The Rekevet is a historic former railroad track turned into a multi-use trail. It is one of the better off-road running options in Jerusalem. It runs about 5.6 km one-way. The northern terminus is at First Station, just south of the Old City, and heads southwest to the Malcha Mall and train station.
Extension Past Malcha Station: Not shown on Google Maps. The path continues along the green line to the Zoo station, and then through an area of olive groves. Then, there’s a 2 km tunnel that ends at Ein Kerem National Park. See this MAP, from friend of Great Runs Jason Glasgow. The part past Malcha station is the extension (ignore the part of his ride that leads to there).
NOTE: We’ve heard from a couple of people that it’s not permitted to run in the tunnel. So you might have to stop there.
Add-Ons: Nice running in Ein Kerem National Park
- 3.5 miles one way
- northeastern terminus at Beit Lethem Rd., near the Menachem Begin Heritage Center; southwestern terminus near the Malha railway station.
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Do not run through the tunnel. There is a security guard on both sides. I ran past the first security guard without him saying anything. When I got to the other side, an angry security guard was saying that it was for cyclists only and that I could not go through it. This meant that I was stuck on the national park side and had to run over the mountain to get back. The run along the old railroad track is great though!