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“A beautiful place to come” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gamla Nature Reserve

Gamla Nature Reserve
Gamla Junction-Daliyot Junction Road
04-682-2282/3
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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london
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“A beautiful place to come”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There is a lot to see here so give yourself a whole day. Bring food and drink as there is not much available and also good shoes as some of the paths are rocky and steep (even the ones graded easy are very rocky in places). Also bring your own binoculars and a camera - the views to West and North are stupendous.

Do not miss the Vulture trail. It is short and the views from the hide are great. Today we saw a whole flock of them close up.

As there has not been much rain I would not bother with the walk to the waterfall as it is not spectacular but would instead walk to ancient Gamla though you need to be reasonably fit and sure footed.

There is another longer walk to do as well which is supposed to be fairly flat but if you wish to do this walk then the suggestion is to start from the secondary reserve entrance on route 869 near dalyit (?) junction. If you do this route you pay for your entrance to the reserve when you reach the end of the trail.

There are lots of flowers to see and many birds (so bring binoculars) also snakes, deer, wild boar and scorpions though we did not see any.

Visited July 2014
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Bogota, Colombia
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“Worth the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you can make it, go, honestly you have to do it by car. There are tours, not many, but really expensive. Nature at its best, waterfalls and great views.

Visited October 2013
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ania'm ' israel
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“It is highly recommended website accessible to all ages including disabled”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

eagles lookout and eagle trail are very recomended
gamla nature is a beautiful place
ania'm artist vilage is next with quality kosher dairy restaurant called Yaeli

Visited February 2014
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Haifa, Israel
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“gamala the forgoten city of the golan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Gamla Heights City during the Second Temple participated in the great Jewish revolt against the Romans between 66-70 years was taken after a bloody battle in 66 AD in the hands of Asfasinos. There is also a Byzantine church of Deir Kroh eagles and spectacular views. A short hiking trail twenty-five minutes Gamla waterfall impressive.

Visited April 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Gamla”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Golan Heights are so beautiful. From the view points you can see the ancient lost city of Gamla where the Romans destroyed the Jewish stronghold there. We also did a nice walk along the rim of the canyon, where you can see eagles if you are lucky. You can cross over the canyon for a bit more rigorous walk to the other side. Arrange for pickup there. Your visit to Israel would not be complete without a visit here.

Visited February 2013
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