The Israel National Trail

The purpose of this website is to create a reference for English speakers who wish to hike the Israel National Trail, but who speak little or no Hebrew. It is developed in support of the people of Israel who help maintain the INT as a resource for their nation and for visitors, and for the Israel Trails Committee and their work in building and maintaining the trail.

This website is non-profit and is run by volunteer contributions. We invite you to contribute information here. Trip reports that we can link to and content in other languages that we can adapt for this site are always welcome.

Although this website is in English, we hope to be able to help all travelers of different languages who do not speak Hebrew. See this page for our contact info.


Map of the Israel National Trail

Map of the Israel National Trail

The Israel National Trail, (Hebrew: שביל ישראל‎, Shvil Yisra'el) is a hiking trail that crosses Israel from south to north.

It runs between the Gulf of Aqaba in Eilat to Dan, near the Lebanese border. The INT is approximately 1000 km (620 miles) long.

Avraham Tamir hiked the Appalachian Trail and was inspired to create a national trail in Israel. We hope this website helps continue his vision by making the trail better known among English-speaking hikers around the world.

The Israel National Trail runs from the deserts of the south to the green mountain ranges of the north.

The Israel National Trail runs from the deserts of the south to the green mountain ranges of the north.

The INT on Google Maps Treks

In 2016 Google launched its virtual tour of the Israel National Trail as part of its Street View Trekker project. Here you can experience a panoramic view of every point along the Shvil Yisrael.