Banias Reserve's Suspended Trail

The name of this new trail sounds scary but it's not: It's like a boardwalk anchored securely above the gorge.

The gurgle of running water is rare in this part of the planet. And in a country where outdoorsy Israelis will hike for miles over desert trails to reach a tiny spring or an ancient waterhole, nature reserves with turbulent year-round rapids and huge splashes of greenery are seen as, well, miraculous.