Israel Trail #23: Hadera Forest & Turtle Bridge


Sunday, June 9th: Join Hiking the Holyland and expert guide Ben Zaltzman on our 23rd segment of the Israel Trail, through Hadera Forest!

We’ll begin the day where we left off last time, at Hadera Stream.  After a cup of coffee and an intro, we’ll make our way onto the Israel Trail.  On this section, we’ll get to 13.5 kilometers of easy, flat walking, a beautiful shoreline, reservoirs, forests and more!  Throughout the course of the day, we’ll hear explanations of the area, and stop for a tea break in a shady spot.  The day ends at Turtle Bridge, a gathering place for softshell turtles.  There, we’ll celebrate the completion of the 23rd segment of the Israel Trail with a wine and cheese picnic!

This trail is for physically fit hikers.  Minibus transportation from Tel Aviv available: price TBD based on number of passengers, 110-1140 NIS per person.  Prices do not include VAT!


Jun 09 2024


8:30 am - 3:30 pm



Advanced Registration Required

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One Israel Trail Hike
230 NIS
Available Tickets: 30
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Four Ticket Package
850 NIS
Available Tickets: 30
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  • Ben Zaltzman
    Ben Zaltzman

    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.

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