In easy day-trip distance of Marrakech, the Toubkal National Park, named after Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa (4167 m), has long been a draw for tourists and mountaineers. The region started to become well known to trekkers back in the 1970s and despite the increasing accessibility little has changed since then. The landscapes remain spectacular and for walkers there are plenty of accommodation opportunities. For the less energetic, many interesting parts of the region can be visited by 4WD.
Popular are trips up onto the Plateau du Kik and in the Ourika Valley. Trekking with a good local guide will smooth out logistics (such as hiring mule teams) but you’ll also glean fascinating insights into the region’s geology, wildlife and Berber culture, as well as contributing directly to the local economy.