Hey there Israel explorers!

This site was created to inspire and assist you in finding great places to hike in and around Israel. 

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a newbie looking for the best places to experience nature in Israel, I hope you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

At Hiking the Holyland, I’m documenting hikes for just about everyone.  My hike posts and maps will give you a glimpse into each excursion before you lace up your hiking boots, so you can head out the door prepared.

I’m committed to finding new and little known treks to embark upon, all over Israel.  Just click on my latest blog post to find a new place to spend a long morning outdoors…

Who am I?

I’m Susannah, and I love hiking through the great outdoors. 

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, I moved to Israel in 2003 to raise my family here.

Many years and a few children later, I’ve discovered that what really makes me happy is the quiet and inner peace that comes from being in nature.  I’m grateful that I live in a beautiful country where wild scenery is never very far away.

I live with my family right outside of Jerusalem.  I like to walk, climb, and travel to new places.  I’m a fan of natural beauty and wide open skies.

I also like to sing, cook, swim, and learn about the world with my kids. I hope that my pursuit of the next nearby adventure will help you with yours!