Nahal Amud in the Upper Galilee

Nahal Amud (Amud Stream)

Hike one of the most attractive streams in Israel. Walk down the beautiful Amud stream. Along the way pass numerous ancient water-mills, pools and wild-flowers. On the way back climb to the “Mizpe Hayamim” mountain. One of the only spots where you can view both the Sea of Galilee & the Mediterranean.

Hike Metrics
Hike Description
Distance13.5 Km
Short versions5 Km
Climb500 m
LevelDifficult
Short ver (Easy)
BestDec - Apr
PossibleOct - May
LocationGoogle-Maps-icon-2020
/ Start PointGoogle-Maps-icon-2020

For Public transportation: Take Bus #147 to Kfar Shammai. and start the hike from point (8).

Hike Nahal Amud as part of the 5 days Yam le Yam Trek ➢

 

Track description:
  • For the short version, Return from (5) to the begining. Follow the ‡Blue‡ markers back to (3) and then climb on the ‡Red‡ markers back to (1).
  • Starting point –  parking area at Nahal Amud Natural Reserve (1). (entrance fee required)
  • Follow the ‡Green‡ markers down to the junction with the ‡Black‡ marker trail (2).

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  • the ‡Black‡ marker in this section is along the INT (Israel National Trail)
  • You are now at the Miron stream, Which is a tributary of the Amud Stream.
  • Follow the ‡Black‡ markers for 250 m to reach the Yakim spring. (3) A small waterfall feeds a large 4X4 meters pool with plenty of shade.
  • Continue with the ‡Black‡ markers along the stream bed for about 850 to reach the “Mivtasha”, and old Wool mill(4).
During the 16th century Sefad was a center of textile industry. The ruin are of an old hydro mill for processing wool, which is similar to the old flour mills . The muffler uses the water force to move large wooden hammers, which hit wool for the purpose of compression and reinforcement.
  • Continue further with the ‡Black‡  for about 200 m to reach the Shechvi Pools. (5)

Amud stream, Upper Galilee, Israel

  • The right spot for an extended break!
  • Continue further with the ‡Black‡ markers (along the INT) for about 3.5 Km to reach Seter Spring and the junction with the ‡Blue‡ marker. (6)
  • In this section the streams is usually dry also in winter.
  • Along the way you will pass 6 ancient Watermills and the Aqueduct system that connected them.

Amud stream, Upper Galilee, Israel

  • Turn Right and follow the ‡Blue‡ markers climbing rather steeply about 450 m to reach the top of “Mizpe Hayamim” mountain. (In English – The Seas Viewpoint). (7)
  • This is one of the few places in the country where from the same spot you can see both the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean sea.
  • Another great spot for an extended break!

Sea of Galilee view from Mount Mitzpe Hayamim

  • Descend to the other side on the ‡Blue‡ markers for about 1.3 Km until reaching the main road #866. (8)
  • Turn right and walk carefully along the main road (Unmarked) for about 3 Km until the road sign to the Amud National Park . (9)
  • Turn right again  and walk about 1 Km to reach your car. (1)

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Bonus Tip: Don’t miss a visit to the nearby old city of Safed, Which is also  pefect hub for further exploring the area.
Recommended Lodging in the heart of the old city: Villa Tiferet holiday rental home.

A typical alley in the old quarter