The stream channels of Nahal Og begin in northeast Jerusalem, and run parallel to Route 1 on the way to the Dead Sea. The total length of the stream is approximately 30 km up to the point of origin of the Dead Sea, in its northern part. In the part of the stream near Kibbutz Almog, the trail passes through an impressive, short canyon section. Here, the stream courses over hard limestone which, through time, has weathered and eroded, creating a short series of waterfalls. It is recommended to walk up and climb the waterfalls, using the embedded hand-holds and ladders positioned along the way. This section is narrow and deep and runs through upright rock-walls. After incidents of flooding, the stream fills with water craters, for a short period of time. During this time, crossing them entails immersion in the water and sometimes, even necessitates swimming.
In stormy and rainy weather, it is strictly forbidden to enter the stream for fear of flash-flooding.
- Trail Length: approx. 2 kilometers
- Trail Duration: approx. 1-3 hours
- Suitable for families
- Recommended season: all year round
- Trail Marks: Color Black 8122/ Color Blue 8125
- Starting and Finishing Point: the parking area near the entrance to Kibbutz Almog
The itinerary, as described above, is a recommendation only, and those who choose to take this trip do so at their own discretion and responsibility. The Regional Councils will not be held accountable in the event of any adverse consequences that may ensue.