The Nof Gilboa Road
Type: Horseback Tour; Panoramic Views.
Information: Open throughout the year; parking along the way
for physically challenged visitors; binoculars; picnic.
About the Route: The route begins a Tel Jezreel Junction and
runs for about 24 km., until Ma’ale Gilboa Junction. Points of interest along
the way include the Vinya Cohen Observation Point and the Yitzhak Hido
Observation Point. Stop for a picnic at the Sha’ar Hazahav parking area. During
the months of February and March. you’ll be able to enjoy the amazing blooming
of red anemones and other flowers too.
How to get there: Drive along Road #667; entrance is from Tel
Jezreel Junction, near the Olive Gilboa Mountain Hotel.
In addition: The Eran & Dubi Shamir Observation Point, named
in memory of a father and son that were killed in defense of the State of
Israel, is located on Road #667, past Ma’ale Gilboa The view is fantastic, and
there are on-site orientation charts too. The Aliza Observation Point, at the
entrance to Kibbutz Merav, was developed in memory of Aliza Malka, a young girl
who was murdered on her way to her home on Kibbutz Merav. The point looks to
the western - the less familiar - side of Mt. Gilboa and looks out over the Arab
village of Jilboun - and as far away as the Palestinian Authority city of