One of many springs in the Jerusalem mountains

The Springs Trail

5 Springs in 1 Hike just 15 Km from Jerusalem

An easy circuit between small springs typical to the western slopes of the Judean mountains.

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Region – Judea Mountains
Distance – 9.5 Km.
Short version – 6.5 Km
Very short – 3.5 Km
Accumulated Climb – 170 m
Difficulty – Easy
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Seadim Ruins parking

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Track Description:

  • Starting point –  parking area near Seadim Ruins (1).
  • Start by taking a short tour at the Byzantine ruins of Seadim.
It is a remains of a Byzantine farm, olive press and an ancient mosque that was built later on-top of the ruins of the Byzantine buildings. some of the trees around are very old and reach huge proportions. This is due to the belief that trees near a mosque should not to be cut down due to the sanctity of the place.
The start pf the Springs trail near Jerusalem
Seadim Ruins – By Morany84 [CC BY-SA 4.0], Wikimedia Commons
  • Start following the the trail with  ‡Green‡ markers.
  • Follow it for about 1.3 Km until our first stop at Uzi Spring. (2)
  • A small pool that collects the water from the nearby spring.
  • This spring and the 2 next ones you will meet are Seep Springs, which are very typical to the Judean mountain.
  • Continue on the  ‡Green‡ markers for 300 m to reach Tamar Spring. (3)
  • The spring & pool were arranged in memory of Tamar Natan.
Ein Tamar, Hiking the springs trail near jerusalem
Tamar Spring
  • (for the very short version retrace your steps back to the starting point.)
  • Continue on the  ‡Green‡ markers for about 1.1 Km until you reach a junction with a dirt road and a ‡Black‡ marker . (4)
  • The ‡Green‡  trails continue left and you Turn Right on the ‡Black‡ marker. The trail makes a sharp left turn and after about 200 meters  you reach our next spring, Ein Sarig.
Ein Sarig, Hiking the springs trail near jerusalem
Sarig Spring
  • Retrace your steps back to the junction and follow again the ‡Green‡markers going down hill. After about 300 m you will merge with a dirt road and  ‡Red‡ markers.  Continue on it for 150 m unit you meet a paved road. (5).
  • (For the short version Turn left on the ‡Red‡ marked dirt road and follow it for 3 Km all the way back to the starting point.)
  • Cross the road walk left for a few meters and then right again on ‡Green‡ markers.
  • Follow it for about 1.5 Km. A few meters after a junction with a ‡blue‡ marker (6) , you reach our last spring for today, Handak Spring.
The tunnel in Handak Spring
Handak Spring Tunnel
This spring is a “Tunnel” spring.  The ancient tunnel is carved into the rock to reach the source of the water. The tunnel is almost 50 m long and the water depth reaches 1.5 m. It’s a unique experience to walk inside the tunnel!! all the way to its end. (You must use a flashlight)
  • Retrace your steps uphill back to (5) and follow the easy  ‡Red‡ marked dirt road for 3 Km all the way back to the starting point.

Topographic map with english lables and legend

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