hiking and pilgrimage route in the Galilee region of Israel

The Jesus Trail, is a 65-km hiking and pilgrimage route in the Galilee region of Israel that connecting many sites from the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. The trail begins in Nazareth, and passes through Sepphoris, Cana, the Horns of Hattin, the Arbel Cliffs, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Jordan River and Mount Tabor.

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See also: Holy Land

The Jesus Trail was founded by two young hikers, Maoz Inon and David Landis in 2007, and the trail was marked in 2009. It is managed and promoted largely by the volunteers, and is a non-profit project.

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Map of Jesus Trail

0°0′0″N 0°0′0″E Beginning at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the route winds through the Old City up to the Salesian Church and continues on to Zippori National Park, Mash'had and Cana for the first day. The trail is blazed with white/orange/white painted stripes, and more information can be found on the trail's official website, linked at the top of the page.

  • 1 Nazareth - home of Joseph and Mary and birthplace of Jesus
  • 1 Basilica of the Annunciation - where angel Gabriel appeared to Mary
  • 2 Basilica of Jesus the Adolescent (The Salesian Church) - church overlooking Nazareth where Jesus spent early life
  • 1 Jesus Trail — beginning of the Jesus Trail
  • 1 Zippori National Park (Sepphoris)
  • 2 Zippori (Tzippori)  
  • 3 Mashhad (Mash'had)  
  • 4 Cana (Kafr Kanna)  
  • 5 Lavi   — a kibbutz
  • 6 Moshav Arbel   — a village (nearby ruins thought to be the ancient site of Arbel)
  • 7   — twin peaks of an extinct volcano. Besides the Mount of Beatitudes, is considered by a few as the site where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount
  • 8 Arbel  
  • 1 Mount Arbel  
  • 9 Migdal  
  • 2 Tabgah  
  • 3 St. Peter's Church  
  • 3 Mount of Beatitudes   — thought to be where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount
  • 10 Capernaum  
  • 2 Mount Nitai  
  • 1 Tiberias — (return via different route)
  • 3 Jordan River   — Jordan River flows into the Sea of Galilee and the 2 Jordan River   continues to flow toward the Dead Sea
  • 4 Sea of Galilee
  • 5 Nabi Shuaib(Nebi Shu’eib) — Druze holy shrine
  • 3 Mount Tabor   — believed to be the site of the Tranfiguration of Christ (via different return route)
  • 4 Mount Precipice — (via different return route)



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