Meshushim Pool in the Yehudiya Nature Reserve

March 22nd 2011

If you’re headed to the Golan Heights, make sure to stop at the beautiful Meshushim Pool, part of the Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve. Meshushim means “hexagons” in Hebrew, a tribute to the remarkably-shaped basalt pillars that line the cool, clear pool. Amazingly, the geometric landscape results from layers of lava slowly cooling through the ages. You’ll even enjoy the trek to the pool as the trail offers a spectacular view of the vast Yehudiya landscape. Try to spot a member of the large Griffon vulture population that lives nearby or wild boars who commonly frequent the area yet shy away from tourists. Your experience will be enhanced by the beautiful flowers that blossom along the trails with vivid yellows, reds, and pinks.