Trip Reports


Reading trip reports is a highlight of running this website. We invite you to spend some time hiking along with others. If you have hiking journal and want it linked here, please get in touch directly and send us the link!

Each hiker interprets the trail in a unique way. Of course, the content on the sites listed below is the expression of the authors. Linking here does not imply an endorsement of political and religious opinions, nor the accuracy or reliability of any information. 

Above: View from Mount Aminadav on the new Jerusalem section of the Israel National Trail, with the ancient farming terraces around the village of Battir seen in the distance.

TheHypeIsrael – 16 weeks on the Israel National Trail

 New: TheHypeIsrael – 16 weeks on the Israel National Trail

Raphael Sacks' blog of his 2016 journey, with many stunning photos.

Chris Hillier – Wolverine Hikes

Read our interview with Wolverine here! There are full links to all of his blog posts from his 2017 thru-hike of the INT at the end of the interview. Or you can jump directly to his first post here, and continue the journey by following the links dated March, April, and May 2017 on the right-hand column. His report of the Golan Heights Trail, while not part of the Shvil Yisrael proper, is also worth reading.

Bex – The Ordinary Adventurer – Walking Israel

Bex from Basingstoke, UK, completed a 52-day, 1020-km hike on the Israel National Trail in late 2016. Her site includes a comprehensive list of needed items as well as the planning process for a thru-hiking the Shvil Yisrael, and dozens of beautiful photos and descriptions of the experience.

Expert Vagabond – One Week on the INT

We don't usually feature short trips, but this website is extraordinary. The photographs are professional, and the selection of locations gives you a good sense of the variety of landscapes along the trail. 

Julian Bender – A Day-by-Day Trip Report

Julian Bender's comprehensive overview of the trail


Chuck Norris and Tigger

2011 Israel National Trail Journal (N.B. not the actual Chuck Norris, but a trail name)

Rabbi Barry Leff

A continuing journal of his INT hike, a section at a time

Maoz Inon

2004 Israel National Trail Journal. Maoz is the founder of  the Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth.

Matt King

Acorn's 2008 Israel National Trail Journal


Travel Blog of a 2010 hike. "Is it possible to hike in my own language?"


2011 Israel National Trail Journal

Kevin Pearson

2007 Israel National Trail Journal by "Dandylion"

Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

Detailed description of  hiking a section of the Israel National Trail

Greg & Bev Wootton

Holy Land Walk of Faith's 2005 Israel National Trail Journal