Sculpture Road (Derech HaPesalim)
Updated: Dec 26, 2022
The Jerusalem mountains are a stunning space for dozens of trips; this time, we chose the Sculpture Road (Derech HaPesalim).
It's a stunning scenic road strewn with various sculptures along its entire length. Every few hundred meters, there is another statue. KKL gave the artists large blocks of rock, and the artists created sculptures that fit into the space. For those interested - at the beginning of the road next to one of the first sculptures, there is a basketball court, and along the way, there are many places with tables and benches. There is no chance of overcrowding at a picnic because the area is so large that you will likely find a secluded spot.
A scenic road means you can and should drive along it, get an impression of the road, the statues, and the view and choose where to stop and hike. Don't miss Tel Tsera (about halfway) - there is a beautiful means view of the area, and below - is information about the "Danny" operation in 1948.
For those who are looking for an accessible place- in the area called "Sakhroni Zeitim, you will find olive trees with beautiful trunks that grow near the forest, and next to them are two accessible parking lots for people with disabilities: the Hedgehog parking lot and the Eric Bauer parking lot.
The first part of the scenic road is paved and very comfortable and then turns into a dirt path.