Around the lake
Trails Around Yeruham – Around the Lake
The Black Trail – revealed at the first incline on the road to Be’er Sheva – is a short trail, suitable for all.
It begins with a left turn into the “Old Oil Road” and follows a short climb toward Mekorot’s large water reservoir.
Toward the end of the descent, shortly before reaching the dam, we will reach the shacks used by the Tel Aviv workers who built the Yeruham Dam in the early 1950’s.
The hike can end at the dam parking lot if there is a vehicle waiting there or, we can leave on foot, following the blue markings toward the exit from the Lake Park.
All that we have to do is recommend that you wear shoes, be sure to have plenty of water and prepare to hike near home and have a great time…
Just before the reservoir, where the IDF Squad Commander School operated for 17 years and the current site of occasional Armored Personnel Carrier driving drills, you will find a wonderful observation revealing (on good days) the entire Yeruham Ridge, the city of Be’er Sheva, Ramat Hovav and, of course, Yeruham itself. From there, the trail descends toward tributary of Tzavoa Stream flowing westward, climbing back to Qasqassim Mountain. Upon reaching the ridge, we will begin hiking southward toward the Yeruham Lake dam, enjoying a breathtaking view of the lake, Revivim Stream and Qasqassim Mountain.