Towering over the landscape, Mt. Arbel provides amazing views of the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.

There are multiple ways to reach the top of Mt Arbel. You can ascend the Mountain from the south as part of the Israel National Trail or the west as part of the Jesus Trail. However, you can also park at the top and explore the magnificent views of Mt. Arbel. Connecting a few of the walking trails heading west will lead you down the side of the mountain on a steep, almost rock climbing trail. From the bottom of the small descent head east. As you loop around the Northern part of the mountain you will see caves dug into the side of the cliffs left over from Greek and Roman Battles, led by Herod the Great, with the Jews and Hasmonean Rebels. The cave fortress is still visible today. Keeping along the same trail you will soon get views of the Sea of Galilee and of the Golan Heights. Another steep incline awaits soon after to return to the top of Mt. Arbel.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Good Shoes
  • Camera
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RT Distance 3 Miles
Elevation Gain 500 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Scenic

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Breathtaking viewpoint !

This was one of my favorite spots during our time in Israel. The view is breathtaking and the history is rich. It’s a special place to reflect on Jesus and the time He spent in this area.


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