Sunset Hike at Poleg Stream on the Coast
Sunday, June 26th: Join Hiking the Holyland and expert guide Ben Zaltzman on a beautiful sunset adventure in the Poleg Stream Reserve in Central Israel. This easy, 5 kilometer hike will take us through relatively flat terrain along the Poleg Stream, a river that runs into the Mediterranean Sea.
The Poleg Stream is an area rich with wildlife, including birds, reptiles, and butterflies. This nature reserve in Central Israel is also part of the Israel Trail. When we reach the sea, we’ll dip our feet in the shallow water where the freshwater river flows towards the waves. Our guide Ben will teach us all about the area.
Towards the end of the hike, we will reach a stunning viewpoint on a sand dune where we’ll watch the sun set over the sea with a glass of wine and some snacks. We’ll walk back to the trailhead as the sun fades before nightfall.
This easy 5.5 kilometer hike is suitable for people of many ages and skill levels. Dogs are allowed on a leash. Contact me for special discount prices for couples and families. Roundtrip minibus transport available from Jerusalem and Herzliya for 100 NIS per person (pickup may be available from other locations). See GPS links below for Waze and Moovit instructions.
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.