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Masada

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The other two routes up are the so-called "Snake Path" or the Roman Ramp.
The Snake Path (actually a combination of tracks and steps) is accessible from the eastern side of Masada via the Dead Sea Highway. It consists of a series of switchbacks 'snaking' all the way up to the summit. The climb can take anything from 40 minutes to 2 hours or more depending on stamina/speed. Because of the difficulty of the climb, and the path's exposure to the sun, the Snake Path is usually closed from 10am, and may many choose to ascend before sunrise.
The Roman Ramp is not accessible from the Dead Sea Highway and must be approached from a road to the west -- a forty minute detour for those coming from the Dead Sea Highway, but is considerably less strenuous than the Snake Path.
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