Israel Trail 6th Segment: Mt. Meron to Amud Stream
Sunday, September 18th: Come join Hiking the Holyland and expert guide Ben Zaltzman on an epic journey along the Israel Trail. This month, we’ll hike on the 6th segment from Mount Meron to Nahal Amud!
We’ll begin the day at the summit of Mount Meron, where we’ll take in the beautiful views from the mountain peak before descending into the valley below. After a cup of hot coffee, we will continue past the Throne of Elijah the prophet and the burial site of Hillel and Shammai of Talmudic fame. Next, we’ll continue towards the flowing Meron Stream which then leads to beautiful Amud Stream. Here, we’ll have a chance to dip in some pools and enjoy the incredible, lush beauty of the Amud Stream Nature Reserve. We’ll end the day with a steep ascent towards the Amud Campground where we will celebrate the completion of the 6th segment of our journey with a glass of wine and some snacks.
Join us for one segment or join for many – this 6th hike of the Israel Trail is going to be a beautiful adventure all on its own!
Minibus transportation available from Savidor Station in Tel Aviv (at an extra cost of 100-130 per person, depending on the number of passengers). Spaces are limited, so please sign up early. This is an extremely popular hike! This 12.5 kilometer trail is for fit hikers only.
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.