We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ma'ayan Harod National Park

Features Animals
# 71 Afula-Bet Shean Road | Gidona, Gidona 1912000, Israel
+972 4-653-2211
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Nice visit

Mentioned in the Book of Judges, chapter 7, where it is said that this is the site where Gideon... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SmileyKay
,
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Not worth a detour

My escorted tour stopped at Gideon Springs because of the biblical significance of it being the... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Karen R
,
Baltimore, Maryland
Read all 17 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A refreshing recreational park at the foot of Mt. Gilboa, where the Harod spring rises in a cave and flows into a stream. On the slope above, overlooking the valley, is the family grave of Yehoshua and Olga Hankin next to their small home, which tells their life story.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“picnic tables” (2 reviews)
“judges” (2 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
# 71 Afula-Bet Shean Road | Gidona, Gidona 1912000, Israel
CONTACT
Website
+972 4-653-2211
Write a ReviewReviews (17)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"biblical significance"
in 2 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 2 reviews
"judges"
in 2 reviews
"chapter"
in 2 reviews
"warriors"
in 2 reviews
"army"
in 2 reviews
"gibson"
in 5 reviews
"spring"
in 3 reviews
"valley"
in 2 reviews
"pools"
in 3 reviews
"site"
in 3 reviews
Filter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mentioned in the Book of Judges, chapter 7, where it is said that this is the site where Gideon dismissed 22,000 potential warriors who were "fearful and afraid" and then chose 300 men to fight with him according to how they drank water from the...More

Thank SmileyKay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 April 2018

My escorted tour stopped at Gideon Springs because of the biblical significance of it being the place where Gideon selected 300 warriors to go to battle with him against the Midianites. Other than that, it's a nice place to have a picnic but nothing I...More

Thank Karen R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The Well of Herod is neat but there is not a lot to do there. Aside from the Biblical significance of Gideon’s army being selected here, it is a site that can be visited in a short time. I would not go out of my...More

1  Thank deamole
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Pros 👍Clean restrooms, but no toilet tissue or hand towels 👍 picnic tables 👍 wading pools 👍 plenty of shade trees 👍 plenty of parking 👍 playground for children 👍 an ancient source for a spring 👍 where Gideon chose 300 men of 30,000 men...More

1  Thank Mike F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A very green nice place with small pools. The water level is low so the childrens can play safely. Has a playground for the children.

Thank Guy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We took a ride trough the valley, new paved bycicle roads are great, also there are a lot of natural water pools around, great for families and children

Thank Damian G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This is a combination historical site/swimming pool/recreation area. This is the place where Gideon chose the 300 men as told in the Bible. The Ma'ayan Harod is a nature reserve. There is a large pool (the second largest pool in Israel) but it was closed...More

2  Thank Brian N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Gidona Hotels
Nof Tavor Hotel
67 reviews
11.94 km away
Pearl of the Valley Hotel
13 reviews
15.31 km away
Golden Crown Nazareth Hotel
305 reviews
15.39 km away
Nazareth Gardens Hotel
2 reviews
16.62 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Eilush
9 reviews
7.51 km away
Ilush
24 reviews
7.55 km away
Gilboa Herb Farm
190 reviews
2.25 km away
Maklot Vanille
86 reviews
7.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Skytrek Hot Air Balloon Tours
21 reviews
7.49 km away
Gazit Ranch
5 reviews
7.63 km away
Ski baGilboa
7 reviews
1.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ma'ayan Harod National Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;