Tourism Notifications - Central Israel

Eucalyptus Recreation Area Closure

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

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 green-marked dirt road (Road 9353) which passes through the Judea Mountains National Park, is closed to motor vehicles, and is open for foot travelers and cyclists only.

Hulda Forest

Herzl House will be closed to visitors until further notice.
 
The forest will be closed to travelers from April 7 to April 11 due to forest works.

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.

American Independence Park

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

Hadera Forest

KKL-JNF closed the picnic recreation areas in the northern part of the forest due to security hazards. An overall plan for the development of the forest for the public is being put together.

Mitzpe Modi'in Amphitheatre - Events

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

Adulam Park

 1) The hiding tunnels at Horvat Atri are now open to the public. 2) The Bell Cave is closed due to hazards.

Nes Harim

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

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.

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 – Restrooms

The restrooms in the forest are closed until further notice.

Tzora Forest

The scenic lookout in the forest is closed due to safety hazard.

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 mmilanot@kkl.org.il the visitor center hosts individuals and groups, call 09-8974800 for details.

Ayalon-Canada Park

  • Starting November 6, the park will open again for travelers, from 05:30 to 18:00.
  • From December 4, for a period of about two months, the scenic lookout road (marked in black) will be closed due to vehicles, cyclists and foot travelers. upgrade works. KKL-JNF created a detour allowing access to the HaGoral HaShvi'i single. Access to the single is allowed from the southern entrance.

Har Eitan Recreation Area

Due to the war, the Har Eitan recreation area is closed until further notice.

Neve Ilan Forest

The entrance gate to the forest within the town after the banquet hall, is closed for security reasons.

Begin Park - Forest Works

Starting March 10, forest works will begin at the main road going from Ein Kobi to the Kobi Bridge. The works are expected to last about 3 month, with minimal interference to travelers.

Rosh HaAyin Community Forest

The forest will be closed to visitors due to works on weekdays. Entrance to the forest from the Kibbutz Galuyot street or the wildflowers trail is forbidden. Entrance by foot travel alone is permitted on weekends (Friday-Saturday). The Even HaEzer and Levitan sites are not a part of the forest and can be visited freely, with no restrictions, all throughout the week.

Mishmar Ha'emek Forest

The asphalt road from Shulamit stream to Hirbat Ras will be closed for traffic occasionally due to works.

Ayalon-Canada Park – 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.

Vehicle Access:

From March 6, no vehicle entrance to the park will be allowed from Mevo Horon and Sha'ar HaGay. Vehicle entrance will be allowed from the main gates and from Road 3 during opening hours.

Emergency Numbers:

Modi'in Ilit Police: 08-6314680

Beit Shemesh Fire Department: 02-5655440

Judea and Sameria Fire Department: 02-5690600

No Overnight Campting:

Overnight camping for groups and individuals in the park is forbidden.

Tel Akad

Tel Akad and its surrounding trails are closed to visitors due to safety hazards.

Restrooms:

Restrooms on the western side of the park are open from 08:00 to 15:00.

Restrooms on the eastern side of the park are closed.

Britain Park – The Luzit Caves

From May 1, the Masua recreation area will be closed due to forest works.
 
The Luzit caves are closed for visitors. Entrance to the Tel Goded caves has been blocked.
 
The entrance to the Srigim recreation area from Road 38 (the white strip) is closed - to enter the area, drivers should take a U-turn in Ajur.

Nahal HaShofet Site

1. Visitors please note, the restrooms at Nahal HaShofet are out of order. Once they are repaired, we will issue an additional notice.
2. On weekends and holidays, the site may be busier than usual. Periodic closures of the site may occur in accordance with the number of visitors.

Canada Campsite

As of Sunday, July 4, 2023, the "Canada Campsite" on Route 368 (Bar Giora Junction – Ein Kerem) will be closed to the public due to infrastructure works. Estimated Completion of Works: End of 2026.

Yad Kennedy

The Yad Kennedy site is closed to visitors due to construction and restoration works until further notice. The works include: Establishing the Aminadav Forest Center and restoring the monument.

Tsur Natan Forest

The KKL-JNF team began the forestry works in the Tsur Natan Forest. The work will begin in the area of the quarry, and wIll continue to the area of Tzur Yitzhak, Kokhav Ya'ir and near Kibbutz Eyal. Some of the works will be conducted near the Nahal Alexander Bicycle Trail. The work will continue for about 6 months. The area is not being closed, however the public is being asked to obey the instructions of the employees at the work sites.

The Forests of the Judean Foothills and the Coast

All the restrooms in the forests of the Judean Foothills and the Coast (excluding Hulda Forest) are closed until further notice according to the following list:
 Modi'in Observatory in Ben Shemen Forest
 The active campsite in Ben Shemen Forest
 Ayalon Canada Campsite – East
 HaZeitim Campsite in the Tzora Forest
 Srigim Campsite in Britannia Park
The restrooms in the Hulda Forest shall remain open according to the operating times that appear on the website – Fridays and Saturdays.
 

Nahal Alexander

As of Sunday May 26, 2024, safety pruning works will begin along Nahal Alexander. The work area shall be marked however, please pay attention in any event, act with caution and obey the instructions of the employees in the field. The work will continue for several days. The site will not be closed off except for sections as the works progress. No work shall take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
 

Nahal HaShofet Site – Ramat Menashe Park

1. Visitors should note that the restrooms in Nahal HaShofet are out of order. Once they are repaired, we will issue an additional notice.
2. On weekends and holidays, the site may be busier than usual. Periodic closures of the site may occur in accordance with the number of visitors.