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Tiyulim & Archaeological Sites in the Modiin Area

Guide for nature hikes and interesting sites in Modiin and the surrounding area! Every listing includes maps and exact locations.
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HaChevra LeHaganat HaTeva Local Tiyulim Website
Modiin General
Visit the new English local website of HaChevra LeHaganat HaTeva (Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel) for a map with a range of tiyulim and sites in Modiin and the surrounding areas, including historical, archaeological and geog
‭07/12‬ : Modiin Hike 2019
Ben Shemen
Sport, nature and attractions happening for the whole family. Length of hike: 5 km on the trails of Ben Shemen forest. Along the route and in the happening area there will be outdoor activities: paintball, pita baking, shows, riddle activit
The Southern Hills
Buchman (Shvatim & Moriah)
The hills south of the Buchman neighborhood contain ruins of ancient settlements, and provide beautiful nature hikes in the winter and spring. For article (in Hebrew), including video, from NRG click here. For article (in Hebrew), including
Umm el-Umdan
Buchman (Shvatim & Moriah)
Site uncovered in salvage excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority during development of the Buchman neighborhood. The findings include graves, a bathhouse, and a synagogue from the second century BCE. Archaeologists Alexander Onn an
Viewing Point on Tamar Trail
Park Ayalon-Canada
Hill at the eastern edge of Park Ayalon-Canada with a variety of wildflowers and stunning panoramic views towards the east, north and west. The easiest access is via a track through the almond groves just before Mevo Choron, with thousands
Ben Shemen Forest
Ben Shemen
The biggest forest in the center of the country - right on our doorstep. 22 thousand dunams of woodland, hikes, trails and picnic areas. For map of forest please click here! Have you visited here? Send us your pictures and we'll add the bes
Givat Barfilia
Keizer
Hill bordering the western side of the Keizer neighborhood, with wide views over Modiin and the coastal plain. Hikers can find remains from various historical periods, dating back to crusader times, as well as plenty of wildflowers in the w
Givat HaBroshim
Maccabim
Hill reaching 289 meters above sea level, visible from afar due to the line of Cypress trees (Broshim) that circles and crowns its top and North-Western side. At the top of the hill is a wide, level open area with the remains of a single st
Givat HaTitora
Prachim
A perfect family hike in the heart of the city. The best time to visit the hill is between November and April, when it is full of beautiful wild flowers and blossoming almond trees. Givat HaTitora is the main and most important nature, scen
Givat Sher
Buchman (Shvatim & Moriah)
A hike for the whole family, up to an hour and a half long. One of Modiin's most significant and well preserved archaeological sites, with a great variety of remains from different periods, including Byzantine, Crusader and Hasmonean. The f
Horbat Ha-Gardi (Sheikh Gharbawi)
Ben Shemen
Sheikh's grave located on a hill overlooking the Arab village of el-Midiah. Nothing is known about the sheikh (his name means "the sheikh from the west" or "the owner of the cart"), and today ultra orthodox Jews venerate the place as the to
Nachal Anava (Wadi Anabe)
Anava Park
Ephemeral stream with a path for hikers and bikes along its banks, stretching west from Park Anava. On particularly rainy days, the stream gets filled with water, creating a stunning view at the heart of the green hills along the Keizer nei
Nachal Modiim & The Shilat Cliffs
Ben Shemen
No, it's not Scotland and not Switzerland either - it's 15 minutes from Modiin, and yes, you can and people do abseiling. The impressive cliff that you see in the picture can be accessed either from the top or from the bottom. If you're wit
Neot Kedumim Park - Attraction in Nature for the Whole Family
Ben Shemen
The only Biblical landscape reserve in the world, located halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. This unique recreation of the physical setting of the Bible in all its depth and detail allows visitors to see life as it was lived by our anc
Park Ayalon-Canada
Park Ayalon-Canada
Rich in natural woodland, planted forests and contains many intriguing historical sites. Ayalon-Canada Park, named after the Ayalon Valley and in honor of the donation from Canadian Jewry for its founding, stretches across 7000 dunam north
Tel Ayalon
Park Ayalon-Canada
A Biblical mound which gave the park and the valley at its feet their name ("Ayalon Park", and "Ayalon Valley"). The Ayalon Valley became famous as the place where a solar eclipse occurred in the middle of a battle between Joshua and Canaan
Tel Chadid
Ben Shemen
Antiquities site in the heart of the Ben Shemen Forest. The Tel is surrounded by groves of olive trees of impressive ages, dotted with wild prickly pear cactuses. The grove covers around 1000 dunams and along its trails are the remains of a
Tel Gimzo
Ben Shemen
Tel Gimzo hides within it ancient history of Jewish settlement, and following that a period of Arab settlement. From the heights of the Tel views can be seen of Latrun, Lod valley, and Herzliya on the horizon. In the east the houses of Modi
The Maccabean Graves
Ben Shemen
A site located along Highway 443, especially popular during Chanukah, because of a century-old tradition that these are the graves of the Maccabees. In fact, the tombs are from about 500 years later than the days of the Maccabees. The misid

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