Fifteen years ago, Israel’s Fund for the Rehabilitation of Quarries began work on a long-abandoned site inside the Jewish National Fund’s Komemiyut Forest. Although the quarry was beautifully rehabilitated, the Fund had neglected to coordinate its project with JNF strategists. As a result, for years this fascinating attraction just sat there – in the middle of the forest – unnoticed by the Israeli public.

Fortunately, when the JNF’s Talila Livshutz began preparing a trail through the forest, she included the quarry in the new route. Completed in 2009, the trail is an absolute delight: an easy, circular walk along a marked path and perfect for all ages. Besides the quarry, it encompasses a vast variety of foliage, several wells and an orchard.


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