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Montfort and Goren Park

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Oded M wrote a review Jul 2020
Petah Tiqwa, Israel219 contributions91 helpful votes
The Nahal Kaziv (Kaziv creek) hike is among the most beautiful Israel has to offer. It features the ruins of a small Crusader-era fortress, a pristine stream zig-zaging through a forest, some great swimming and wading spots, and even a grotto you can venture into. We took the circular, ~9 KM hike starting near Mitzpe Hilla. The descent to the creek and later ascent were a bit strenous (there are easier, non-circual options to reach the creek), but entirely doable if you're a healthy adult or teen. The creek itself is mostly shaded, and the water are clean. We waded joyfully even when there was a dry path next to the creek, and stopped a couple of times for a swim. The grotto at Ein Tamir was also a highlight - be sure to bring a water-resistant flashlight and keep in mind you'll be soaked up to your neck by the time you come out. On a 10:00 in a June mid-week day, there was plenty of parking at the trailhead (though it filled up by the time we returned). There were other travelers about but it wasn't too crowded. BOTTOM LINE: If you enjoy hiking, great views and some water, this should be on your itinerary the next time you travel to northern Israel!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Jason W wrote a review Aug 2018
Jerusalem District, Israel23 contributions28 helpful votes
Hiked with my 3 kids from the Goren lookout to the castle. The hike was more difficult then I thought with lots of rock-steps and some narrow trails. Be prepared for a 45-60 minute hike each way depending on who you are with. It was overall very worth it though. Best to avoid the heat and come earlier or later in the day. Scenery is beautiful and it was an overall exciting visit for the kids.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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arie p wrote a review Jul 2018
Shlomi, Israel17 contributions1 helpful vote
Is a wonderful place. The Kziv River (a dry wadi most of the year) becomes the path from Abadon Moshav to arrive the foot of the Monfort Hill. from there, there is a slope path that arrives to the castle and continues to Mitzpe Hila (a little and pretty settlement). Is possible to sight to the Monfort also, from the observation post on the Kziv wadi, specially in the evening hours the castle walls are filled by very interesting shades.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Yitzchak M wrote a review Jan 2018
Ramat Gan, Israel1,136 contributions238 helpful votes
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The Montfort Fortress is a large impressive structure in the middle of what is unquestionably one of Israel’s prettiest mountainous and forest-filled regions – the Western Galilee. Climbing to the top of the fortress will give you a very pretty view of the Kaziv Valley and the Western Galilee mountains and forests all around you, including Goren Park directly across from you on the other side of the valley. This is what we did with the grandchildren last spring. We parked off of Route 89 outside the village of Miilya near Maalot and hiked on a red trail for 2 kilometers through landscape that was mostly easy but had some tough spots. Nothing the kids won’t do better than you! But - even better than the view of Goren Park from the fortress is THE VIEW OF THE FORTRESS FROM GOREN PARK - from the same red trail no less. In my opinion, this view of Montfort fortress from Goren Park is one of the most awesome views in all of Israel. A must for all nature lovers. We felt like we were in Europe and not Israel. Enter Goren Park off of Route 899 and take the same red Trail to the fortress. This hike, which my wife and I did alone a couple years back, will be one of the best hikes of your life!
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Date of experience: March 2017
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Gizmi wrote a review Aug 2017
Jerusalem, Israel15 contributions17 helpful votes
Goren and Montfort parks were gorgeous. Beautiful hike down to ein zeitim (ein tamir). Cold, refreshing water down at stream. Tomcars and buggies at montfortwito ranch were out-dated and very expensive. The promised 'One hour's ride' becomes not more than 35 minutes of driving. Horse back riding is more expensive than other local businesses, and not worth the location.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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