Ait Souka - Armed - Tamatert loop


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Trail stats

7.8 mi
Elevation gain
2,530 ft
Technical difficulty
Elevation loss
2,516 ft
Max elevation
7,579 ft
52 4.7
Min elevation
5,829 ft
Trail type
Moving time
3 hours 32 minutes
5 hours 42 minutes
April 18, 2018
April 2018
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7,579 ft
5,829 ft
7.8 mi

near Targa Imoula, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz (Morocco)

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Itinerary description

Really nice hike in the area near to Imlil. We saw several small villages, loads of mountain views and some nice variety to the surroundings along the way.

The trail can be done in either direction and being a loop you can join it wherever it is convenient. It's not a full day hike but it would be tough to finish in half a day.

As with a lot of our Moroccan hikes we had some trouble staying on the trail, so there are a couple of backtracks to look out for (at 4.9 and 5.9 km). One section I would rate as difficult where we needed to do a steep ascent (climbed up around 50 meters) over loose rock for a distance of a couple hundred meters (at 6.3km).

The second peak has a small cafe which was selling tea and juice so it is a great place to take a break. The views are not quite as nice as the first peak so you can shorten the hike by skipping it if you are tired.

Really enjoyed this hike and it's worth doing!


PictographRiver Altitude 12,068 ft
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Small stream to cross.

PictographPanorama Altitude 12,599 ft
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Lots of nice views in the first half of the hike

PictographPanorama Altitude 12,741 ft
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PictographPhoto Altitude 13,227 ft
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Ravine crossing

The trail does a switchback here.

PictographPanorama Altitude 13,135 ft
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More great views.

PictographIntersection Altitude 12,705 ft
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Blind Intersection

Was following a Wikiloc trail and blew by this intersection. It's really easy to miss.

PictographRiver Altitude 12,610 ft
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Valley stream

Beautiful stream and gardens. Could not stay on the wiki we were following so got a little creative.

PictographIntersection Altitude 12,952 ft
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On the way to the top, you will cross a road three times, the last crossing is right at the top.

PictographMountain pass Altitude 13,683 ft
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Peak elevation and the pass through the mountains. Some villages spotted below and a place selling beverages.

PictographIntersection Altitude 12,722 ft
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PictographIntersection Altitude 12,512 ft
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Tamatert intersection

Turn off the road and head down into the village.

Comments  (1)

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    thew Feb 26, 2020

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    This was a great hike. Combining beautiful panoramic mountain views with a moderate to difficult trail.
    Information provided by the author was not accurate but extremely helpful.
    The trail through the pine forest was the most demanding with the trail disappearing at regular intervals, sometimes leading to a difficult situation on the lose ground to get back to safety. With such a step slope only centimetres away maybe not the best for the faint hearted.
    All in all a fantastic trail to follow and Port Flora was extremely helpful with a few questions I asked on a private mail.
    If you’re looking for a good day hike on Imlil then this is a good one to follow.

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