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Mount Baraqan

From Harod valley, through the hidden gully to the head of the Gilboa cliffs

Hiking Start: Parking by Tel Yosef HaYeshana (Old Tel Yosef), -61m ASL

Hiking: 3.6km, 526Hm, 1.5-2.5h

Trail marked in Red

Takeoff Point: Baraqan Viewpoint, 465m ASL

Takeoff Type: Dirt

Takeoff Direction: N, NE

Landing Options: Starting point by the car, paths along agriculture fields

Advantages: Short route. Many shady spots along the path. Soaring potential along the Gilboa ridge during N and NE wind. Landing close to the car. Possible to combine the day with swimming at Gan HaShlosha. Public transportation is possible until Beit Alfa   

Disadvantages: Limited potential for XC

Disclaimer: The route situated in an area defined as a national park, with all related implication

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