Mountains (Extreme Hills)
Aerial view of a "Mountains" biome.


On foot, or by other usual means of travel


Chicken, Pig, Cow, Sheep, Rabbit, Llama, Spider, Zombie, Skeleton, Creeper, Witch, Enderman, Silverfish

Environmental Features:

Very steep hills and cliffs covered in Grass, Trees, Flowers and other plants, floating islands and hollows.



Mountains (formerly called Extreme Hills) is a Biome where abrupt and drastic changes in elevation are common across the landscape.


The mountains biome resembles real-life Highlands, with hills, valleys, mountains, and plateaus. One major difference is that large, overhanging patches of land are commonly generated throughout the biome. This biome contains some of the highest elevations in the Overworld. In some places, the elevation can be so high that Snow will cover the tops of hills. Hill sizes and shapes vary, from gradual-sloping hills to steep vertical cliffs, to bare hills composed of Stone and Gravel.

Special Features

This biome is the only location where Emerald Ore can be found. It is also the only place other than Strongholds where Silverfish occur naturally.

This biome, along with savannas, are the only biomes where llamas spawn naturally.