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© 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Accessible Trip to the Valleys Issachar Heights Scenic Trail, Between the Bridges Park, Harod Stream, Basalt Canyon.

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1 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Accessible Trip to the Valleys Issachar Heights Scenic Trail, Between the Bridges Park, Harod Stream, Basalt Canyon

2 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved A trip for people with physical or sensual disabilities The trip requires assistance Trip duration: 6-8 hours Recommended Season: all year expect rainy days

3 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Arrival Instructions: On “Sargel” road 65 turn to “Ta’anachim” road 675 and drive on until Harod Valley. Turm right to Bet Shean on road 71. Take the 4 th left on Issachar junction to road 716. Drive in the direction of Ramat Zvi and Moledet. The trail starts just before Ramat Zvi, on the right of the road.

4 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Amazing views of Harod Valley and Gilboa Mountains

5 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved The trail is in good condition and can be driven by private cars. Length is 32 km (20 miles)

6 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Yossi and David ‘s Observation Point above Kibbutz Beit Hashita which was foubded in 1928 as the first settlement of the “Mahanot Haolim” movement. Accessibility: steep slope with gravel.

7 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved View north to Issachar stream. Watch deer if you get lucky

8 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Picnic area besides the observation point. Accessibility: flat road with gravel. Tables are not adapted.

9 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Harod Stream – Bridges Trail A trip along the stream in a shaded forest area and through archeological items

10 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Arrival: drive on road 71 east towards Beit Shean. The road turn right into Beit Shean. See a parking lot with palm trees immediately on the left. Park, take water and go have fun.

11 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Accessibility: Parking–yes, curb ramp–yes, disabled toilets- none here but can be found in gas staions and in the mall in the entrance to Beit Shean, trails-steep slope assistance is mandatory. Benches - none, you can sit to rest on rocks. The trails are adapted to visually impaired people. Remember that you go down then you need to climb back up.

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15 Basalt Canyon

16 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Arrival: via access road to Ganei Huga near junction of roads 90 and 71.

17 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Amazing spot for a short visit or picnic Deep and narrow canyon on the eastern part of Nahal Harod An impressive metal bridge has been built above the stream allowing visitors to watch the steep banks of the stream from an altitude of dozens of meters. The view from the bridge includes the Gilad mountains, Issachar Heights, Belvoir Fortress and the fish farming ponds of Kibbutz Neve Eitan Shaded picnic areas are available on both sides of the bridge

18 © 2007 Access Israel All rights reserved Accessibility: general parking but no disabled parking is available. Convenient asphalt paths (some parts slightly steep), picnic areas with access to tables (table slightly too low), the bridge is made from metal netting – problematic for wheelchairs and crutches.

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20 Additional Information Southern Jordan Authority Access Israel Website Enjoy Your Trip !!


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