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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Ramat Menashe Park – Nahal HaShofet Entrance

The Nahal HaShofet site is closed to visitors due to upgrade works. It is expected to reopen on January 2024.

From October 10, 2023, there will be no access to the Ramat Menashe Park through the park entrance from Road 66 due to the upgrade works. No overnight camping or any other activity will be allowed in the Gahar recreation areas.

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.

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.

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.

Tzora Forest

1. Upgrade works to the forest's entrance from road 44, the Sweden Park and Shimshon trails will start on August 23 and are expected to continue for about six months. Relevant sections will be closed.

2. Due to damage from a difficult storm at the Har Tnufa area on 2020, travelers should avoid straying from marked trails.

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.

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.

Ayalon-Canada Park

Starting November 6, the park will open again for travelers, from 05:30 to 18:00.

Naftuch Lookout

For security reasons, the lookout is closed to visitors.

Kadima Forest

The forest is closed to vehicles. Foot travel and cycling in the forest are allowed.

Zechariah Single Closure

The single will be closed starting November 27 until further notice due to works.

Coastal Plain Forests Restroom Closure

Restrooms are closed in the following forests:
Mitzpe Modi'in at the Ben-Shemen Forest
Active Recreation Area at the Ben-Shemen Forest
Ayalon-Canada Park, east and west
Zeitim Recreation Area at the Tzora Forest
Srigim Recreation Area at the Britain Park
Hulda Forest - the restrooms will remain open on Friday and Saturday, on advertised hours.

Neve Ilan Forest

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