Type of Hike:
All Year Round (early morning in summer)
Family - kids 5+
30 mins climb down 45 climb back
One of my favorite of the little hikes is the Meshushim pool (means hexagon in Hebrew) in the Yehudiya Nature Reserve. Situated north of the Sea of Galilee and of the small community called Had Ness on road 888, the pool is located at the bottom of a deep canyon, walled in with hexagonal basalt rock formations, flowing water and cascades.
You'll find easy access by road to a car parking area which has a kiosk, toilets and picnic tables. The entry charge to the park is around 18 NIS ($5) per adult and 12 NIS ($3.50) for children.
It is a fun hike, not too long, and the view is spectacular as you head down into the gorge overlooking the pool. The water is very cold, but amazingly refreshing especially during the hot summer months.
Jumping from the rocks is essentially prohibited by the authorities, so do take care. I let my kids climb up the side of the canyon and jump, just as long as there is an adult with them to supervise and help them out.
Picnicking is not allowed so I recommend you just bring water and a quick snack with you down to the pool.
Tiyul na'eem (have a good hike in Hebrew)