Mount Arbel is a Nature Park Reserve, located in the Lower Galilee, overlooking the Sear of Galilee.
Mount Arbel rises 181 meters above sea level, approximately 390 Meters above the Sea of Galilee.
Mount Arbel; a historic Galilee mountain, is nowadays a Nature Reserve and is also part of the Israel Trail.
The Park encompasses most of the area of Mount Arbel, Mount Nitai, Mount Savion, Hattin and Arbel level.
The Park area is marked for hiking paths. Paths are leading from the parking lot a short and easy walk. The path slopes gently to the edge of the cliff, providing lovely scenery to:
The north hills of Galilee and the Golan Heights west- to the valley of Arbel and Valley House Netofa and east – into the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
Some prehistoric caves can be found nestled in the cliffs. Later, the caves were part of a great fortress, which had secret passages, halls and cisterns. Out here, life or death battles between Herod and the Hashemoneans took place, for the control of the West.
Mount Arbel opening hours:
Summer 8:00 to 17:00
Winter 8:00 to 16:00
On Fridays and holiday -8:00 to 15:00
Entrance to the reserve closes one hour before closing time listed above