Manara Cliff

Manara Cliff, Kiryat Shmona: Address, Phone Number, Manara Cliff Reviews: 4/5

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Yitzchak M
By Yitzchak M
Extreme and worthwhile experience!
May 2019
Last week, my son and I went on our bi-annual, extreme hike. This time we travelled north to near the Lebanon border to climb up Israel’s tallest, steepest, cliff-lined mountain that is used by Israel’s Alpine team for their training - the Manara Cliff rising above Kiryat Shmone. I know the Alpine team practices here because one time when my wife and I were here on an easier hike, we passed the Alpine team and spoke with them while they were on their uphill march (for the second time that morning they told me) in their matching uniforms. I remember thinking that if the Alpine team trains here then we’ve come to the right place. It’s an 813 meter (2,700 foot) uphill climb. The Path “Elders” had pity on us less athletic hikers and spread the climb out over 6 kilometers (4 miles). It took us 5 hours to go up, and it was a totally awesome, extreme, and worthwhile experience. Mostly, we were in utter awe of the raw might and beauty of these cliffs, mountain and forest. Near the top of the climb is the upper station of the MUST DO cable car ride, which unfortunately was closed for repairs when we were there, as was the whole Manara Cliff Outdoor Park. From the terrace of that upper station, we were able to see the whole upper Galilee, including the Hula valley and Hula Lake below us, and the Golan Heights, all breathtakingly laid out before us. Like the purists that we are, we didn’t stop there, as most people would in order to take the cable car down, we continued on into the Kibbutz – Kibbutz Manara – and continued on up another 50 meters in height and kilometer in distance to the summit where there is no view but there is an old dilapidated water tower which meant we were at the summit. If you are a serious outdoors person, this is an adventure not to be missed!

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Yitzchak M
Ramat Gan, Israel1,136 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Last week, my son and I went on our bi-annual, extreme hike. This time we travelled north to near the Lebanon border to climb up Israel’s tallest, steepest, cliff-lined mountain that is used by Israel’s Alpine team for their training - the Manara Cliff rising above Kiryat Shmone. I know the Alpine team practices here because one time when my wife and I were here on an easier hike, we passed the Alpine team and spoke with them while they were on their uphill march (for the second time that morning they told me) in their matching uniforms. I remember thinking that if the Alpine team trains here then we’ve come to the right place. It’s an 813 meter (2,700 foot) uphill climb. The Path “Elders” had pity on us less athletic hikers and spread the climb out over 6 kilometers (4 miles). It took us 5 hours to go up, and it was a totally awesome, extreme, and worthwhile experience. Mostly, we were in utter awe of the raw might and beauty of these cliffs, mountain and forest. Near the top of the climb is the upper station of the MUST DO cable car ride, which unfortunately was closed for repairs when we were there, as was the whole Manara Cliff Outdoor Park. From the terrace of that upper station, we were able to see the whole upper Galilee, including the Hula valley and Hula Lake below us, and the Golan Heights, all breathtakingly laid out before us. Like the purists that we are, we didn’t stop there, as most people would in order to take the cable car down, we continued on into the Kibbutz – Kibbutz Manara – and continued on up another 50 meters in height and kilometer in distance to the summit where there is no view but there is an old dilapidated water tower which meant we were at the summit. If you are a serious outdoors person, this is an adventure not to be missed!
Written May 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BAT GALIL
Yesod Hamaala, Israel35 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
. special location- worth the trip on a good day. don't bother if the visibility is not good not cheap
Written January 15, 2019
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Afik B
1 contribution
Aug 2018
Best recommend . Great place for families. Best activities and friends and helpful crew .
The cable car , mountain slides and reapling is the best for our extreme family
Written December 20, 2018
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DrRobertRehovot
Rehovot, Israel459 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
A very scenic area, the Manara cliff facing the Hula valley and Golan heights. The cable car is a fun way to get to the top, the longest cable car in Israel. There are two ways to visit- drive to the base (southern entrance to Kiryat Shmonah) or drive to the top, about a half hour drive around.
At the base is a mountain rail sled - fast and fun, two to a sleigh. The line was about half an hour. The ride down - 3 minutes, but quite exciting.
Food and snacks (hot dogs and ice cream) were available top and bottom. Addition “extreme” sports are available (rapelling down the cliff) at the midway cable car station. Didn’t do it - but the wait was over an hour.
It’s not cheap. The full price was 105 nis pp (30$) for the cable car round trip and a mountain sled rail ride ) although a number of Israeli organizations give good discounts (teachers union, army reserve card).
Written October 1, 2018
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Roadrunner2772
Tel Aviv, Israel194 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
We visited during the Sukkot holidays, busy as expected, but not that bad, we rode the cable car up the cliff, and had a walk around the top hill, beautiful views, nice trails. After ridding back down the cable car, we took the mountain slide, pretty fast, not for young kids, even if advertised otherwise.
Not cheap, but worth it.
היינו בחופשת סוכות, עמוס אבל לא בטירוף, עלינו ברכבל במעלה ההר וטיילנו בשבילים, נוף מדהים! אחרי שירדנו למטה בחזרה, עלינו על המגלשה, הסיבוב הוא קצר והגלישה די מהירה, גם שמותר עם ילדים מעל גיל שלוש, אישית לא ממליץ...
לא זול - אבל חוויה ששווה את הכסף.
Written September 25, 2018
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briellereich
Jerusalem, Israel15 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a place that should be amazing but falls short because of its outrageous prices and terrible staff. They tell you that you must pay for over age 3 but there is not much for the younger kids to do. Over age 10 can do all of the activities. The alpine slide was wonderful, the cable cars were thrilling, but that's really all there is that sets this place apart from anywhere else. The staff was untrained and nasty. They got frustrated easily with children and were very unfriendly.
Written August 9, 2018
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Noemi9153
Jerusalem, Israel76 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Marnara Cliff park is located at the upper Galilee, an attraction park with unique experience that gets the adrenalin pumping and heart beating full of excitement for all ages. Enjoy the beauty of the Upper Galilee and Naphtali Ridge, a wonderful sight, creating a powerful emotional experience.
Written August 1, 2018
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asafnaama2016
Lagos, Portugal3 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
you pay over 300 shekels for 4 people to go into the cable car into a place with nothing. no playgrounds for kids, no nice place to seat and enjoy the view , no thing. sad and badly maintained.
Written July 14, 2018
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Eyal S
Ramat Gan, Israel8 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Nice view, but steer clear of this racist establishment. It would have overpriced even without the racism. With it - I wouldn't go again even if they paid me. Sorry I gave them money.
Written July 7, 2018
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GittiGrimm
Selbitz43 contributions
Apr 2018
If you are in Kirjat Shmona take a ride with the cablecar to the Manara Cliff. You can see the boarder to Lebanon, to Syria, the Golan Heights and the Hula Valley
Written June 19, 2018
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