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only a 'forest" if you live in a desert...

We were staying in a wonderful airbnb overlooking the lake north of downtown, and I was looking for... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Wes H
Issaquah, Washington
Spectacular view,,,

The view already driving up and down the mountain (depending where you come from) is out of this... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
Harderwijk, The Netherlands
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15 Dec 2017
“only a 'forest" if you live in a desert...”
6 Jan 2017
“Beautiful, peaceful place”
| Poriah Heights, Tiberias, Israel
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We were staying in a wonderful airbnb overlooking the lake north of downtown, and I was looking for a morning walk to stretch my legs. The hike up through the residential neighborhood climbed about 300 meters to the oddly named Switzerland Forest. Given the dirty...More

1  Thank Wes H
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Ride a bike. Take a hike. Drive through and stop along the way to admire and soak in the beautiful views of the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights, the City of Tiberias. Take you choice but you won't be disappointed in spending the time...More

1  Thank luvinthejourney
Reviewed 5 January 2017

wonderfull view - it is nice for biking and walking - it is overlooking the lake - you can go on till poriah youth hostel

Thank Golan6791901
Reviewed 5 October 2016

- Nice view points of the Kinnert - Accessible by car - Non circular hiking trails - Poriah spring nearby

1  Thank Shai R
Reviewed 24 June 2016

The view already driving up and down the mountain (depending where you come from) is out of this world. I wouldn't have missed it to see the lake of Galilee from this spot and from the road

Thank H S
Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you have a car this park is just above Tiberias and has beautiful views of the Sea of Galilee. It is accessible from the town or from a country road just to the south. There are many picnic areas and a display giving the...More

Thank MawaNewYork
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is a a great place to go to get the best view of Tiberias and the Kinneret. There are many trails including gentle ones that are accessible by car.

Thank Howie089
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Planted with an amazing view to the kineret lake with donations from Switzerland it is located at a place with an incredible mental and spiritual meaning.

1  Thank VictorKurc
Reviewed 24 September 2015

nice ride with your rented car' go up from the sea of galil ' follow the signs' and enjoy nice vista points' if you are an MBK rider there is a long tough trail along this area marked and map' ' there is a nice...More

Thank Leor N
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We learned about this place on Trip Advisor while researching Mt. Arbel. We approached the forest through Tiberius and drove all the way through on our way out of town. It was stunning! And free. There is a memorial up there for a soldier who...More

Thank Mary T
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