In winter and spring, the forest is full of flowers. In early winter, the narcissus and autumn crocus (Colchicum stevenii) emerge from patches of soil amidst the rocks, only to be replaced later by cyclamen, which grows here in great profusion, anemones, Persian buttercups (Ranunculus asiaticus) and many others. Mycologists (and those who like to eat mushrooms, too) will be delighted to come across the tasty white giant fennel mushroom (Pleurotus ferulae), which is generally found in close proximity to the common giant fennel plant (Ferula communis), a tall umbelliferous herb with yellow flowers.
In the southern part of Tzora Forest, KKL-JNF has provided a special footpath for walkers: the Tzora Ridge Scenic Trail, which branches off southwards from the Sculpture Trail, climbs to the top of the ridge and passes through its highest points, allowing the walker to view the landscape from a variety of different angles.
This trail continues for around a kilometer and a half, but it can be walked as two separate circles. In the middle, the path descends to a small recreational area shaded by eucalyptus trees, and at its end, another path ascends to altitude point 401, where visitors receive a sudden “scenery shock” as they are confronted by Nahal Soreq Valley and the expanses of the plain spread out below them in a wonderful conclusion to an enjoyable walk.