4th ANNUAL ISRAEL NATIONAL TRAIL MISSION
3 - 8 November 2019
Walk Israel is the official Keren Hayesod hike along the Israel National Trail (INT) in support of the Youth Futures program. Walk Israel has divided the trail into 5 sections, and from 2016-2020, Keren Hayesod supporters from around the world will meet annually in Israel to complete the trail. Together, we are building an international hiking group that is dedicated to the people of Israel.
The Israel National Trail (Hebrew: Shvil Yisrael) is a 636 mile (1,025 km.) hiking trail that crosses the entire country from north to south. From Mount Hermon, near the Lebanese border, to the town of Eilat on the Red Sea in the south, the INT links the extraordinary variety of Israel’s landscapes and human mosaic. The trail blazes through the diverse natural and human landscapes, exposing hikers to Israel's many eco-systems and habitats. National Geographic magazine has listed the INT as one of the 20 most epic trails in the world.
Over 5 years, we will hike the entirety of the INT to raise funding for the Keren Hayesod-supported Youth Futures project, a national program helping Israeli children at-risk and their families. To date, Youth Futures has help more than 12,000 children break the cycle of poverty and build a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Walk Israel raises €15 per a kilometer from our hikers for the Youth Futures project. We also meet and volunteer with local Youth Futures groups that have locations close to the trail.
Be a part of our growing community of Keren Hayesod hikers that are walking and being exposed to the beauty of Israel and helping to empower disadvantaged children in Israel!