Jebel al Lawz: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide
Jabal al-Lawz ('mountain of almonds') is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.391m (7,844ft) above the sea level, located in Tabuk Province, northwest Saudi Arabia.
Located near the Jordanian border, the road to the summit, also known as Jebel al Lawz and Gebel el-Lawz, is totally paved. The drive offers stunning views on the eastern side of the massif over Jibal Hisma in the distance.
The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 17% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Highway 394, the ascent is 41.2 km (25.60 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.374 meters. The average gradient is 3.33%. There is a military base preventing anyone from accessing the very top of the summit.
Pic: Wleef Roohe