Segev Forest covers approximately 10,000 dunams in the western Lower Galilee. A scenic road which is traversable for a car with high ground clearance crosses the forest and exposes drivers to the scenery of the area and the Akko Valley. At the western end of the scenic road KKL-JNF has prepared the Segev recreation area – a large recreation area for picnics in nature.
Segev Forest is a mixed forest, in which conifers such as species of pine and cypress grow alongside broad-leaved trees such as the Judas tree, carob, terebinth and Atlantic terebinth. A sub-forest of natural Mediterranean plants accompanies the forest, in which colorful flowers blossom in the winter and spring. Archaeological and natural sites are located in and near the forest.
The most important of them are described below.
Geographically, Segev Forest is located in the area in which the mountains of the Lower Galilee descend towards the Zevulun Valley. This is a rural area, which includes moshavim and community settlements and Arab and Bedouin villages. The highest area, Mount Netofa (near Hararit), ascends to a height of more than 500 meters above sea level.