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Nahal Katlav (Strawberry Tree Stream)

Nahal Katlav (Strawberry Tree Stream), one of the most well-known streams in the Mountains of Jerusalem area, offers several trails of varying levels of difficulty and length, with beautiful and dramatic views. Its most travelled part belongs to Nahal Sorek (Sorek Stream) Nature Reserve, and it includes a leisurely walk alongside huge rocks, the Ein Giora Spring which flows near a deep (and dry) pool and a lookout point over to ancient agricultural terraces. The seasonal Nahal Katlav (Strawberry Tree Stream) is a tributary of Nahal Sorek (Sorek Stream), and as is suggested by its name, there are many Katlav trees (Strawberry trees) here. One cannot miss them, due to their red bark. From October and until May a variety of flowers blossom alongside the Katlav Stream- from autumn crocuses and orchids to buttercups and tulips. An easy, short and circular trail here is the "Schuster Trail”. Arrival from the travelers’ information center in Bar Giora (on road number 3866).

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