Taur-en-Faroth also known as High Faroth and Hills of the Hunters was a highland forest area in the western Beleriand and was the location of the hidden city of Nargothrond, which is in its northeastern part near the river Narog.
It is located east of river Nenning, on the border of the river Narog, and far north of the land of Arvernien. The river Ringil, a tributary to the Narog ran through its northeastern border near Nargothrond.
It was not a particularly dense forest but more of a sparse woodland forest.
In the days before the Sun, Taur-en-Faroth was primarily inhabited by the Petty-dwarves, the original delvers of the caves of Nargothrond. But when the Ñoldor returned from Valinor, the entire area was given over (with the blessing of Thingol, Lord of Beleriand) to Finrod, and later Orodreth of the House of Finarfin and the Petty-dwarves were driven out.
During the time of Nargothrond, elves from there probably didn't travel openly without safeguards due to the secrecy of the realm of Nargothrond. After the Sack of Nargothrond and with Glaurung in the caves, elves were obviously driven from the area all together and no doubt all the servants of Morgoth roamed freely throughout this forest.
Taur-en-Faroth is a Sindarin, meaning 'Forest of the hunters'. Taur = forest, en = of, faroth = hunters.
Translations around the world
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||塔烏爾恩法羅斯|
|Hebrew||טאור אן פארות|
|Hungarian||A vadászok erdeje (Hills of the Hunters)
Magas Faroth (High Faroth)
|Kazakh||Таур-эн-Фарот (Cyrillic) Tawr-én-Farot (Latin)|
|Serbian||Таур-ен-Фарот (Cyrillic) Taur-en-Farot (Latin)|