The cave of the dead sea scrolls

Qumeran

Deep desert feeling only 50 Km from Jerusalem

Our hike Starts at Qumeran. The site where the Dead-Sea scrolls were written. Climb the Dead Sea cliffs and get an amazing view of Einot Zukim and the Dead Sea.

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Region – Judea Desert
Distance – 13 Km.
Accumulated Climb – 400 m
Difficulty – Difficult
For Private or Public transport directions, use Google Maps –
Qumeran National Park

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Track description:

  • Starting point –  parking area of Kumeran national Park (1). (Entrance fee required)
  • Start by visiting the interesting site of Qumeran. The ancient settlement of the Essene sect, the writers of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • After you finish the visit, start following the ‡Green‡ markers that start at the back of the site. You will ascend 250 m over a distance of 2.7 Km to reach the junction with the ‡Red‡ marked dirt road. (2)
  • Turn left on the dirt road and follow the ‡Red‡ markers. You will walk a total of about 4 Km on this road until you reach a junction with  ‡Black‡ markers (3) .
  • This is an easy section with gentle ups and downs and a desert isolation feeling.
  • After about 1 Km, you meet a ‡Blue‡ marker going left. This is an optional detour of 300 m to a fine view-point over the dead sea.
  • Turn left on the ‡Black‡ markers (3) and follow it for 1.2 Km to an amazing view-point over the northern area of the dead sea and Einot Zukim national Park.
  • The perfect sport for an extended break!!
  • retrace your steps 150 m to a  junction with a ‡Blue‡ marker going left. (4)
  • Turn left and follow the ‡Blue‡ markers for about 3 Km until a junction with  junction with a ‡Green‡ marker. (5)
  • Turn left, and follow the  ‡Green‡ markers for about 2 Km descending fairly steeply towards the Dead Sea, until you reach the main road #90.
  • From here take the bus back to the starting point (1).
  • Bus #444 & #486 run every 30-60 minutes. Link to Google-Maps  bus directions.

Topographic map with English labels and legend

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