Wadi Zohar flows into the delta of the Zohar oasis on the southwest shore of the Dead Sea. Walking through the majestic canyon landscape of Nahal Zohar affords trekkers the opportunity to see the ruins of two ancient fortresses built along the ridge of the wadi. This ridgeline once served as an important trade route for travelers and traders ascending from the Dead Sea region to the northern Negev.
Moving northwest from the town of Neve Zohar, hikers will come upon the first set of ruins, located on the northern bank of the valley and dated to some time between the tenth and eighth centuries BCE. Later additions to the site occurred in the Hasmonean period.
Further down the wadi, about 2.5 km from the Dead Sea, lies a Roman fortress with Byzantine and Mamluk additions. The tower of the fortress was built on top of a natural hill and is well preserved. Though the walls around the fortress have eroded over the years, cisterns and dams can still be found around the fortress.