Ramon's Tooth

Ramon's Tooth

Shen Ramon

Getting There: 

By bus- Take a bus to Mitzpe Ramon and ask to get off at the “camel mountain” bus stop (HAR GAMAL, in Hebrew) in front of The Green Backpackers hostel. Walk southeast along the street to the left turn. Follow the street for 50 meters and go to the cliff on your right, looking for the green markers.


By Car- Drive to Mitzpe Ramon. Turn into town on Ben Guryon Blvd. Drive straight to “Zvi Hazan” circle and continue straight. Turn left on Rehavam Zeevi St. Pass a left turn as the street curves right and arrive at a circle. Turn Left at the circle and drive straight for 200 meters to the left turn. Pass the Green Backpackers Hostel. Turn left and drive for another 50 meters. Park on the street, or at the nearby parking lot, and look for the first green markers heading southeast from this point.

Hike Description:

Starting Point: Mitzpe Ramon, Southeast corner of town.
Finish Point: Ammonite wall parking lot on HW 40.

Start off from the trail-head at the southwest corner of town- marked green. You’ll be 
following an ancient camel pass. Towards the bottom of the descent you’ll pass a connection with a blue trail on your right. Stay on the green and follow it on the side of the black hill and down into the small wadi. Once you descend to the bottom notice the basalt pillars on your left and follow the red trail markers heading south (with the

town of Mitzpe Ramon behind you). Your next stop is the lone acacia where the trail crosses Ramon creek. Occasionally along this section you’ll see the INT markers.

The trail will climb gradually as you approach the southern cliffs. A green trail will branch off to your left- Remain on the red-marked trail, it will take you straight up to Ramon-Tooth- a mountain of granite thrust in the middle of the continuous limestone cliff-line. Take a moment to enjoy-

Ain’t the top of the world awesome?

Climb down the other side and follow the trail as it curves left to Ammonite wall and HW 40. (Make sure not to take the new purple trail which is veering to the right)

From HW 40 you hitchhike back to town. 

A long hike across the Ramon Crater. Great vistas, wide open expanses and beautiful rock formations.

Closest Town

Mitzpe Ramon




12 km


4-5 hours

Recommended season

Sep - June

Recommended time