Tourism Notifications - Central Israel

Eucalyptus Recreation Area Closure

The Eucalyptus Recreation Area in Beit Shemesh is closed due to upgrade works.

HaHamisha Forest Neve Ilan – Closure of Trails

Due to waterline constructions works, the forest trails will be occasionally be closed to visitors, especially for travel on vehicles. The works are expect to continue for several months, and the opening status of different trails can change on a daily basis. Please consult the signs in the site for more information.

Kula Forest – Closure of Warriors Path

The Warriors path will be closed from June 21st, 2021 until further notice due to forest works.

The Martyrs Forest

The path through the Judea Mountains national park and the Martyrs forest will be closed to motor vehicles, and will be open for foot travelers and bicycle riders only.
Due to water infrastructure works, a section of the bicycle track will be closed until further notice.

Hadera Forest – Closure of the Center of the Forest

Due to collapsing trees in the aftermath of a forest fire in September, visitors are not allowed in the center of the forest until further notice.

Haruvit Forest - Closure of the Public Restrooms at Halo'hem Recreation Area

The public restrooms at recreation area are closed until further notice.

Modi'in Forest – Temporary Detour for the Israel National Trail

Due to development works in the bridges of the Anava interchange, a two-kilometer detour has been marked for the Israel National Trail.

Aminadav Forest - Ein Hindak

The Ein Hindak spring on the springs path is closed to the public due to a collapse hazard.

Sataf - Nahal Sorek Trail

The Nahal Sorek trail from the Sataf's lower car park to the water cleansing facility is closed to the public due to hazards.

Britain Park – Trails

The Red Trail (9446) – from Mitzpe Masua to Hirbet Midras – will be temporarily closed due to safety hazards in crossing road 38 (limited field of vision). KKL-JNF is in search of an alternate route that will serve the many travelers in the area.
The Blue Trail (9445) from Mitzpe Masua to the Luzit Caves – the trail has been blocked due to a ban on visiting the Luzit caves.
The Israel National Trail section, between Tel Goded and the Beit Nir road – the section has been moved in the northwest direction due to safety hazards at the Tel Goded caves area.

Adulam Park – Closure of the Bell Cave

Due to safety hazards, the Bell Cave is closed until further notice.

American Independence Park – Ein Al-Marj

Arrival and travel through Ein Al-Marj near the stalactite tunnel are extremely dangerous. The site is closed for travelers.

American Independence Park – Cesar Trail

Entrance to the Cesar Trail, from Horvat Hanut to the Beit Habad car park, along Road 375, is forbidden due to a severe safety hazard.

Closure of the Shen Hapil Recreation Area

The Shen Hapil recreation area, underneath Har Nof,  is closed due to interchange development work.

Defenders' Forest - Closure of the Road to the Youth Camp

On June 9, The road to the youth camp will be closed due to roadworks.

Mitzpe Modi'in Amphitheatre - Events

Events cannot be held at the Mitzpe Modi'in Amphitheatre until further notice.

Hulda Forest – Herzl House

The Herzl House is open for visitors as the Herzl Farm. Restrooms in the site will be open on the farm's opening hours, as well as on Friday, Saturday and on holidays from 08:00 to 16:00.
The gallery floor will feature the exhibition "Welcome to the Forest" curated by D. Dan Handel, with works created by Roni Azgad-Hamburger and Eli Magziner. The exhibition was designed by Alon Sarig.

The exhibition will be open on the following dates:
Friday, September 22: 09:00-15:00
Friday, September 29, Sukkot Holiday Eve: 09:00-14:00
Tuesday to Wednesday, September 3-4,  Sukkot Holiday: 10:00-16:00
Friday, October 13: 09:00-14:00
Friday, October 20: 09:00-14:00
Friday, October 27: 09:00-14:00
Friday, November 3: 09:00-14:00
Friday, November 10: 09:00-14:00
Friday, November 17: 09:00-14:00
Friday, November 24: 09:00-14:00

Organized tours for groups that include a visit to the exhibition can be reserved. For reservation, please fill the online form.
For questions and requests, please email

Adulam Park

1) Infrastructure works for the town of Givat Eden take place at the northern entrance to the park. Travelers are advised to practice caution, and use other entrances whenever possible. 2) The hiding tunnels at Horvat Atri are now open to the public. 3) The Bell Cave is closed due to hazards.

Adulam Park - Avoiding Burglaries at the Burgin Car Park

Due to an increasing number of breaking into cars at the car park, travlers are advised to lock their vehicles and avoid leaving valuables in them.

Hadassah Trail - Forest Works

KKL-JNF forest works take place on the 1/2-kilometer section alongside the Hadassah Trail. The works include forest trimming and creation of a border between the hospital, the neighborhood and the forest. The works are expected to last one month, and warning signs have been posted. Travelers are asked to avoid using the trail, for their own safety.

Ben Shemen Forest – Buried Trash Cans

In the coming weeks, buried trash cans will be installed throughout the forest in order to keep te forest clean. Visitors are asked to stay away from work sites and avoid using the trash cans until further notice.

Ben-Shemen Forest - Path Closure

The path leading from the Maccabean Graves to Ne'ot Kdumim will be closed on February 5, 6, 8, and 9 from 6:30 to 16:00 due to tree planting events.

Ramat Menashe Park – Nahal HaShofet Entrance

Starting on January 23, 2023, KKL-JNF and the Megido Regional Council will perform upgrade works on the section that goes from the park entrance (Road 66) to Nahal HaShofet. Entrance to Nahal HaShofet will not be allowed until the works' conclusion, estimated in December 2023.

From April 30, 2023, the road from Gahar Mountain to the Haruvim recreation area (Nahal HaShofet) will be closed for half a year due to works. Vehicles will not be allowed at Nahal HaShofet.

Jerusalem Forest - Herzl Section

Work is complete at the Herzl section which connects the Bnei Zion/Yad VaShem junction with the to the Pirchei Chen street. A few modifications are still needed in providing access to parking areas and the instllation of several benches, as well as connections to the Erez Trail. Travel along the trail is permitted, but travelers are advised to come prepared.

Kennedy Memorial - Upgrade Works (Update)

Due to upgrade works, the site will be closed for visitors until further notice.

Nes Harim

The restrooms in Nes Harim are out of order due to lack of proper authorization. The closest restrooms are at Bar Bahar

Ayalon-Canada Park - Updated Opening Hours

The park's gates open on 5:30 and close on 19:00. Vehicles are not allowed in the park while the gates are closed. The park is open 24/7 for foot travelers.

Overnight camping in the park is forbidden.
Emergency numbers in the park:
Police – Modi'in Ilit – 08-6314680
Fire Department – Beit Shemesh – 02-5655440
Fire Department – Judea and Samaria – 02-5690600
Tel Akad and the trail leading to it are closed until further notice due to safety hazards.

Ramat Menashe Park - Megido Trail

The Megido trail at the Ramat Menashe Park is now open for travelers. The 70-kilometer trail is for experienced walkers, and is not meant for cyclists. The trail, marked in purple, replaces the old Ramat Menashe trail, which was marked in orange.

Mt. Horshen Forest - Alona Park

Due to forest works at Mt. Horshen Forest (Alona Park), certain sections of the site will occasionally close.

Hadid Single Section Closure

Due to works, a section at the single will close on May 2 for about a month. Cyclists are asked to move to the next segment and avoid the area, marked by a yellow strip.

Asam-Porat Car Parks Closure

The Asam-Porat car parks on road 70, between the Eliakim junction and Yokne'am, will be closed from May 22nd until further notice, due to expansion roadworks on road 6. The public can arrive at Sha'ar HaCarmel car parks on road 672, north of Eliakim.

Ben Shemen Forest – Closure of the Anava Single

Starting June 11, the Anava single will be closed for cycling from until further notice due to forest works.

Netanya Forest – the Sergeants' Grove

On July 2, forest safety works will start in the forest. The works will last for two weeks, during which the grove will be open as usual, but travelers should practice caution, avoid the work sites, and listen to KKL-JNF representatives in the area.

Closure of the Canada Recreation Area (Road 386)

Starting July 4, the Canada Recreation Area on Road 386 will be closed due to works that are expected to conclude in 2026.

Ramat Menashe Park - A Note About Overnight Camping

From October 10th to the end of December, KKL-JNF will start upgrade works on the section between 66 and the Gahar Mountain Junction. During this period, overnight camping at the Gahar Moutain and the Zorea recreation areas will be forbidden.

Ben Shemen Forest – Restrooms

The restrooms at Mitzpe Modi'in and the HaPa'il Recreation Area are closed until further notice.

Tzora Forest - Closure of Restrooms

Restrooms at the Olives Recreation Area are closed until further notice.

Britain Park – Public Restrooms Opening Hours

Srigim Recreation Area - restrooms are closed until further notice.
Masua Scenic Lookout - Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 16:00, accessible restrooms also available.
Tel Azeka - the restrooms are closed until further notice.

Britain Park – Closure of the Masua Scenic Lookout

From August 15 until the end of November, the Masua overnight camping site will be closed due works.

From September 7, the section between the lookout and the Srigim recreation area will be closed for a month due to works. As a result, the Masua single will be closed for cyclists on weekdays. Cycling and traveling on the section will be permitted on weekends.

Ilanot Visitor Center and Botanical Garden

The garden is open for visiors from 8:00 to 19:00. Accessible restrooms are available, as well as accessible trails.

Groups can reserve guided tours through email at the visitor center hosts individuals and groups, call 09-8974800 for details.

Ben Shemen Forest – Closure of Recreation Areas

Tel Hadid will be closed for visitors on October 4 due to an event.

Another event will take place on the Communities Recreation Area on October 1-4 and the area's asphalt road will be closed for vehicles.

Begin Park - Archeological Digs

Due to expansion plans on Road 375, archeological digs take place at the Livnim Ruin. Works are expected to conclude within a month or two.

Adulam Park – Event on September 28

On September 28, a special event of the Bne'i Akiva youth movement will be held at the park from 09:00 to 18:00. The event will take place over most of the Shua Stream cycling single, and cyclists are advised to adjust their plans according to the event's schedule.