Gush Etzion is a unique piece of land that has been blessed with breathtaking landscapes with a selection of magical springs.
Springs are well kept throughout the year…
So what are you waiting for?
A magical swim and great pool in memory of the late Isaac Weinstock, therefore called Ein Yitzhak. The spring comes from the Sajma creek and is also known as “Wadi Garden of Eden”
At the spring you will find plenty of shaded areas and picnic tables.
Depth: About 1.5 meters deep
Directions: Drive towards Bat Ayin and turn right at the “Gush Etzion Springs” just before the coops and follow the blue mark to the spring.
Just a few meters from Ein Sajma, there is a cool, well-kept pool.
The pool was built in memory of the late Dov Weinstock, a Field Explorer for the Gush Etzion Regional Council. Weinstock was an educator who gathered around many youths who couldn’t find the support they needed in educational settings. .
Depth of the pool: About 1.5 meters.
Directions: Get to Ein Sajma and go down a 200 meter path to the right of the pool until you arrive to Ein Dubak.
Ein Abu Caleb:
A spring, a fig tree and a table – All that one needs for a perfect picnic or just a refreshing dip!
The water flows through layers of rocks at a small but steady flow and is stored in a rocky pond.
The place is also called ‘Ein Mesela’ named after a Garin from Hashomer Hatzair, which established the Revadim settlement in Gush Etzion before the establishment of the state.
There are also shaded picnic tables.
Depth: About 50 cm. deep
Directions: From the Gush Etzion junction, drive west towards Kfar Etzion, about 50 meters before the roundabout, turn right onto a dirt road (the road to Deer Land Farm) and follow the signs to the spring.
Water that emerges from an aqueduct and is stored in a square pool.
Depth: About 2 meters deep
What else there is to see: Remains of ancient terraces, a tomb of a Sheikh and a burial cave from the Second Temple period which indicates settlement in ancient times.
Directions: Get to Bat Ayin and turn right at the first turn. At some point the road turns into a dirt road where you continue to the spring.
A beautiful spring emanating from the Livne stream that descends from Gush Etzion and spills toward the Judean Plains. The spring is surrounded by trees and its waters are clear.
Depth: About 2.5 meters deep
Directions: Continue straight at the entrance of Bat Ayin. At the roundabout, turn right and right again at a bend of about180 degrees. Park the vehicle near the left turn into the wadi and follow the green mark to the spring.