Forests, Parks and Sites

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Geographic location: Upper and western Galilee
Panoramic views, caves, walks along the cliff top and through the gullies below – discover the untouched expanses of Ramat Adamit with its views of the coastal plain from Lebanon to Haifa Bay.
Adamit Park - Caves of Legend in the Carmel
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings

 

Archaeology and green expanses in central Israel: Discover true, unadulterated beauty; rolling hills, natural woodlands, venerable oaks, picturesque vales, remnants of ancient villages and a network of underground caves.

Adulam-France Park - A Biblical Landscape
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings
American Independence Park extends from Mahseya Junction near Beit Shemesh to Bar-Giora Junction, on the southwestern slopes of the Judean Hills. It honors the deep ties between America and Israel.
American Independence Park - Friendship through Nature
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings
Aminadav Forest is located on the Shalmon-Soreq Ridge that rises to the west of Jerusalem between the gullies of Nahal Soreq and Nahal Refaim. The scenic route created through the forest by KKL-JNF offers magnificent vistas. The forest itself contains natural springs, terraces and the remains of ancient agriculture.
Aminadav Forest - Forests & Hills near Jerusalem
Geographic location: Arava and Eilat highlands

Farming communities and picturesque landscapes: This fascinating driving route follows the border between Israel and Jordan. The look-out points along the way offer stunning views of cultivated fields, the Edom mountians and the Arava streambed.

Arava Peace Road - Drive along the Israel-Jordan Border
Geographic location: Sharon and coastal plains
Ayalon Canada Park is named after the Ayalon Valley that lies at its feet, and in recognition of the contribution for its development from friends of JNF Canada.
Ayalon Canada Park - Biblical & Modern Israel
Geographic location: Upper and western Galilee
The Baram Forests of Upper Galilee clothe the steep slopes that descend on either side of the gully of Nahal Dishon.
Baram Forest - Panorama & History in Northern Israel
Geographic location: Northern and western Negev

Beeri Forest is an rolling landscape of hills and fields in Negev, in the Besor region south of Saad Junction. The landscape is a combination of green fields, open spaces and badlands. The region is famous for its carpets of red anemones in February.

Beeri Forest - Fields of Wildflowers in Southern Israel
Geographic location: Northern and western Negev

The Ecological Park of the Negev's Captial: A major restoration project has transformed the area, a former garbage dump, into a green park with flowers and recreational activities for the benefit of the people of Beersheva and its environs.

Beersheva River Park - A Transformative Park in Southern Israel
Geographic location: Sea of Galilee, the valleys and lower Galilee
Panoramic Lookouts, unique trees and scenic routes in the Lower Galilee: Israel's Beit Keshet Forest covers the eastern slopes of the mountains of Nazareth, which offer beautiful views of the Lower Galilee and the Jezreel Valley.
Beit Keshet Forest - Mt Tabor Oaks in the Lower Galilee
Geographic location: Sharon and coastal plains
A green lung in central Israel: Ben Shemen Forest is the largest forest in Central Israel, and offers a diversity of hiking routes, bicycle paths, picnic areas, archaeological sites, a profusion of wildflowers in winter and spring.
Ben Shemen Forest - Archaeology & Hiking in Central Israel
Geographic location: Upper and western Galilee
A sloping forest in the North of Israel: Biriya Forest is the largest planted forest in the Galilee, and is situated on the slopes descending east from Tzefat to Rosh Pina and Hatzor. Biriya boasts a variety of fascinating sites - groves, springs, an ancient synagogue, a lime pit, revered tombs, diverse flora, hiking trails and scenic lookouts.
Biriya Forest - Magic & Mysticism in the Upper Galilee
Geographic location: Upper and western Galilee
Blue Valley Park is situated at the northern approach to Tzfat. Its springs and orchards are nestled below Mount Meron.
Blue Valley Park -  Safed, Israel
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings

British Park extends over some 10,000 acres of the Judean Plain, where you can see planted forests, natural woodland, archeological sites, breathtaking landscapes and a variety of flora and fauna of Israel.

British Park - Scenic trails in Israel's Heartland
Geographic location: Northern and western Negev
Devira Forest is situated in the southern Judean foothills toward the Negev and is part of the Lahav Forest. Together, they form an ecological corridor that connects the Judean Hills and Hebron with the Mediterranean Sea. Devira Forest serves as a habitat for an abundance of wildlife and migratory birds.
Devira Forest - An Ecological Corridor to the Mediterranean Sea
Geographic location: Arava and Eilat highlands
Millions of migrating birds land in Eilat in southern Israel to rest and “refuel” before continuing their journey from Africa onwards to Europe and Asia, or vice versa.
Eilat Bird-Watching Park
Geographic location: Sea of Galilee, the valleys and lower Galilee
Carpets of wild flowers, history ancient and modern, footpaths and hiking trails: You can find them all over and around Mount Gilboa, Israel's treasure.
Gilboa Forests - Springs & Valleys in the Lower Galilee
Geographic location: Negev highlands

A Blue Lake in an oasis: In the heart of the desert, in the Negev hills, on the banks of Revivim River, KKL-JNF created an impressive recreation site with a lake, green lawns, picnic areas and a scenic lookout.

Golda Meir Park - A Lake in Israel's Negev Desert
Geographic location: Upper and western Galilee
Goren Park is situated in the heart of the Western Galilee woodland overlooking the gully of Nahal Kziv.  Established by KKL-JNF in 1963, it was the first large park in the country to consist entirely of native Israeli common oak woodland.
Goren Park - Trees of Israel in the Western Galilee
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings

The Hadera River (Nahal Hadera) rises in the hills of Samaria, traverses the coastal plain and runs into the sea to the north of Givat Olga.

Hadera River Park - Environmentalism in Central Israel
Geographic location: Northern and western Negev
Hamalachim – Shahariya Forest is located 4 km east of Kiryat Gat. The forest was named after the Shahariya transit camp, which was established in 1956 slightly west of where the forest was planted,  one of the first in Israel.
Hamalachim-Shahariya Forest - Cycling through History
Geographic location: Upper and western Galilee
Hanita Forest occupies an area of over 2,300 dunam (approx 575 acres) across the slopes of the Western Galilee hills at a height of between 100 and 400 meters above sea level.
Hanita Forest & Kibbutz Hanita - The Story of Israel
Geographic location: Sharon and coastal plains
Haruvit Forest offers unadulterated nature and expansive landscapes. This unique forest boasts breathtaking natural landscapes and fascinating archeological sites. It is entirely wheelchair accessible, not only the trails, but also the picnic areas, rest points and toilet facilities.
Haruvit Forest - Hiking & Archaeology in Central Israel
Geographic location: Northern and western Negev
KKL-JNF has transformed a corner of the barren landscape into a miniature oasis, some six kilometers to the west of Beersheba, near Kibbutz Hatzerim.
Hatzerim Forest - An Oasis in the Israeli Desert
Geographic location: Golan heights
The place to watch thousands of migratory birds and birds of Israel! In the Hula Valley in the Upper Galilee, KKL-JNF has developed an internationally acclaimed bird watching park. Twice a year, no less than 390 species of birds pass through the area; water fowl, birds of prey and songbirds, water buffaloes and wildcats, unique flora and fauna. Over 500 million birds pass through Hula Valley each year.
Hula Lake Park - Birding in Israel
Geographic location: Sharon and coastal plains
After Herzl’s death in 1904, a forest was planted in Hulda to commemorate him, along with a house named after him.  This fascinating site documents the history of Israel's early pioneers, through multimedia displays in the heart of nature. 
Hulda Forest – Herzl House: the Beginings of Israel
Geographic location: Sharon and coastal plains
A tour of the forest is a wonderful experience for nature lovers and an opportunity to get acquainted with foreign, strange and wondrous trees.
Ilanot Forest – A Botanical Forest Garden
Geographic location: Sharon and coastal plains

Israel's unique wildlife returns to this rehabilitated river: Italy Park – Alexander River is everything the residents of Central Israel could possibly wish for: an all-year-round river, nature, peace and quiet, open spaces and farmed fields.

Italy Park - Alexander River: Rehabilitation for Coexistence
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings

Enveloped by vineyards and world-class wineries, Jabotinsky Park lies at the foot of the Ramat HaNadiv heights, at the crossroads between Binyamina and Zichron Yaakov.

Jabotinsky Shuni Park - Israel's Wine Region
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings
The Jerusalem Forest is located southwest of Jerusalem and is the green lung of the residents of Israel's capital. The forest has a variety of trees, flowers and wildlife, remains of ancient farming implements and burial caves.
Jerusalem Forest - Nature in Jerusalem
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings

A Green Park for a Golden City: The Jerusalem Ring is a new metropolitan park that extends over some 1,500 hectares (3700 acres), surrounding Israel's capital to the north, west, and south. 

Jerusalem Metropolitan Park - A Green Lung for Israel's Capital
Geographic location: Golan heights
Jordan Park extends over an area of around 1,000 dunam (approx 250 acres) to the northeast of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), adjacent to the eastern channel of the Jordan River.
Jordan Park
Geographic location: Golan heights
Jordan Park extends over an area of around 1,000 dunam (approx 250 acres) to the northeast of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), adjacent to the eastern channel of the Jordan River.
Jordan Park and the Jordan River, Israel
Geographic location: Northern and western Negev

A Forest Park in the Northern Negev: Lahav Forest houses the Joe Alon Center for Regional Studies, the Museum of Bedouin Culture, underground tunnels, desert wildflowers, recrational areas, archeological remains from Jewish and Christian villages, and bicycle paths.

Lahav Forest - Archaeology & Wildflowers in Southern Israel
Geographic location: Sea of Galilee, the valleys and lower Galilee

Landau Forest lies at the edge of Kiryat Tivon in the Western Galilee, and perpetuates the memory of Rabbi Shmuel Chaim Landau (1882-1928), philosopher, ideologue and leader of the HaPoel HaMizrahi movement.

Landau Forest - Ancient Israel & Modern Israel
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings

Memory, Strength, Vivacity and Love of Nature: On the banks of Kisalon River in the Jerusalem corridor, KKL-JNF planted a forest to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The six million trees planted in 1951 are a living monument of eternally green memorial candles for the six million of our people who perished during World War II.

Martyrs' Forest - Remembering with 6 Million Trees
Geographic location: Mt. Carmel, Krayot and surroundings
Hills and vales, rivers, cliffs and dense Mediterranean woodland all combine to make the Carmel Ridge Forests a lively ecological area gaily carpeted with flowers, dotted with recreational parks and endowed with magnificent scenic lookouts.
Mount Carmel & Carmel Forest, Israel
Geographic location: Golan heights

The Naftali Mountains Forest grows along the Ramim Ridge in the west of the Galilee Panhandle. These hills soar to a height of over 800 meters, and the ridge’s peaks offer a magnificent view of upper-northern Israel, including the Hula Valley, the Golan Heights, Mount Hermon and southern Lebanon.

Naftali Mountains Forest in the Golan Heights
Geographic location: Negev highlands
Nahal Besor is a trail in southern Israel that follows the 80 km Nahal HaBesor stream-bed. The trail traverses a nature reserve encompassing badlands that flower at the end of winter, wildlife, nature pools, archaeological sites and vegetation, and passes reservoirs and pools constructed by KKL-JNF to trap floodwater that rushes through the stream during the winter flash-floods.
Nahal Besor - The Longest River in Israel's Negev Desert
Geographic location: Northern and western Negev

The Gerar River (Nahal Grar) is the main tributary of the Besor River (Nahal HaBesor), the park is situated in the Gerar River gully between the towns of Netivot and Ofakim, and the area is planted with tamarisk, eucalyptus, olive and carob trees.

Nahal Gerar: Native Israeli Trees in the Gerar River Gully
Geographic location: Sea of Galilee, the valleys and lower Galilee
Bird watching, river walks, splendid archeological sites and a water park: You can find all these along the Harod River right here in Israel!
Nahal Harod Park - Archaeology & Birds of Israel
Geographic location: Negev highlands
Ofakim Park is situated east of the town of Ofakim, not far from Beersheva, the capital city of Israel's south. Begining as a forest that was planted in 1978 by KKL-JNF, Ofakim has become a large green oasis, encompassing the historic Patish Fortress, scenic hiking and cycling routes, and disabled-accessible recreation sites.
Ofakim Park in Israel's Negev Desert
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings
The forest extends in a green strip adjacent to the Pisgat Zeev and Neveh Yaakov neighborhoods of northern Jerusalem, and was planted by KKL-JNF from 1982 onwards. Nature lovers will discover that this small forest offers a rich variety of Israel flora and fauna.
Pisgat Zeev Forest - Between Jerusalem & the Judean desert
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings
This forest is located between Shimson Junction and Nahshon Junction, and forms part of a larger donated forest dedicated to the memory of Chaim Weizmann, the first President of the State of Israel.
President’s Forest in Tzora Forest - Art & Nature
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings

See the anicent and modern history of the Land of Israel amidst the breathtaking forested hills near Jerusalem in Yitzhak Rabin Park.

Rabin Park - Honoring Yitzhak Rabin & Independence Day
Geographic location: Upper and western Galilee
Forests, streams and open spaces in the biosphere: Ramot Menashe combines planted forests with natural gall oak forests, open spaces, fields, villages, orchards, springs and flowing streams. Listed by UNESCO as a biosphere, Ramot Menashe is a model of sustainable coexistence between man and nature in Israel.
Ramot Menashe Park - Israel's first Biosphere
Geographic location: Sharon and coastal plains
Rosh HaAyin Community Forest, which extends over an area of around 1,050 dunam (approx 262.5 acres), provides a green belt on the northern fringes of the town adjacent to its new neighborhoods.
Rosh HaAyin Forest - Wildflowers & Archaeology in Central Israel
Geographic location: Jerusalem, Judean highlands and surroundings
The Sataf site is situated to the east of Har Eitan, on the western fringes of Jerusalem. Sataf offers many stunning walks in nature, where you can also see olive orchards and agricultural plots on ancient agricultural terraces.
Sataf - Ancient Agriculture in Action
Geographic location: Sea of Galilee, the valleys and lower Galilee
Kinneret Landscapes, a Bicycle Path and a Campsite: Switzerland Forest is situated on the steep slope descending from the Poriah Heights to Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.
Switzerland Forest - By the Sea of Galilee
Geographic location: Golan heights
The Menara Cliffs in Israel is a breathtaking nature spot that boasts woodlands, precipitous mountainsides, valleys and the steep slopes of the Naftali Hills Ridge (Ramim Ridge) at a height of over 700 meters above sea level.
The Menara Cliffs in the Upper Galilee
Geographic location: Northern and western Negev

Situated in southern Israel, this winter pond attracts a large numbers of waterfowl and provides a home for rare aquatic plants whose habitats have been destroyed.

The Shafir Winter Pond
Geographic location: Arava and Eilat highlands

Timna Park, in the heart of the southern Arava in southern Israel, offers a historical and geological experience amid a primordial landscape. Hiking, walking and biking for all the family. 

Timna Park
Geographic location: Upper and western Galilee

The Tzippori Forest Scenic Trail runs adjacent to the Tzippori River (Nahal Tzippori), from Kiryat Ata to Alon HaGalil. Along the way are archeological and historical sites, together with a number of springs, some of which flow all year round.

Tzippori Forest - Israel during the Talmudic Period
Geographic location: Northern and western Negev

Israel’s Largest Planted Forest: The Yatir Forest in the north-western Negev is named after the Levite city whose ruins are found within it. Yatir Forest proves that we can combat desertification, and heal the wounded earth.

Yatir Forest - Israel's Largest Desert Forest
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