Bokek River

Bokek River, Ein Bokek: Address, Bokek River Reviews: 4.5/5

Bokek River
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joagyy
Jerusalem27 contributions
Lovely, especially for families with young kids
Nov 2021
Very easy, pleasant walk though water to get to the main water pool. Shady areas. Can be slippery and need the correct shoes
Written November 7, 2021
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Nahum S
Ramat Yishay, Israel240 contributions
Beautiful and relaxing
Feb 2020 • Couples
A wonderful place for an easy walk in nature. Most of the walk is done in water, so be prepared to wet your shoes. The walk itself is easy, trading a gentle stream of water and most of it is shaded. Great place for families.
Written February 20, 2020
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bit10
Jerusalem, Israel209 contributions
Short & wet trail
Dec 2019 • Couples
Just across the main road.
A great place to hike at all times.
Easy walk, no need for maps or too much equipment. Take a hat, water, shoes that you can Walk comfortably with (including in the water), shorts that you can “shower“ with... that’s about it.
You can reach from a parking lot near the entrance or walk beneath the bridge near the hotels.
1.5-2 hours will do. Great for all ages!
Written December 30, 2019
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rose1606
Giv'atayim, Israel124 contributions
A real oasis
Dec 2019 • Couples
We walked between the hotels and the road to find fresh water. The trail was very nice and not hard to walk in. There are waterfalls and pools just in the middle of the desert!! A real pearl.
Written December 22, 2019
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Yoramshap
Netanya, Israel471 contributions
Nice trek
Dec 2019 • Couples
A beautiful canyon in the Dead Sea cliffs where water flows all year round. Great views but this stream carries a lot of industrial wastewater. What an ecological shame!
Written December 17, 2019
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Omer P
10 contributions
Now this is a refreshing experience!
May 2019 • Family
We got there easily from road 90, just in front of the roundabout, a newly designated parking lot and we were there, no entrance fee.
Even though it was May, a cool breeze was running throughout the track, combining the walk on the shallow water made it even more refreshing. Mostly in the shade with lots of small water puddles which the kids loved. One hour each direction, preferably water shoes or running shoes you will leave to dry - make it a very comfortable walk even for kids three years old!
Surprises include sunbirds, Tristram's grackle (bird) and wild birds of prey on the side of the road down to the dead sea.
The grand finale was definitively the ice cream shop at the new mall - a must visit (second floor).
Do not hesitate - if you are looking for an idea of how to spend perfect three to four hours with the kids - that's the spot you're looking for!
Written May 7, 2019
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
The Bokek River is a “Natural, Unpolished Diamond” to the shores of the Dead Sea.
Feb 2019 • Friends
On the western side of Route 90, opposite the David hotel, is the entrance to the “Bokek Canyon”. Signposts at the entrance. You can cross the road at the water pass at its foot and enter the stream. The walk in the stream is short, pleasant, shaded and does not require any special effort until reaching the water. Water - Depending on the season (Pay attention to the winter floods warnings). You can reach the tiny pools and waterfalls where you can wash or sit calmly next to them.
Written March 27, 2019
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Francesca R
Istanbul, Turkey33 contributions
Short kanyon walk barefoot on the bed of the torrent
Mar 2019
We loved the short walk to the Bokek River and its canyon. It is not even an hour go-return. Kids and adult alike can easily do the walking along the torrent.
My kids loved walking barefoot on the bed of the fresh torrent and be wild in the canyon in the middle of the desert.
The wadi is accessible from the back of the hotel in Ein Bokek.
Written March 17, 2019
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Nava B
101 contributions
Nice wet walking
Feb 2019 • Couples
The rout is very nice if you like the desert scenery, combined with water and small waterfalls. It’s not too hard and very pretty, suitable for families.
Written February 28, 2019
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,275 contributions
The desert’s version of the Rio Grande☺
Jan 2018 • Friends
Nachal (“river”) Bokek is like a small-version Rio Grande flowing through the desert. (In many languages, the noun comes before the name, thus Rio Grande is really “River Grande”, in this case Nachal Bokek.) Rain from Mediterranean clouds forced up steep mountains dump moisture on the mountaintops, which filters into reservoirs. The water is then slowly released creating various streams, one of which merges with Nachal David. These converging streams, along with River Jordan, slightly mitigate the dying Dead Sea. Much of the water is used for date palm plantations. Europeans and many from certain regions of the Americas may take issue with the term river. This reminded me of the creek flowing through the property of my childhood North Carolina home. This is a pleasant nature trek. I regret that the guided tour did not allow for more time. Enjoy! I certainly did.
Written December 30, 2018
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