Places to visit
Betzet Stream Nature Reserve – along the Northern Road (899) from Shlomi to Sasa, this trail features dense vegetation, flowing water, pools for a quick dip, giant plane trees, and ruins of an ancient flour mill and water cave.
Betzet Stream and Sarach Cave – along the Northern Road (899), turn north at Gornot HaGalil following the blue trail marking as far as the parking lot. Walk down hill along the blue trail as far as the Sarach stalactite cave. Follow the trail as far as the pump station. The hike ends back on the Northern Road at the entrance to Kibbutz Eilon.
From the Northern Road (899), turn south toward Goren Park where you will find short hiking trails and an observation point with a sweeping view of the Montfort Fortress. A ring road circles through the park, leading to picnic and rough camping areas.
Follow the Northern Road (899) toward Adamit Park. A short walk from the parking lot will lead you to the cave. Keshet Cave is a geological feature on the northern ridge above Betzet Stream. Geological processes caused the cave ceiling to collapse, leaving an impressive sprawling arch. The view from Keshet Cave is breathtaking, taking in the sea and the Western Galilee hills.
A circular hiking trail along the largest of the Western Galilee’s streams. It begins from the village community of Hilla, climbs up to the Montfort and descends to the Kaziv Stream and Ein Tamir Spring. With water flowing all year round, the hike is shaded by plane trees and various other plants rewarding you with magnificent seasonal flowers. There are several spots along the trail where you can take a dip in the water, refresh yourself and relax. Windmills, wading rock pools and the Ein Tamir Spring.
One of the most spectacular places in Israel and its northernmost coastline. A popular tourist attraction, there is a cable car going down to the grottos. A walk along the trail among the grottos, carved in the limestone cliffs by the sea and a glimpse of the boundary between the territorial waters of Israel and Lebanon.
Between the Hosen junction and Hurfeish, follow the signs north to the Christian village of Fassuta.
Visit the bucolic village of Fassuta. Just before the entrance to Fassuta is a pretty little reservoir named Mifshata. From the reservoir follow the signs to Abirim Fort, a small crusader fort on the northern banks of Kaziv Stream. From Abirim Fort, coast on down with the signs to Kaziv Stream.
At the entrance to Kibbutz Yehi’am are the ruins of a crusader fortress from the 11th-12th century. A breathtaking view of the Western Galilee awaits you from the fortress battlements.
Tours are available all yar round.
Another attraction at the fortress is an escape fortress.