Timna National Park Hike
Timna Park, located about 17 miles north of Eilat, Israel combines beautiful scenery with special antiquities and history. The horseshoe-shaped valley covers some 15,000 acres and is surrounded by steep cliffs. In the center is Mount Timna which is about 1500 feet above sea level. Timna Valley is a geological window revealing a variety of minerals including copper, iron and manganese and is the site of the world’s first copper mine.
Timna Park is outstanding in its variety of scenic, geological and archaeological sites of global significance.Thousands of ancient mining shafts can be seen throughout the park as well as remains of smelting furnaces dating back to ancient imperial Egypt. Its acacia trees and other arid-land vegetation, its herds of wild ibex looking out at you from the cliff tops, and its evidence of human activity from antiquity to the present all make Timna Park an incomparable visitor magnet.