12 Amazing Mountains In Morocco



If you love to hike, you may be tempted to hike one of Morocco’s beautiful mountains. There are various different mountains to explore.

While the High Atlas Mountains are the most popular to visit, there are many more to visit. You will be greeted by fabulous views and feel a sense of achievement by scaling some of these enormous mountains.

12 Amazing Mountains In Morocco

Whether you are a beginner or experienced at hiking mountains, there will be one in Morocco to suit you.

There are different collections of mountains to choose from in Morocco from the Atlas mountains, Riff mountains and the Mid-Atlas mountains. 

In this article, we have pulled together 12 amazing mountains, which you can find in Morocco.

Mount Toubkal 

North Africa’s tallest peak is Mount Toubkal, sometimes referred to as Jebel Toubkal, is 4,167 meters high.

This famous mountain in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountain range offers a strenuous, but rewarding climb that is ideal for casual walkers with a moderate level of fitness (you can get Morocco Mountain guides to help you).

This climb will surely be more difficult because of Mount Toubkal’s elevation, where there is about 40% less oxygen than at sea level. 

However, your knowledgeable local guide will make sure you have enough food and keep the walk’s pace steady. Thus, you can acclimatize and have the greatest chance of reaching the peak. 

The ascent of Mount Toubkal only requires two days, with the first day being primarily spent walking.

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Mount Jbel Ayachi

One of Morocco’s most challenging mountains to climb is Jbel Ayachi.

For this reason, it is preferable to be an experienced climber with solid climbing skills and to be accompanied by a trained guide in order to reach the summit.

Information about the paths can alter depending on weather changes. 

Jbel Ayachi, which has a height of 3,757 meters, is located where the Atlas and the desert meet. 

It covers the eastern High Atlas and spans several kilometers to the south. Its heights offer breathtaking scenery and incredible thrills.

It provides one of the most well-liked and difficult climbs in North Africa.

This is a refuge for hikers and nature lovers while its valleys and hills are still blanketed with snow in June.

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M’Goun Massif

The peak of the M’Goun Massif, which is the second-highest point in North Africa, is a magnificent backbone of mountain ridges and sculpted valleys.

This mountain is recognized as Morocco’s best-kept secret and is situated in the isolated Ait Bouguemez Valley, also known as “The Happiness Valley” due to the friendly and welcoming locals.

Stunning canyons, fragrant orchards, and verdant grasslands all encircle the mountain.

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Mount Jbel Tidirhine

Morocco’s Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region includes Mount Tidighin/Jbel Tidighin in its Al Hocema Province.

The summit of this mountain reaches heights of 2,456 m, thus making this the tallest mountain in the Rif Range. 

In a region noted for the friendliness of the local Berber people as well as cannabis growing, it is a notable mountain that peaks above the town of Ketama, currently known as Issaguen.

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South of Marrakesh lies a mountain in Morocco called Ouanoukrim. Ras Ouanoukrim and Timzguida, the second and third-tallest peaks in the Atlas mountain range, are two of its summits.

It is entirely possible, and highly advised, to complete Toubkal and Ouanoukrim on consecutive days if you are physically capable of doing so. 

Blue skies are essential for climbing Ouanoukrim because it has a less-traveled ascent and descent than Toubkal.

Before making your journey down, remember to take in the views of the untamed landscape at the summit.

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Jebel Yagour

Jebel Yagour, also known as Plateau du Yagour, is a peak in Morocco’s High Atlas range that is situated south of Marrakesh. It is a 2300–2700 meters high plateau encircled by enormous cliffs.

The peak is renowned for its rock art and for providing expansive views of the Atlas mountain range. The rocks have more than a thousand engravings that date from 500 to 1000 BC.

A truly unique mountain, that anyone, no matter their hiking experience, can view. 

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Jbel Bou Naceur

In Morocco’s Sefrou Province, Fès-Meknès, the mountain known as Jbel Bou Naceur or Mount Bou Nasser is located.

It is 3,340 meters above sea level. It is situated close to Tirnest towards the south and Tinesmet to the north, and is the highest peak in the Middle Atlas Mountain range. 

The Bou Nasser summit, a tall peak surrounded by cedar forests, is one of the Atlas Mountains region’s most popular hiking sites.

Due to the mountain range’s elevation, the Middle Atlas has a mild, pleasant summer and a beautiful winter with lots of snowfall.

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Jbel Saghro

The Jebel Saghro trip is a 6 to 8 day journey through secluded Berber settlements, steep canyons, and stunning mountain ranges in Morocco.

You will view a wide variety of Moroccan landscapes as you make your way up the mountain. Including lunar landscapes,  obelisks, boulders, ridges, cliff faces, and rock faces.

Furthermore, along the way, you will encounter members of the Ait Atta, one of the earliest Berber tribes.

This hike is best completed between May and November and is more suitable for hikers with some level of experience.

Given that there may be some uncomfortable terrain to cross during the trip, it is not suitable for anyone new to hiking.

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Jebel Siroua

The Moroccan region of Souss may be the wildest place in all of North Africa.

West of the Draa Valley, the Anti Atlas Mountain region’s skyline is dominated by the volcanic peak of Jebel Sirwa, which rises to a height of 3305 meters.

The extinct stratovolcano Jebel Sirwa, also referred to as Jebel Siroua, is situated within the distinctive environment well-renowned for its Berber rugs.

Depending on the season you visit, the nearby fields may be brimming with wild flowers, shepherds may be grazing their summer sheep in stone-built aziz, or groups of people may be gathering priceless saffron stamens early in the morning.

This is the ideal nature adventure for anyone due to its isolation and low popularity. You won’t have to fight anyone to enjoy the views, once you do reach the top.

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Jebel Kelti

A mountain called Jebel Kelti is located in Morocco’s Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima area. It is situated in Chefchaouen Province, south of Tetouan (You might want to check out the nearby Tamuda Bay). The mountain is a part of the Rif mountain range 

With an elevation of roughly 1912 meters, Jebel Kelti is a type of limestone mountain and one of the tallest in the Rif range.

It is known for its narrow peak area, which will provide you with a spectacular view of the surroundings and steep sides.

On its slopes, there are a few cedar forests that have been protected by local authorities.

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Mount Aklim

The rock on Jebel Aklim is composed of quartzite outcrops layered with sedimentary and shale layers.

The peak of Jebel Aklim which towers above Tagdicht, appears to be primarily composed of conglomerate rock.

Although there are areas of vegetation located alongside the numerous small towns, which are typically centered around a water source.

The terrain surrounding Jebel Aklim is stony and largely desolate. This is a very quiet area, so you may not come across many people, including other trekkers or even locals. 

A one-day hike from the nearby community of Tagdicht or a multi-day trip from the town of Igherm are two options for ascent for Mount Aklim.

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Jebel Lkest

The Jebel Lkest is the massive mountain range that borders the Ammeln Valley to the north of Tafraoute. Start at the Tagdicht village for the ascent to the peak.

If you are inexperienced, we suggest you travel with a member of the village. For experienced hikers, the ascent will take 4 hours (including 2 hours 30 minutes for the descent).

You can view the lovely Ammeln valley to the south from the summit. Although the trek is fairly stony, there are no really challenging parts.

There are no water sources along the route, though. The greatest time to see the almond valley and observe the blooming almond trees is from February to March.

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Final Thoughts

If you are heading to Morocco anytime soon, there are already lots for you to see and do. You may wish to go and visit one of their popular mountains.

We have collected together 12 amazing mountains, which you could go and visit while you are in Morocco. All of them will provide you with breathtaking views and create a unique experience. 

We hope this guide has been helpful. Hopefully, you now have a better idea of some of the amazing mountains that can be found in Morocco.