Fez, Morocco

Mount Zalagh

Those who want to escape the bustling streets of Fez can seek out the trail to Jbel (Mount) Zalagh in the north of the city. This moderate trail run through olive groves culminates in spectacular views of the city, and offers plenty of chances for hill work on the way. The best way to access the trail is to taxi to the base of the mountain on Ouezzane Road (near the junction of Avenue des Merinides and R501. From here, the trail crosses a creek and climbs through farmland to meet R501 again. If runners wish to continue from here, they can follow the street for a while, then cross another trail up to a scenic plateau. It’s a 7 km run (one-way), but the terrain is relatively smooth, and the views are incredible!

Essentials
  • 7 km (4 miles) one-way
  • 501 meters (1643 feet)
  • Avenue des Merinides and R501
  • Run or Taxi to Start