A short account of Nahal Meshushim, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide
Nahal (Wadi) Meshushim (Hexagons Gorge) is a beautiful natural phenomenon in the Golan Heights that doesn’t require advanced hiking skills to enjoy.
About its creation
The Golan Heights is a picturesque elevated volcanic terrain, rising between 1,200 and 3,700 feet above sea level. Lava and ash that erupted during the last three million years (the latest one, being only 4,000 years ago) covered the Golan with 1,200-2,500-foot layers of volcanic material, mostly basalt. This elevation of the terrain created a sharp difference in altitude between the Golan and the Jordan Valley (including the Sea of Galilee). As a result, deep canyons in the basalt rock of the Golan were formed by water running down through the canyons.