The new hiking trail
The new hiking trailDavid Akiva

A new hiking trail connecting the communities of Kokhav Ya'akov and Psagot in the Binyamin Region will be dedicated Wednesday.

The hiking trail is dedicated in memory of Yariv and Shoshi Attar of Psagot and their six children, who passed away in a tragic car crash in October 2018, while on their way to a family outing.

The trail starts at the Neve Benaya Outlook near Kokhav Yaakov, passes through the Attar Outlook and ends at the Yachish Zion hill opposite Psagot.

The project is led by a group of families from Kokhav Ya'akov, with the support of the Binyamin Regional Council and the Nachala Movement.

Wednesday's event includes a scenic, family friendly two-mile hike along the new route, followed by a family event with workshops for children, horse-riding, inflatables and a picnic area.

"After spending a whole year with our families in closed quarters, it is amazing to finally have an opportunity to celebrate in this scenic part of Israel," said Leah Aharoni, one of the organizers. "We invite everyone to come and have fun on this new, off-the-beaten-path hiking trail."

The spokesperson for the Binyamin Regional Council said that the "Council supports this important initiative as part of continued Israeli presence in the region. We welcome everyone to take part in the dedication of the new trail, as well as in other events taking place throughout the Binyamin Region."

The event, which starts at 11.30 a.m., is free and open to the public, starting at Neve Benaya (in Waze).

The new hiking trail.
The new hiking trail.David Akiva
The new hiking trail
The new hiking trailDavid Akiva