Pinsteps. Hotem HaCarmel: A Window to History and Nature on the Israel National Trail
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The point referred to as "Hotem HaCarmel" (the Stamp of Carmel) offers a panoramic and historically significant view that highlights the Carmel hiking trail. Imagine the Carmel mountain range as a right-angled triangle on the map, with Haifa at the 60-degree angle protruding into the sea and Hotem HaCarmel representing the right angle or base of the triangle.

From this vantage point, one can see a vast expanse, including Pardes Hanna-Karkur, Hadera, Or Akiva, Caesarea, and Jisr az-Zarqa. The Rabin Lights power station and the gas platform opposite Kibbutz Ma'agan Michael are also distinctly visible.

Additionally, this location features a unique element for hikers – the "Library of the Israel National Trail." This box is painted in the trail's colours, containing books for travellers to enjoy, embodying the spirit of community and shared knowledge that the trail promotes.

This site, rich in natural beauty and historical depth, offers a profound connection to the past and a moment of reflection for hikers on the Israel National Trail.

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Hiking trip to Hotam HaCarmel in Binyamina-Giv'at Ada of Dec 30, 2023

Embark on a captivating hiking adventure through the southern part of Mount Carmel, just a few moments away from the enchanting Ein Zur Spring. This scenic trail offers a convenient and free parking area, making it the perfect starting point for your journey. After your hike, you can relax in the beautiful surroundings of the spring.

In December, you'll be treated to a mesmerizing display of wildflowers, including marigolds, anemones, and cyclamens. As you ascend the cliffs of the mountain, you'll encounter a breathtaking viewpoint where you can take a break and enjoy the splendid vista.

Along the way, you'll discover ancient burial mounds, remnants of early civilizations. Further ahead lies a Roman and Byzantine villa and farm, providing fascinating insights into the region's history.

The trail then winds through the lush Gariga, leading you across the Crocodile River's stream to the main square of Rothschild Park, a popular gathering spot for hikers.

Your journey culminates with a visit to the remarkable ruins of Houri Farm, the ancient Greek fortress of Aleq, the Zur Spring, and the scenic park that surrounds it. This hiking route promises an unforgettable exploration of nature, history, and culture.

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