Trails Around Yeruham – Ma’aleh Yeruham
The blue trail of Ma’aleh Yeruham (Tube Channel) begins at the “Big Crater” sigh, in front of the orange sign directing to Mt. Avnon, right (south)
of the road. It begins with a sharp descent into the “Mekorot’ water pipe, providing an amazing view of the Karbolet and the crater’s southeast.
At the bottom of our descent, we will reach the “Purple Windows” – an amazing area of colorful sand, where the wind formed square windows in the purple stone. The trail ends at the petrified trees at the bottom of the crater, where the “Soling” road paved by the British for oil excavations in the early 1940’s meets with the dirt road marked in red and leading to Ma’aleh Avraham.
A short distance down the channel, the marking will take us under a huge stone leaning on the channel, providing the kids a lot of fun. Later, we will leave the channel and turn right (south) to pass the waterfall. About 200m later, we will get to a darker stone made entirely of fossils of various shapes and amazing density. We will pass the rock and continue left (north), back to the channel. Walking in the channel, we will be dazzled by its rich and colorful blossoms that, during this time, seem to resemble a Swiss pasture more than a