Track Hateomim Cave

Region: Judea and Samaria, Trail Duration: About 3 km, Starting Point: Parking at the entrance to the reserve, Ending Point: Parking at the entrance to the reserve, Trail Type: Walking
Source: Tourism of Mateh Yehuda
Region: Judea and Samaria

The Route:
"Twins Cave," is a karst cave created by a long process of dissolving limestone bedrock by water, a process that created many stalactites therein.
In the 19th century, this cave was designated by the residents of the region "Um A-Tawamin Cave", meaning the Twins Cave. The cave is located on the northern bank of Nahal Ha-Ma'ara, in the Nahal Ha-Ma'ara reserve, which is located on the western fringes of the Jerusalem hills.

What more?
The site is closed to visitors from the beginning of November until the end of March, and the goal is to protect the population of endangered bats that are in hibernation.
It is worth paying attention to the flora as you walk around in a variety of colors (in accordance with the months of the year), winter and spring blossoms of anemones, cyclamens, aphids, alcea setosa, cistus, sarcopoterium, red everlasting, wild carrot, echium judaeum, origanum syriacum, echinops, and more.

How to get there?
From the majority of the country, drive on Route 38 (Sha'ar Hagai - Beit Guvrin Junction) until the traffic lights after the Beit Shemesh police station, at the lights turn left to the Beit Shemesh bypass road (Route 3855). Continue on the road and pass five traffic circles, the last square is Zanoach Square. Continue driving about 2 km until you turn left to the Shafir quarries and make a U-turn and go back north, drive about 1 km until the brown sign "Twin Cave" and turn left onto a dirt road, travel about half a kilometer to the parking lot and park the vehicle. From here continue the route by walking about another kilometer on the red trail marking up to the mouth of the cave.

Products specifications
Region Judea and Samaria
Trail Type Walking
Near To Beit Shemesh
Starting Point Parking at the entrance to the reserve
Ending Point Parking at the entrance to the reserve
Difficulty Level Easy
Suitable for Children Yes
Trail Length About 3 hours
Trail Duration About 3 km
Accessibility No
Trail Outline Circular
Hiking Maps and Topographic Map of Trails No. 9 - Introduction to Jerusalem
Best season Summer
Best season Autumn
Best season Spring
Suitable for Picnics Yes
Parking Free of Charge
Drinking water Available
Bathing Waters Yes
Special Equipment Walking shoes, hat, water, sunscreen, flashlights

The Route:
"Twins Cave," is a karst cave created by a long process of dissolving limestone bedrock by water, a process that created many stalactites therein.
In the 19th century, this cave was designated by the residents of the region "Um A-Tawamin Cave", meaning the Twins Cave. The cave is located on the northern bank of Nahal Ha-Ma'ara, in the Nahal Ha-Ma'ara reserve, which is located on the western fringes of the Jerusalem hills.

What more?
The site is closed to visitors from the beginning of November until the end of March, and the goal is to protect the population of endangered bats that are in hibernation.
It is worth paying attention to the flora as you walk around in a variety of colors (in accordance with the months of the year), winter and spring blossoms of anemones, cyclamens, aphids, alcea setosa, cistus, sarcopoterium, red everlasting, wild carrot, echium judaeum, origanum syriacum, echinops, and more.

How to get there?
From the majority of the country, drive on Route 38 (Sha'ar Hagai - Beit Guvrin Junction) until the traffic lights after the Beit Shemesh police station, at the lights turn left to the Beit Shemesh bypass road (Route 3855). Continue on the road and pass five traffic circles, the last square is Zanoach Square. Continue driving about 2 km until you turn left to the Shafir quarries and make a U-turn and go back north, drive about 1 km until the brown sign "Twin Cave" and turn left onto a dirt road, travel about half a kilometer to the parking lot and park the vehicle. From here continue the route by walking about another kilometer on the red trail marking up to the mouth of the cave.

Products specifications
Region Judea and Samaria
Trail Type Walking
Near To Beit Shemesh
Starting Point Parking at the entrance to the reserve
Ending Point Parking at the entrance to the reserve
Difficulty Level Easy
Suitable for Children Yes
Trail Length About 3 hours
Trail Duration About 3 km
Accessibility No
Trail Outline Circular
Hiking Maps and Topographic Map of Trails No. 9 - Introduction to Jerusalem
Best season Summer
Best season Autumn
Best season Spring
Suitable for Picnics Yes
Parking Free of Charge
Drinking water Available
Bathing Waters Yes
Special Equipment Walking shoes, hat, water, sunscreen, flashlights