Over the next three months, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) volunteers will hike the 1,100 km Israel National Trail carrying Google Street View Trekker cameras to map the trail for future hikers and users. Two specially built cameras have arrived to Israel for this project. This project will create the longest trail ever photographed for Google Maps and the first one that stretches across the length of an entire country.
The Israel National Trail was inaugurated by SPNI in 1995, creating a hiking track across the entire country. The trail begins in Kibbutz Dan in northern Israel and ends at SPNI’s Eilat Field School on the Red Sea. It passes through the Galilee, Carmel, along the Mediterranean coastline, Tel Aviv, Rosh Ha’ayin, El’ad, the Modi’in area, the Judean lowlands, Jerusalem, archeological sites at Bet Guvrin, the Negev wildernesses and the Eilat Mountains.
Google Street View lets users explore some of the most breathtaking natural wonders and world heritage sites. The Israel National Trail will be joining a long list of hikes and landscapes that are documented in Google Maps.
The Israel National Trail embodies the nature, landscape, heritage, tradition, religions and cultures that make up the kaleidoscope of modern Israeli society, making the trail an unforgettable experience. The Israel National Trail tells the story of this country, of its people and heritage, its various landscapes, flora and fauna. The entire melting pot of Israeli society can be seen on the trail young children, youth groups, soldiers, tourists, immigrants, families and senior citizens. The Israel National Trail is a registered trademark of SPNI.
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