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
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 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