‪Upper Zohar‬

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‪Upper Zohar‬
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‪6 reviews‬
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לונדון, UK‪807 contributions‬
מרץ 2022
‪We walked from Neve Zohar to Zohar fortress (about a 20 min walk each way). It was a nice little hike in nice scenery. There is not much of the fortress left and there are no signs explaining anything about its history. There are also no signposts, but it is off the main highway, directly opposite the turning off the main highway to Neve Zohar. There are much longer hiking routes you can do.‬
‪Written 16 במרץ 2022‬
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Joni G
ערד, ישראל‪278 contributions‬
לבד • אוג׳ 2018
‪I love to travel in the desert and "Upper Zohar" or "Rosh Zohar" gives you the full experience. I normally enjoy this part of the trail with a 4x4 SUV or on a Jeep tour as it is very accessable for these vehicles.‬
‪Written 4 במרץ 2019‬
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מומביי (בומביי), הודו‪1,031 contributions‬
אפר׳ 2018
‪you reach this by self drive from Arad to Eilat. no tour companies take you there. unless its a customised tour. very scenic, can get extremely hot, do carry enough water and large hat‬
‪Written 30 במאי 2018‬
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Fane Babanul
ראשון לציון, ישראל‪1,949 contributions‬
זוגות • דצמ׳ 2017
‪If you want to really enjoy this place, you need to have a car waiting for you down the canyon, near Neve Zohar. That was not our case.
We started from the Arad-Dead Sea highway, where there is a sign "Zohar Fortress" (מצד זוהר).
From there we walked down a gentle slope until we saw the fortress and returned back.
Nice views.
On the opposite side of the canyon, we saw some jeeps making their way down from Arad. We also saw some hikers on the spectacular trekk.‬
‪Written 13 בינואר 2018‬
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ברקלי, קליפורניה‪17 contributions‬
לבד • ינו׳ 2017
‪I never got to to do the hike... I am sure the hike is amazing, but I had a hard time finding a safe way to pull off the road with trucks and cars zooming by. I wish I had found a local to help me... so maybe next time....‬
‪Written 30 בינואר 2017‬
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Yitzchak M
רמת גן, ישראל‪1,136 contributions‬
זוגות • מרץ 2016
‪We started our hike up Upper Zohar (known in Hebrew as Rosh Zohar) - the tallest mountain rising up from the southern portion of the Dead Sea - 5 kilometers south of the city of Arad where the Israel Trail meets up with Route 31 across the highway from the sign post for the Kidud Cisterns. We turned left onto the Israel Trail and immediately began a steep and long climb up towards the summit of Rosh (Upper) Zohar. We hiked steadily upward for ½ kilometer (1/3 mile) until we came to the ruins of Rogem Zohar, an old Roman fortress strategically built on this spot because of its commanding view of the Judean Desert rising up from the Dead Sea, built to protect the trade routes and travelers going to and from the Dead Sea. The view was amazing, but nothing compared to what was yet to come. We continued hiking steadily upward for another ½ kilometer (1/3 mile) and finally reached the summit of Rosh (Upper) Zohar where we were greeted with an astounding 360 degree panoramic view of the entire southern portion of the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert. There is nothing to the east, north, and south higher than Rosh Zohar. In addition to the Dead Sea which was panoramically spread out before us, we could see the Moab Mountains of Jordan rising up behind the Dead Sea to the east, and we could see Masada and the famous Roman rampart off to the left. To the far left, we could see the city of Arad and all the valleys leading down to the Dead Sea. Turning our heads to the right we could see the huge expanse of the Arava and the Negev mountains. And straight down below us, we could see the ruins of Rogem Zohar that we had just passed on the way up. It was an utterly breath-taking view of this wonder of the world. We continued on for another 2 kilometers (1.3 miles) on the Israel Trail, and then turned left onto a “black” trail which would take us to our car parked 5 kilometers (3 miles) away. The trail descended down into the dry Abuv Stream, and thus began the most “extreme”, rugged, and challenging adventure we have ever had in our lives. We caught up to a large group of hikers our age who were also descending down into the Abuv Stream, and we hiked in the stream with them for a while. Following the well-marked “black” trail, we traversed the sides of several cliffs, which rose straight up from the stream bed, by holding onto and stepping onto metal hold bars strategically positioned on the sides of the cliffs. We never felt in danger, but needless to say, it WAS dangerous. After a while we parted from the group and continued hiking on the “black” trail, sometimes in the stream bed and sometimes up and down steep embankments and cliffs, until we finally reached our car parked alongside highway 258. Without question, this 8 kilometer/5 mile hike had been one of the most exhilarating and thrilling hikes of our lives!‬
‪Written 29 ביוני 2016‬
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