Rivers of Israel
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find the streams and water resources to hike and enjoy them not too far from our hostel
Ein Hardalit: The pearl of hiking and a source of attraction for many travelers during the hot summer days. The route is suitable for families of slight difficulty. 10 minutes drive from our accommodation complex. During the holidays, we recommend arriving early in the morning due to a hike. A spring is due to the Ziv river reserve. In the stream Two pools wading. The hiker has two choices, walk in the stream channel or cross the channel and continue on a convenient dirt road. The walk in the stream, in shallow water on pebbles strewn throughout. During the trip you can take a break, a picnic, breakfast, and enjoy the sound of water flow and nature in full glory.
Yehiam River: A beautiful view of the creek and its surroundings, and a view of the Yehiam Fortress. Rising – a few trees, lots of shrubs and plenty of colorful blooms in late winter and spring. Most of the stream channel enjoys the sight of tall trees, mainly oaks and noble awnings (laurels) and small pools after the rains. The end of the route in the unique settlement – unlike it in Israel – is an ecological settlement where the houses are scattered and isolated. The parking lot of Yehiam Fortress begins a green marking that descends slightly and crosses the kibbutz fence. Please note – there is also a green mark in the east direction towards the village of Noah. This is not the route to the stream. If you get in trouble – use a National Park employee. The trail runs past a cemetery and goes south-west. Initially it is moderate and later rather steep. The fall is exposed to the sun, and not recommended on a particularly hot day, or after the rain when the ground is muddy and slippery (in which case you can hike in the opposite direction). In the spring the fall blooms in a multitude of colors. After half a kilometer, the trail reaches the bottom of the channel, where it continues under the shade of trees. In winter and spring there may be water in the back, which can be bypassed. From there we continue another 400 m with the green marking up to the main road of the settlement
Betzet River: The Fern River is one of the tributary streams. The track starts with a shallow grove and from there to the Fern Creek. Along the walk, the shade of the trees, in a fern cave, carriage eyes. In the ruin of a carriage, before the end of the route, you can stop at wooden tables located in the JNF-renovated eucalyptus grove. A fern cave, after about 400 meters in the stream channel – a fern cave. It is a cave that can be visited but it requires a crawl. From the fern cave continue for another 200 meters until the trail pours along the fern stream into the Betzet stream. Paid more lush vegetation and occasional lane moving in the riverbed and possible flow of shallow water. About 500 meters after the meeting of the rivers come Einot carriage, shallow water fountain. Kilometer After torturing carriage come to develop a creek trail passes right under the water pipes. Here you can continue straight on the blue path down stream Betzet (a route that ends in Moshav Yaara) or turn towards Kibbutz Ayalon to end the route: Leave the Bet Bet river and turn left with the black mark for aliyah to Kibbutz Ayalon.
Naman River: Nahan River is a short river, only about 10 km long, one of the few Eitan streams on the coastal plain. First, it runs through Einaf Afek (near Kibbutz Afek) and from there it flows north on the outskirts of Kiryat Bialik and the kibbutzim Kfar Masaryk and Bay of Ein. Ein Afek (Kurdani) is the main group of springs and springs originating from the foot of the biblical city Afek. The springs and Tel Afek are now part of the Ein Afek nature reserve. The route from south to north: The southern parking area marches east and passes under the bridge on highway 22. Cross the Eucalyptus grove, and continue along the drainage channel (“Channel 42”), which leads us to the right of the trail. A canal of 200 meters from the parking area meets the canal and the river. Just before the meeting point, a bridge overlaps the canal, which leads to a lookout shed. The trail turns left and continues along Nahan River, which accompanies us on the right, after about 400 m we will reach a large metal shed overlooking the creek, where there will be explanatory signs for the restoration of the creek and its natural world. A huge turtle that weighs up to 50 pounds, don’t be surprised. The Nature and Parks Authority has brought some details to the creek to grow here a population of this special reptile, which lives in fresh water. At the time of the creek training, its banks were gently sloped to create comfortable dumping sites for the soft turtle females. Another animal worth mentioning is the fish for the Yarkon son. It is a silver fish, which reaches up to 20 cm in length. This species only exists in Israel’s coastal plains, and is almost extinct. The Nature and Parks Authority has returned Lebanon to open eyes and a nymph eye, and the fish are likely to find their way to the stream, if not The fish pools around the creek have also infiltrated tilapia, and how can you go without a catfish, a species of “river shark” that can reach the size of a meter and even more. Immediately after the big shed we will meet on the central bridge. A large eucalyptus and a small car park with four tables. We will walk about 700 m in this bank and enjoy a section of rich riverine vegetation. The way the overgrown river banks, and it is growing here almost undisturbed. To the list of prominent species we can add a European wolf, a herbaceous plant that grows up to a meter long stalk and its flowers white. After about 700 m we reach another bridge and next to it a children’s playground and two picnic tables. We will move to the left bank of the stream. You can be impressed here by the huge population of the plant known as a pointed choke, which climbs the raspberry hedges along the path. The plant is evident in its heart-like leaves. As a member of the Eucalyptus family, a venomous milky mohel also flows in the strangles. Most insects avoid contact with the plant. The butterfly Danish sodomy, however, does not shy away from it. The orange butterfly females lay their eggs on the plant and the larvae gobble it from their mouths without any problem. The length of the stream section between the southern and northern entrances is about 1.3 km. At the northern entrance is a concrete bridge used by farmers in the area. There is a nymphal reserve on the eastern bank of the stream, and when the trail is completed, it is possible to cross the bridge and tour the reserve, until then we will return to the northern or southern entrance,