Sataf Nature Trail

Sataf Nature Trail, Jerusalem: Address, Sataf Nature Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Sataf Nature Trail
4.5
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Good hiking very close to the city- very recommended
Apr 2021 • Family
This is a forested mountain area within 15 minutes or less of the Jerusalem city limit. It is ideal for hiking, biking, relaxing, picnicking, barbecue, seeing ancient terraced farming, exploring ancient buildings, and of brave- swimming in reservoirs of water.

As such, is a great and easy get-away to nature, to do real but non stressful hiking.

... and that’s exactly what we did when “I visited this place” yesterday with a trio of eleven, six and three year old boys.

We hiked the first segment of the eight kilometer loop of Har Eitan (known in English as “Mount A. Tahnn). As you can see by my attached “helpful” photos, the trail is very wide and there are expansive open views and also wildflowers in season.

As stated in the photo descriptions, it was surprisingly not crowded on the trail, although the parking lot was full.
Written April 2, 2021
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Giora_I_L
Haifa, Israel6,159 contributions
Lovely green area
Nov 2020
We have hiked the path with a group of people at the age of 60th & 70th. We started at the top parking lot to the bottom parking lot. Despite rather short walk (3KM) for some of the group members it was difficult due to lot of uneven stairs. We loved the nature scenery. On the path here are several small springs surrounded with trees. Some areas are used for ancient agriculture practice by residents from the area.
Written November 24, 2020
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Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,220 contributions
Great place for a hike near Jerusalem
Oct 2020
Its a great place to do a nice long hike, a circular trail around a mount overlooking the Judean hills and forests, bring water with you, as in the circle there is no water faucet....has a nice parking, and hopefully the coffee place will reopen after the virus.
Written October 30, 2020
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Yoramshap
Netanya, Israel471 contributions
Jerusalem mountain trail
Mar 2020 • Couples
A great trail to hike, up to 8 miles long with wonderful mountain vistas. Great blooming of seasonal flowers (currently cyclamen) and trees. Enjoy
Written March 1, 2020
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Leon P
Jerusalem, Israel64 contributions
Great place for hiking near Jerusalem
Oct 2019 • Solo
I hike the Sataf regularly and highly recommend visiting it if you are a nature lover and hiker.

I usually hike from the village of Ein Kerem to the Sataf. The trail is walkable and obvious (easy to navigate). The scenery is very nice.
Written November 10, 2019
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ParticularPalate
Phoenix, AZ58 contributions
Gorgeous nature trail
Sep 2019
The best views of Jerusalem and the surrounding forest. Clean cool pine air and spectacular hike. 8km hike circular route. Lovely way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem. Go!
Written September 6, 2019
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mohissa
Lüscherz, Switzerland149 contributions
Sacred Nature
Jan 2019 • Solo
This was definetly my best touching meditative Moment in Jerusalem. Fresh herbal breath and sun, made my soulful day. Away from hungry masses
Written January 29, 2019
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Yitzchak M
Ramat Gan, Israel1,136 contributions
The heart and soul of the Jerusalem Mountains
Nov 2018 • Couples
I have been here to Sataf a countless number of times and have enjoyed ALL the hiking trails in the area. Each hike has its own special beauty and special reward. With numerous crisscrossing trails, it is easy to put together a circular trail of any distance from 1 to 20 kilometers. The 8.5 kilometer “red” trail circling the mountain is the actual heart and soul of hiking in the Jerusalem Mountains because along the route, one can see almost ALL of the entire Jerusalem Mountains. And every view from every point is beautiful beyond words. Recently, friends of mine came from America to visit us and we took them on a circular 3 kilometer hike that started on the Israel Trail at the top of Sataf. We followed the Israel Trail south and it took us onto the walls of agricultural terraces giving us the feeling that we were walking on a tall cliff ledge, past a 500 year old olive tree, past an ancient village, and to the village spring – Ein Sataf (Sataf Spring). To go back, we hiked northward up through the parking lot until we came to a “blue” trail, which we followed eastward, taking us through the thick part of the enchanted Sataf Forest, also with ruins and terraces. No matter which hike you choose here at Sataf, it’s going to be a fun and beautiful one!
Written December 1, 2018
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Orenvil
Rishon Lezion, Israel676 contributions
Good for hot days!
May 2018 • Family
The view of Jerusalem , the cool breeze of wind, the water - you'll find it here!

There is a lot parking lot, and there are two kind of visiting this place :
1) From the top to the bottom - it starts at the head of the Eitan's mountain, and goes down throw fields and small pools. You must put other vehicle at the end.
2) Start from above, and go as far as you can. Then, climb back to the parking lot.

Written May 11, 2018
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Yoon
Rechovot, Israel7 contributions
Great
Apr 2018 • Friends
There’s information desk and toilet before starting hiking. The path was peaceful and clean. The easiest trail is good for everybody specially for family with kids. The view is really great. You can feel beauty of Jerusalem.
Written April 5, 2018
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