Keshet Cave is located in Western Galilee close to the Lebanon border (next to Idmit). It’s actually doesn’t look like a cave. It resembles to an arc. But first thing first.
Map of the area:
While driving on road #8993 we saw a small parking with a trail sign to Keshet (Qeshet) Cave. We parked there and started climbing. It’s not the official parking. If you continue on the road further ahead then you’ll see big parking. Keshet Cave is accessible by wheel chairs from the big parking.
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.
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.
Out whole trip took several hours, but you can make it longer or shorter depending on how much time you have.
That’s all for today and I’ll see you in future travels!
Here are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Sea Of Galilee, and Makhtesh Ramon.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.
And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.