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ayun-streamAyun stream (in Hebrew: “Nahal Ayun“) is a perennial creek that flows through a cliff-lined canyon next to the border with Lebanon.

Its nature reserve, circling around Metullah, is a picturesque gorge, where the stream forms 4 waterfalls amidst wild vegetation. The highest Tannur waterfall is 100 feet tall. The trail passes over a few bridges and at some spots offers spectacular viewpoints of the waterfalls and the Hulah Valley. The 2-miles Hike along the stream and waterfalls is a nice refreshing experience, suitable also for families with small kids. At the lower entrance are three wading pools for kids. Swimming elsewhere in the reserve is forbidden.

The site is a national park and is open every day of the week.

A tour of the Ayun Nature Reserve can be combined with in a day tour in the north.

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