Keshet Cave in Western Galilee – Visitors Guide (with Map and Trails)


Keshet Cave at Adamit Park is near the Lebanon border, and it offers short and lovely hikes, stunning views, rappelling, and a place for a picnic. Let’s begin exploring!

Map

Keshet Cave is located in Western Galilee, not far from Rosh HaNikra and next to kibbutz Adamit.

Keshet Cave is part of Adamit park, and to reach it, you should take road #899 and then turn to road #8993.

Map of the area:

Parking

Road #8993 towards Adamit climbs, and after nine sharp turns, you will see small parking. You can either stop there or continue with the road till you reach the big parking in Adamit park. By choosing the parking, you determine the available trails. So let’s go over the trails.

The red trail towards Keshet Cave at the small parking
The red trail towards Keshet Cave at the small parking

Trails

Here is an interactive map from israelhiking.osm.org.il with trail #2 marked (see the hikes table below).

The following table of the most common trails is not ordered by any specific parameter.

#NameDescriptionDistance [m]Total climb and descent [m]
1The accessible pathThere is an accessible trail from the main parking at Adamit park to Keshet Cave700 meters (one way)38 meters (one way)
2The accessible path extendedStart with the accessible trail, and at Keshet Cave, take the red trail. Then switch to the blue path that will lead you back to the parking.
Note: this is the most popular option.
1.1 km95 meters
3The small parking wayUse the red trail from the small parking towards Keshet Cave600 meters (one way)118 meters (one way)
4Adamit ruinsAn easy cyclic trail in Adamit park using the blue and green trails.1.4 km74 meters
5RappellingIf you participate in rappelling, then you will take the black trail to return to Keshet Cave780 meters152 meters

Note: these are the basic blocks, and you can combine several of them into a longer hike. For example, during our most recent visit, we started at the small parking #3 and then also went along #2.

Opening Hours

Adamit park is open daily from 08:00 till 20:00.

Entrance Fee

Free.

Keshet Cave

And now I want to share several photos and tell a little about Keshet Cave. So first, let’s start with a photo.

Keshet Cave
Keshet Cave

Wait, where is the cave? This arch is only what remains from the ceiling of a cave which has collapsed a long time ago. And it is this remnant that is the best natural attraction in the area, especially due to the observation point overlooking the landscape around it. You can see the ridge of Rosh HaNikra, Haifa Bay, Carmel, Yehi’am Fortress, Mount Meron, and more.

Red trail leading to Keshet Cave
Red trail leading to Keshet Cave

Keshet means rainbow in Hebrew. The name was give due to the colorful rock formation.

Keshet Cave
Keshet Cave

The cave has been permitted for sport climbing only at the end of 2012. Since then, the site has been in rapid development, leaning on monetary donations by climbers from all over Israel.

Rappelling in Keshet Cave
Rappelling in Keshet Cave

If you are interested in rappelling, then you should find a guide in advance. And if you are wondering about the height, then it is 40 meters – the first ten meters by the rocks and then 30 meters in free air.

Adamit Park

The ruins of Adamit belong to a small Byzantine village, and they are located in the center of the park.

The ruins of Adamit
The ruins of Adamit

Besides the ruins, you can find picnic tables, restrooms (near the accessible trail), and lovely nature.

At Adamit Park
At Adamit Park

If you want to see flowers, then late winter and spring are the best seasons for a visit.

At Adamit Park
At Adamit Park
Keshet Cave and the Mediterranean Sea
Keshet Cave and the Mediterranean Sea

Summary

Keshet Cave offers stunning views, a variety of short trails, and a picnic area. Therefore it is an ideal place for a family visit.

Have you ever been to Keshet Cave? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!

   

Additional Resources

Here are several resources that I created to help travelers: And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.  
Did not find what you were looking for? Email me at hi@israel-in-photos.com, and I will do my best to answer your questions.

Lev Tsimbler

Lev from israel-in-photos.com. You can contact me at hi@israel-in-photos.com

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