View of Lifta and West Jerusalem on the Jerusalem Trail

The Jerusalem Trail is a 42km walking route around Jerusalem, with end points in Sataf and Even Sapir. The Jerusalem Trail connects to the Israel Trail, allowing hikers to detour into Jerusalem and meet the INT again on their way out. Like the Golan Trail, this route is intended to incorporate areas not included on the Israel Trail. These two end points can easily be connected (green trail) to make the route a loop (3.5km). The Jerusalem Trail also connects to the Israel National Trail at Sataf.

The trail takes you to the Old City, the Kidron Valley, the Mount of Olives, Yad Vashem, and many of Jerusalem’s other landmarks. Israel Trail through-hikers may take the opportunity to spend the night before continuing along the National Trail. Its length also makes it great for a pair of day hikes or walking tours of the city.

The trail has irregular markings (blue/gold/blue) or (white/blue/white), but over half of the route is unmarked and is difficult to navigate without detailed maps or a GPS. From Lifta to Mount Scopus, the trail is not marked at all. From Mt. Scopus to Yad Vashem, the trail has occasional markings.

Transportation is available to many locations on or near the route, and schedules can be checked at

Trail Facts:

  • 42 km
  • Two days to hike the entire trail
  • Can easily be hiked in sections as part of city-wide walking tour
  • Poorly and irregularly marked; a GPS track is available from