Route: Israel National Trail (Israel)

894.9 km

The Israel National Trail, (Hebrew: שביל ישראל‎, Shvil Yisrael) is a hiking trail that crosses Israel between its southern and northern borders, traversing a wide range of landscapes, a rich variety of flora and fauna, and a diversity of cultures.

The trail stretches from the Dan Kibbutz, near the Lebanese border, to Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba, and was named by National Geographic as one of the 20 best "epic hiking trails" in the world. The INT is approximately 1015 km (631 miles) long according to Wikipedia, and listed as 1100 km (683 miles) on, with the caveat: "The exact length changes periodically as the Israel Trails Committee makes minor changes to the routing in various locations."

Ari Veltman posted about a possible FKT:

Assuming you read Hebrew, this article puts the FKT at 15 days for Australian Richard Bowles. English sources that I could quickly spot have mainly his intention to break 12 days, but seems he had a foot-problem midway.

English plans: Australian eyes record-breaking run of Israel National Trail

Hebrew piece: שביל ישראל בריצה

GPS Track


My name is Michael Wardian and I am planning to try and establish a new FKT on the Israel National Trail in March 2019. My goal is 100k a day for 10 days. Just trying to confirm what the current FKT is as nothing ever goes to plan.  Anything else I need to do at this point?  Thank you so much. Cheers, Mike 

The Israeli National Trail has changed dramatically since Carlos Goldberg set the self supported FKT.

Also the direction may alter. 

Nadav Shchory, an Israeli runner, is currently on the trail 2023 with a self supported attempt South to North