Mount Ardon

One of the best view-points on Makhtesh Ramon

A short but tough hike. A steep ascend to the Ardon table shape mountain in the middle of makhtesh Ramon.

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Region – Central Negev
Distance – 6.5 Km.
Accumulated Climb – 300 m. (Very steep)
Difficulty – Difficult.
For Private transport directions, use Google Maps –
Ardon day camp parking

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Important Note: The last 5 Km of your drive to the parking location are on a dirt road. The road is in good condition and is suitable for any private car.

Important Note: The Google Maps location is not your final parking destination. From this point turn right on a dirt road with Blue markers and follow it for 2.1 Km until you see the parking area.

Recomended reading:
What is a Makhtesh?
General information on Makhtesh Ramon.

Track description:

  • Starting point –  parking area at the foot of mount Ardon (1).
  • Follow the ‡blue‡ markers. the climb starts gently but soon becomes steep. After 750 m you reach a junction with a ‡Black‡ marker at the middle of the climb (2).
  • Continue climbing on the ‡blue‡ markers for about 900 m until the mountain top (3).
  • The perfect spot for an extended break.
  • Continue on the ‡blue‡ markers now on the edge of the table mountain with the fantastic view of makhtesh  Ramon visible all the time. After  about 900 m the trail curves right towards the decent (4).
  • Start descending very steeply on the ‡blue‡ marker. Caution in required and at some areas you need to scramble.
  • After about 1.5 Km you reach a junction with a ‡Green‡ marker. (5) Turn right and follow the ‡Green‡ markers for about 2.5 km on a flat and easy section back to the starting point (1)

Topographic map with English labels and legend

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Bonus Tip:
Check out thtese additional Things To Do in the Ramon Crater area.

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