Hiking: Jebel Zagora
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 23, 2012 12:57 PM Last Post By: Peter_2012
Oct 21, 2012 11:44 AM
Hiking: Jebel ZagoraHello,
My girlfriend and I want to hike in the environment of the Jebel Zagora for some hours. Does anybody know a good track? It is not necessairy to reach the top. A good walk on the edge of the mountain, with some nice views, is good enough.
We have a Garmin GPS. So a GPS-track (gpx) would be nice.
Thanks in advance!
Oct 22, 2012 7:01 AM
1On this map the main part of Zagora is around the waypoint for Mohamed Gordito. You need to walk south out of Zagora as far as the next village of Amazraou and as you pass Kasbah Asmaa you will see the mountain in front.
The map shows a couple of offroad routes, but I would imagine there are defined footpaths that are more direct. I've not done the climb, but it looks about 250m (825ft) to the top and you'll probably find it's popular with the locals at sunset. Afterwards return to Kasbah Asmaa for a well-earned beer in their bar.
Depending on the model Garmin that you have, if you have access to Garmin Mapsource or Garmin BaseCamp you can install the Olaf Morocco maps on your PC/Mac and then load them to your GPS device.
Oct 23, 2012 9:07 AM
2Peter, I was in Zagora last November. I used Dar Raha as a base and hired a camel to track to a small desert on the north side of Jebel Zagora for overnight. We started right in front of Dar Raha heading one o'clock direction (using Tim's map) toward where the solid line marked 750 and the dash line merged. I believe the dash line represent a dirt road suitable for 4x4 only which I hiked on the northern part of it with the camel. But I am not sure what the solid line 750 represent. As you can see from the map, the dirt road goes up Jebel Zagora on its north face. When I was riding on the camel, I saw a truck going up the dirt road between the base and the mid-point. So I think you most likely can 'hike' up Jebel Zagora even just by walking on this dirt road. I still have some pictures of Jebel Zagora taken from the camel back which clearly shows the road going up the hill. I enjoyed my stay in Zagora very much. Hope you'll feel the same. Have a good time there!
Oct 23, 2012 9:32 AM
3The Olaf Morocco map is an cooperative project taking GPS tracklogs submitted by offroad motorbike and 4x4 enthusiasts, and doesn't include hiking-only routes, so yes, the pistes represented by the dotted line would be suitable for offroad vehicles.
The 750 line is a 750m contour. The other lighter lines represent 800m, 850m, 900m and 950m contours.
Oct 23, 2012 10:33 AM
Oct 23, 2012 12:57 PM
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