HaHamisha Forest and Neve Ilan Forest

Photograph: Yaakov Shkolnik KKL-JNF Photo Archive
Photograph: Yaakov Shkolnik KKL-JNF Photo Archive
HaHamisha Forest and Neve Ilan Forest are in the heart of the Jerusalem Mountains, to the north of Route 1. The forests cover the open areas between Sha'ar HaGai and Har Adar, and the kibbutzim Kiryat Anavim and Ma'ale HaHamisha and the community of Neve Ilan are within its area. The mountain summits ascend to a height of approximately 800 m and the deep valleys between the mountains, the rich vegetation and the sites of the past and heritage all guarantee travelers in the area a spectacular and fascinating panorama.
  • How to get there

    Ma'ale HaHamisha is reached from the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv road (Route 1): leave the main road at Ein Hemed Interchange, and enter Abu Gosh. At the traffic circle at the entrance to Abu Gosh, turn right (north) onto Route 3975 and ascend to Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim. From it, continue to Route 425, which leads to Har Adar. The forest is before the entrance to Har Adar. To reach the Colleges Forest in Neve Ilan, cross Abu Gosh and drive west on Route 425. Turn onto Route 4115 according to the sign to Neve Ilan. Those coming from Jerusalem can continue onto Route 1, turn right after Abu Gosh according to the sign to Kiryat Ye'arim and Neve Ilan, and left at the traffic circle onto Route 4115.
  • Entrance fee

    Entrance to the forest is free of charge.
  • Geographic location-

    Jerusalem Mountains
  • Area-

    center
  • Special Sites in the Area-

    Sataf, Nataf, Canada-Ayalon Park, Wind Mountain (Har HaRuah), Ein Nakuba, Abu Gosh.
  • Adaptation for people with limited mobility-

    Yes.
  • סוג חניון-

    Accessible parks,Picnic parks
  • Interest-

    Lookouts,Archeology