Toubkal National Park

National Park in High Atlas Mountains (Western)

Toubkal National Park
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Toubkal National Park is a national park in the High Atlas mountain range, 70 kilometres from Marrakesh in central-western Morocco. Established in 1942, it covers an area of 380 km2. Jbel Toubkal is the highest peak of the park at 4,167 metres. The Toubkal National Park is located 70 km south of Marrakech, in the portion that corresponds to the Adrar n’Dern (mountain of mountains).

With an exceptional biodiversity, this park welcomes many visitors, who can discover plateaus and cliffs that alternate with gorges, where rivers with crystal clear waters flow, ensuring irrigation in the valleys and plains of the foothills. .

Like all protected areas in Morocco, the management and development of the Toubkal National Park is the responsibility of the National Agency for Water and Forests (Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests).

How to get to Toubkal National Park

The Toubkal National Park can be accessed from the Ourika Valley, which is about a one-hour drive from Marrakech. The park can be accessed through several entry points, which are marked with signs like the one shown in the picture. Once you enter the park, you can only explore it on foot or by riding a mule.

What to so in the Toubkal National Park

The Toubkal National Park offers a range of activities for visitors, including the ecomuseum, located at the base of the High Atlas Mountains between the villages of Imlil and Asni. This museum provides information about the history, geography, and ecology of the park and offers practical tips for planning your visit. The park also offers numerous hiking circuits with various levels of difficulty. The Tamadote green circuit, a 6 km hike through the high mountain forest, is a good option for most hikers. Along the circuits, visitors can enjoy traditional Moroccan food at local lodges or picnic under the trees with beautiful views. The charming village of Imlil, nestled between the mountains, is a great place to rest, eat delicious tagines, experience local life, and shop for souvenirs.

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Visiting Toubkal National Park

Duration: 20 minutes

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