surfing. Erez loves Israel and tries to promote hiking tourism in the country. He is the founder & manager of