This is said to be the best hiking spot in Israel with 9 different hiking trails. We took the circular one to David´s waterfall that took less than an hour along the wadi (wadi = a dry river). When the water is high you can take a swim here. We where not allowed to. Dodim’s Cave is suppose to be the most beautiful pool to cool you off after a sweaty hike. But it doesn´t really mather which hike you decide on – they´re all beautiful (I´ve seen pictures!). Don´t walk at night, you might be facing a leopard – even thou it was 20 years since the last time someone saw one in the area. Better safe than sorry.
HOW TO GET THERE
It´s one hour drive from Jerusalem, I would recommend to do it at the same time as Masada and Dead Sea, book a tour or rent a car. There´s also local busses who can take you there. You´ll need to pay an entrance fee, but it´s not pricey.