The view from the lookout was taken that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Ayalon Valley Lookout
Symbol of the Jewish National Fund
The lookout gives a view of the spectacular scenery around. From here one can clearly see the western slopes of the Jerusalem Mountains and the Beit El Mountains, most of which are built of hard limestone, as they fall west to the lowland hills built of soft chalk rocks. The line of contact between the two landscape units creates a line of weakness, known in the language of geographers as the "Furrow Valley". The Ayalon Valley was formed as a result of the fusion of the furrow valleys of the many streams that flow here from the Judean Mountains and the Beit El Mountains.
The large city to the north is Modiin and the settlement to the south is Kibbutz Shaalvim.
At the foot of the lookout is the Mevo Horon community. The reservoir near the settlement receives the purified sewage from the Ayalon sewage treatment plant and its waters irrigate the surrounding fields.