The Senir Stream Nature Reserve (also known as Snir stream or Hasbani river) starts in the north of Israel and at 65 km is the longest tributary of the Jordan River. There are three trails available in the reserve, a short 10 minute trail, a 30 minute intermediate trail, and a long 90 minute trail.
They all start with the short trail and get progressively longer and in some places more challenging but all provide views of the stream, waterfalls, lush vegetation and the opportunity to glimpse amphibians, songbirds and land crabs. The short trail provides a view of a waterfall and follows a wheelchair and stroller accessible path. There are shady areas and wading pools along the way.
For children 6 years and up, try the intermediate trail and get your feet wet, walk on boulders, and climb small rock steps. Walk to where the Senir stream and Dan channel meet and feel the difference in water temperature by putting one foot in the channel and one foot in the stream.
The long trail continues along the stream and there are rapids to see when the stream widens and becomes a pool. Do not enter the water here as it is dangerous. There is no swimming or jumping in the stream but walking in the stream is part of the intermediate and long trails. It is advised to bring suitable shoes.
- How to get here: Along Road 99 (Kiryat Shmona – Mas’adeh), about 11 km east of the Metsudot junction. Near Kibbutz Dan.
- Length of tour: 1 – 2 hours
- Best season: All year
- Other attractions: Restaurant, cafeteria, picnic area, wheelchair access
- Sunday to Thursday and Saturday – 8 am – 5 pm
- Friday and the eve of holidays – 8 am – 4 pm
- Sunday to Thursday and Saturday – 8 am – 4 pm
- Friday and the eve of holidays – 8 am – 3 pm
On the eve of New Year, the eve of the Day of Atonement and Passover eve: 8 am – 1 pm
- Telephone: 972-4-695-1579
- Fax: 972-4-695-0128
- Adult – NIS 29, child – NIS 15
- Student – NIS 25
- Groups (over 30): Adult – NIS 23, child – NIS 14