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Nahal Iyon Nature Reserve

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Nahal Iyon Nature Reserve is named after the Iyon Stream which starts in the Iyon Valley in Lebanon and cuts through steep rock walls near the town of Metula. The springs are capped for agriculture in the summer leaving only a small amount of water flowing through the streambed. In winter however the waters of the Iyon flow powerfully creating one of the most spectacular trails in the Galilee with four waterfalls. One of these four, the Tahana ("mill") Fall, named after the old flour mill at its foot is a magnificent 21m tall. The best- known waterfall of the four is the Tanur ("oven") Fall that shoots down a chimney that is about 30, high. Lilies and colchicum-flowered sternbergia blossom in Autumn and an abundance of wildflowers in Spring. There is a 1.5 hour, non-circular trail that begins at the reserve's upper parking lot and a 30 minute loop trail which includes the Gani lookout and the Tanur waterfall that starts at the lower parking lot. How to get there: To the Tanur Waterfall- From the Kiryat Shmona-Metula road turn east about one kilometer south of Metula. To the Iyon waterfall and the stream- take the road that begins at the northeastern end of Metula near the border fence.


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phone: 04-695-1519

Open Hours: Apr-Sep 8:00-17:00, Oct-Mar 8:00-16:00, Fri * Holiday Eves 8:00-15:00

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