Guidebook

Selected Trail Running Routes in the Israeli Desert

Welcome to the desert runner's paradise.

Eliya Zemmour

Description

The terrain of the Israeli desert is perfect for ambitious trail runners: long singletrack and steep technical climbs in one of the world's most dramatic landscapes. The moon-like terrain is covered with craters, rocky hills, sandy streams, and stunning cliffs. All of the trails are remote, wild, and have harsh conditions—only for the big boys and girls. In this collection, you'll find some of the best lines that the Israeli desert has to offer.

Selected Trail Running Israel: Ramon to Sapir

Selected Trail Running Israel: Ramon to Sapir

36.0 km
905 m
1,328 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Ramon to Sapir
Difficult
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Yeruham Crater to Midreshet Ben Gurion

Selected Trail Running Israel: Yeruham Crater to Midreshet Ben Gurion

34.2 km
1,314 m
1,135 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Yeruham Crater to Midreshet Ben Gurion
Difficult
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Midreshet Ben Gurion and Hod Ekev

Selected Trail Running Israel: Midreshet Ben Gurion and Hod Ekev

18.0 km
589 m
589 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Midreshet Ben Gurion and Hod Ekev
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Yotveta - Shaharut

Selected Trail Running Israel: Yotveta - Shaharut

21.7 km
766 m
767 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Yotveta - Shaharut
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mount Yehoram to Beer Ora

Selected Trail Running Israel: Mount Yehoram to Beer Ora

28.2 km
933 m
1,454 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mount Yehoram to Beer Ora
Difficult
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Timna Park Circle

Selected Trail Running Israel: Timna Park Circle

29.3 km
1,151 m
1,151 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Timna Park Circle
Difficult
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Timna Park Sightseeing

Selected Trail Running Israel: Timna Park Sightseeing

13.4 km
318 m
318 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Timna Park Sightseeing
Easy
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Eilat - Tzfahot - Yoash

Selected Trail Running Israel: Eilat - Tzfahot - Yoash

21.9 km
920 m
921 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Eilat - Tzfahot - Yoash
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mount Ramon

Selected Trail Running Israel: Mount Ramon

13.5 km
501 m
501 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mount Ramon
Easy
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Beerot to Mitzpe Ramon

Selected Trail Running Israel: Beerot to Mitzpe Ramon

32.3 km
997 m
591 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Beerot to Mitzpe Ramon
Difficult
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Crator to Crator

Selected Trail Running Israel: Crator to Crator

19.5 km
745 m
585 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Crator to Crator
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Yeruham Crater - Karbolet

Selected Trail Running Israel: Yeruham Crater - Karbolet

18.3 km
664 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Yeruham Crater - Karbolet
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Ein Bokek

Selected Trail Running Israel: Ein Bokek

20.0 km
899 m
899 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Ein Bokek
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mesada to Arad

Selected Trail Running Israel: Mesada to Arad

18.9 km
1,329 m
460 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mesada to Arad
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mesada - Kanaim

Selected Trail Running Israel: Mesada - Kanaim

28.1 km
1,002 m
1,003 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mesada - Kanaim
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Tzeelim Circle

Selected Trail Running Israel: Tzeelim Circle

25.0 km
1,121 m
1,121 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Tzeelim Circle
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Tzeelim - Mishmar

Selected Trail Running Israel: Tzeelim - Mishmar

19.9 km
981 m
981 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Tzeelim - Mishmar
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Ein Gedi - Mishmar

Selected Trail Running Israel: Ein Gedi - Mishmar

18.5 km
874 m
1,261 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Ein Gedi - Mishmar
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Ein Gedi Vertical Trilogy

Selected Trail Running Israel: Ein Gedi Vertical Trilogy

20.7 km
2,030 m
2,030 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Ein Gedi Vertical Trilogy
Difficult
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mitzpe Shalem - Mezokei Dragot

Selected Trail Running Israel: Mitzpe Shalem - Mezokei Dragot

16.0 km
1,157 m
1,157 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mitzpe Shalem - Mezokei Dragot
Moderate
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Ovnat to Qumran

Selected Trail Running Israel: Ovnat to Qumran

13.7 km
310 m
333 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Ovnat to Qumran
Easy
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mount Karkom

Selected Trail Running Israel: Mount Karkom

47.5 km
1,071 m
1,160 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Mount Karkom
Severe
Private
Selected Trail Running Israel: Yeruham Crater Circle

Selected Trail Running Israel: Yeruham Crater Circle

40.2 km
1,536 m
1,536 m
Selected Trail Running Israel: Yeruham Crater Circle
Difficult
Private