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Mount Meron

 

The circular route around the peak of Mount Meron is perfect for families, but not for baby carriages. If you hike at the end of the fall/beginning of winter you can catch the beautiful Helmonit. I have been there several times in all seasons. Believe me it is worth the effort. There is potable water available as well as plenty of shade and panoramic views in all directions. If you are hungry after the hike you can drive down to Meron for a kosher meal. I hope I got the difference between Alon Mazui and Alon Tola correct. Let me know if I have to correct them.

 

Flora on Mount Meron

Har Meron
Har Meron Ela – Pistacia Berries
Har Meron - Hazazit - Lichen
Har Meron – Hazazit – Lichen
Har Meron - Hazazit - Lichen
Har Meron – Hazazit – Lichen

 

Alon
Alon Maztui  (Quercus Calliprinos, Palestine Oak) with dentate (serrated) leaves
Alon
Alon Tola (Quercus Bossieri, Quercus Infectoria) with non-serrated leaves
Har Meron - Ela - Pistacia
Har Meron – Ela – Pistacia Leaves

 

Shezif HaDov - Prunus ursina
Shezif HaDov – Prunus ursina
Helmonit - yellow sternbergia flowers. Flowers in fall after first rain.
Helmonit – yellow sternbergia flowers. Flowers in fall after first rain.

 Panorama (East) from Mount Meron

 

Panorama (North) from Mount Meron

 

View (South) From Mount Meron

Two parallel mountain ranges rise (both from the south-east to north-west direction) in the Central Upper Galilee of Israel: Mount Meron Range and Mount Beit Jan Range. In the photo below you can see the forest ranger’s home on the southern edge of the Mount Meron Range and the village of Beit Jan on the Mount Beir Jan Range further south.

Mount Meron to the South
Mount Meron to the South

Mount Meron Summit Trail

Access: On Route 89, between the Druze village of Horfesh and Kibbutz Sasa, there is an entrance to the road belonging to the Mt. Meron nature reserve and the Mt. Meron Field School. Drive 5.5 kilometers to the trailhead. At the trailhead there’s a park where you can picnic before or after your walk.

Trail Marking: Red

Required equipment: walking shoes, water, hat

Difficulty: easy – for the whole family

 

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