Best time to visit Jerusalem

Jerusalem Trail

Take a spectacular circuit hike around all the greatest places of the Israeli capital

Jerusalem Trail in Jerusalem 2020 - Best Time
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The Jerusalem Trail is a hiking route that connects the Israel National Trail with Jerusalem. The trail creates a circuit that can be completed as a loop. The trail is 42km in length and can be completed in two days.

Opened in 2006, the trail features many cultural and historical sites such as the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), the City of David, the Mahane Yehuda Market, Sataf, and the Hebrew University. The hike will take you through the Old City, the Kidron Valley, the Mount of Olives, Yad Vashem, and several beautiful National Parks.

View of the city from the Mount of Olives 2020
View of the city from the Mount of Olives

The trail has irregular markings in blue/gold/blue or white/blue/white. Around half of the route is unmarked, so make sure you have maps and GPS available. Due to the extremely hot and dry climate of Jerusalem, it is not recommended to complete this trail over summer. This means the best months to hike the trail are from October to April.

Mar Saba is an Eastern Orthodox Christian monastery overlooking the Kidron Valley at a point halfway between the Old City of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. 2020
Mar Saba is an Eastern Orthodox Christian monastery overlooking the Kidron Valley at a point halfway between the Old City of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.
The Kidron Valley 2020
The Kidron Valley