Pinsteps. Carmel Hike to Israel National Trail: A Trekker's Guide
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As you continue exploring the smaller trails in the park, they eventually connect with the main trail – the Israel National Trail. This trail is renowned among hikers worldwide and is highly rated in the global hiking community.

The Israel National Trail stretches over approximately 1,100 kilometres, traversing the diverse landscapes of Israel from the northern border with Lebanon to the southern tip at Eilat. It's celebrated for its variety, leading hikers through mountains, deserts, forests, and along the Mediterranean coastline, offering a unique cross-section of Israel's natural beauty and cultural heritage.

The trail is marked by a distinctive colour scheme: white, blue, and orange stripes. These colours symbolise the trail's passage through snowy Mount Hermon (white), the Mediterranean Sea (blue), and the Negev desert (orange). This symbolic representation in its markings reminds us of the diverse terrains and experiences the trail encompasses.

For hikers, the Israel National Trail isn't just a physical journey; it's a cultural and historical exploration, offering insights into the land and its people. The trail includes various points of interest, including historical sites, natural landmarks, and opportunities to engage with different communities along the route. This diversity and depth make the Israel National Trail a unique and memorable experience for hikers worldwide.

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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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