Israel Trail 17th Segment: Into the Carmel Mountain Forest
Sunday, April 16th: Join Hiking the Holyland and expert guide, Ben Zaltzman, for the 17th segment of the Israel Trail, which takes us into the Carmel Mountain region!
We’ll start our 14 kilometer hike with a hot cup of coffee. Then, we’ll set out on the trail back into the Tivon Oak Forest, which was set aside as a reserve for the natural oak forests of the Galilee. Once we get to Kfar Hasidim, we’ll be back in the open, walking on a paved road to reach Yagur and the Carmel Mountains. From Yagur, will ascend with the Snake Stream through the shady Carmel Mountain Forest, towards the end point where we’ll celebrate the completion of the 17th segment with wine and snacks!
Minibus transportation available from Savidor Station (price determined based on # of participants, 110-140 NIS). This is a challenging hike for fit hikers only. This is a popular hike, so please reserve your spot early!
My name is Ben Zaltzman, I’m a tour guide and a hiker in Israel who leads people on trails around the country.
I fell in love with nature at a young age.
While exploring the wide open spaces of nature, I came to know that it was the place where I belong.
A question I ask during our journeys is, “What happens to me in nature?”
I found secret hiking trails, discovered magical corners in the country, and have been guiding others through my experiences.
The trips I lead are about nature connection, the power of being in nature, and the changing environment.
I’m an expert at long-distance hikes. I hiked for 6 month along the Pacific Crest Trail in the US, and have gone on lots of other journeys in Israel and abroad.
Tour guiding course of the ministry of tourism, birdwatching course (Israeli SPN), educational tours (ministry of education), Storytelling, hunter-gatherers life skills, group dynamics leader, tour educator (on Birthright), Nature cure & connection journey.