Israel Trail Day One: Tel Hai to Yiftach

Join us Sunday, February 27th, for our first section of our complete journey along the Israel Trail!!!

The morning begins at the northernmost tip of the Israel Trail at Tel Hai.  We’ll have some coffee, then set out on a 13K journey together with expert guide Ben Zaltzman, to complete the first part of the Israel Trail.

Over the course of the day, we’ll ascend about 300 meters through beautiful scenery above a green valley.  Along the way, we’ll stop for several breaks to hear about the history of the area, including the story of Yosef Trumpeldor and the 8 heroes who died defending Israel.  The trail runs right next to the Lebanese border past several lookouts and through a deep forest.

As we walk, we will pass by the Manara cliffs, a well-known tourist destination, famous for it’s gorgeous views.  This part of the trail is located in  Etzba HaGalil (The Finger of the Galilee).  We’ll learn how this geographical region of Israel got its name. We will also see the sights of snow capped Hermon Mountain in the distance and the Hula Valley from up above.

Experience this incredible adventure with a knowledgeable adventure guide and a wonderful group.  Together, we’ll be hiking the trail from start to finish, one beautiful section at a time.  The day ends at 5:00 PM in Kibbutz Yiftach, with a glass of wine and a snack to celebrate a job well done!

Transportation will be provided at an extra cost.  We will be completing one section of the Israel Trail each month, in order (on the last Sunday of each month).  Sign up for the first three hikes to receive a 10% discount.

This is a challenging trail for physically fit hikers only!

We reserve the right to cancel at any time for a full refund.


Shvil Yisrael
Roaring Lion Monument, Kfar Giladi, Israel


Feb 27 2022


9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Advanced Registration Required

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Hiking Guides

  • 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.

7 thoughts on “Israel Trail Day One: Tel Hai to Yiftach

  1. Hi
    I am almost finished hiking the INT with a girlfriend. Will your INT hikes always take place on weekdays? If so, that is super disappointing because it basically rules out anyone with a job. I would LOVE to do it all again!

    1. Hi Avigayil. You are awesome! Hiking the Israel Trail is definitely no small feat!
      I wish there was some sort of weekend time to hike in Israel, but unfortunately, Fridays are too short for most people to travel and fit in a full day of Israel Trail hiking. A lot of people seem to have off on Sundays, so we tried to schedule the hikes for a time that would suit as many of our hikers as possible. I hope you find a way to join us on some parts of the trail 🙂

  2. Please tell me more about transportation from Jerusalem.
    I’m getting an Israeli feeling it’s depending on how many sign for what when.

  3. We would like to join for first portion of Shvil Israel on the 27 th
    Our daughter Anouk and Roland ‘s sister Carol are registered for hike and transportation, and we ll join also for that

    My number is
    Anne& Roland Lorié

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