Daylight hours, 7 days a week
Description: The Mevo Hama Lookout (in Hebrew: Mitzpe Mevo Hama) provides an incredible view of the Jordan Valley, Lake Kinneret, Mt. Arbel, Mt. Tavor, the Tzfat mountains, the Galilee, the northern Golan, and Mt. Hermon. Visitors to the lookout and the promenade will be greeted with many colors and pristine air.
We are standing on the cliffs of the southern Golan, and from here there’s a paved path that is wheelchair-accessible (and great for strollers, too), providing an easy walk along the HaOn Cliffs Promenade. Kids can bring bikes and scooters and ride safely on the path, too. This site is especially good for watching the sunset and enjoying the view and the natural surroundings.
Public transportation: There are public busses that stop at Kibbutz Mevo Hama. For details, see: www.golan.org.il/bus.
The HaOn Cliffs: On the southeastern slopes of the Golan, these impressive cliffs stretch for almost 6 kilometers, from Kfar Haruv and the Ein Gev Riverbed in the north, to the Mt. Sharir area in the south. The altitude of the cliffs is between 300 and 360 meters above sea level, and provides a beautiful “backyard” for two kibbutzim: Kfar Haruv and Mevo Hama. Beneath the cliffs in the valley below, are three kibbutzim: Tel Katzir, HaOn, and Ein Gev.
The path: This is an enjoyable walk for the entire family, with fantastic views of Lake Kinneret, the slopes of the Golan, and the villages of the Jordan Valley. The path is about 1.5 kilometers long, beginning at the Mevo Hama Lookout, and ending at the Peace Vista, adjacent to Kibbutz Kfar Haruv. In the fall months, you can see the beautiful yellow flowers of the Large Sternbergia along the path; afterwards comes the pink blooming of cyclamen. In the spring, carpets of wildflowers decorate the area; on the steep slopes are Jujube bushes and trees. Around Tu B’Shvat (the Jewish holiday of the trees), you can see the white flowers on the almond trees. One of the real treats of this path comes in March, when the Gilboa iris blooms here in all its glory.