The Israel National Trail

The Israel National Trail, (Hebrew: שביל ישראל‎, Shvil Yisra'el) is a hiking trail that crosses Israel between the southern and northern borders, traversing a wide range of landscapes, a rich variety of flora and fauna, and a diversity of cultures.

The trail stretches from the Dan Kibbutz, near the Lebanese border, to Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba, and was named by National Geographic as one of the 20 best "epic hiking trails" in the world. The INT is approximately 1100 km (683 miles) long.

Map of the Israel National Trail

Map of the Israel National Trail

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 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.

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.

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 that we can include on this site are always welcome.

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This is a not-for-profit website, and we would like to hear from everyone who enjoys it. Joining the discussion is absolutely free, of course.

New – 28 May 2017 – Denise Stolnik just completed the Israel Trail. See her photo album on Facebook. Congratulations to Denise!

New – 25 May 2017 – Wolverine (Chris Hillier)'s new blog post "Done But Not Done". He just completed his hike on the Israel Trail, and is continuing to the Golan Trail. Congratulations, Wolverine!

We feature more photo albums here, and are looking for more to add to the collection.

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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.