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Best trails in Teide National Park, Spain

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Looking for a great trail in Teide National Park, Canary Islands? AllTrails has 40 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 19 hard trails in Teide National Park ranging from 6.3 to 59.6 miles and from 98 to 12,116 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Teide National Park is the oldest of the Canary Island parks. Teide is the largest volcano in Spain and this area was designated into a national park in 1954. There are a variety of diverse flora because of the unique volcanic area - there is a diversity of plants, insects, reptiles, birds and mammals, such as rabbits and bats. The last eruption was in 1909 and even if its been dormant all this time, the volcano still spews out some steam and sulphur. The park is popular and there are lots of opportunities to get into and experience the park. Visitors may take a cable car up to Mount Teide (make sure to check the tour and operating hours). Hiking is also popular and there are a variety of routes depending on your experience level. For those looking for a challenge, visitors also have the opportunity to climb Mount Teide. You may also take in the sight of Los Roques de Garcia, which are the famous formations below Mount Teide. There are stargazing opportunities as well - the Tenerife Observatory has guided tours for those interested in marveling at the stars and planets. There are limitless opportunities for outdoor adventure at Teide National Park.

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#1 - Teide Peak
Teide National Park
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 7 h 5 m
Mount Teide is a volcano in the Canary Islands the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic and also the highest summit in Spain. The volcano and its surroundings comprise Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Spain's most visited natural wonders. Teide is an active volcano and its last eruption was in 1909. There are many ways to get up to the peak, but first hikers will need to reserve a free permit to hike this trek through Teide National Park. Hikers will need to print out the permit and show it to park staff at the beginning of the trail, along with an ID or passport. There are limits of daily permits. Permits may be requested here: https://www.reservasparquesnacionales.es/real/ParquesNac/index.aspx Visitors may reach the summit in a variety of ways. Hikers may climb on foot from the trail that begins in Montaña Blanca or take a cable car that takes you to La Rambleta (11,633 feet). From La Rambleta you can take the Telesforo Bravo path to the top. If you choose to hike it up, take note that the path is rocky and difficult and is not recommended for children or people with health complications. It is steep in some sections and the air gets thinner the higher you go. But if you make it to the top, the view makes everything worth it in the end.Show more
#2 - Chinyero Volcano Loop
Teide National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Chinyero Circular is located near Santiago del Teide, Spain. The trail is great for walking and normally takes 1-3 hours. Chinyero is the youngest volcano on Tenerife. It erupted in 1909 and the trail will bring you close to that century old explosion. You will see pine forests and the black ash and lava flows of the eruption. The scenery changes constantly as you circuit the volcano. It is well signed all the way around, though being a circular route, the signs never tell you how far you are from your own start point. The trail is in Teide National Park. There are many trails in the park and they make for an incredible trip through the islands. Show more
#3 - Mount Guajara
Teide National Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
Mount Guajara is a dormant volcano in the Canary Islands. It is the fourth highest peak in Tenerife. There is a large crater near the top of the mountain that can be reached by road and an astronomical observatory on the south side of the crater. Enjoy the views over Mount Teide, and if the cloud cover allows it, of the neighboring islands of Gran Canaria and La Gomera. There are no permits or restrictions for hiking this mountain.Show more
#4 - Roques de García
Teide National Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 54 m
This trail begins at the Mirador de los Roques parking lot. The Roque Cinchado is a rock formation. It is part of the Teide National Park where you can find trails highlighting the islands volcanic activity. The many layers of volcanic rock can be seen in the Roque Cinchado which is one of the most famous and emblematic sites on the Canary Islands. You will also see the rock formations El Torrotito, El Burro, Roques Blancos and more. Show more
#5 - Teide vía Refugio de Altavista
Teide National Park
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 7 h 51 m
El Teide is the highest peak in Spain and a volcano located on the island of Tenerife, at 3,718 meters above sea level, in the archipelago of the Canary Islands. The views along the entire route will not leave you indifferent. To access the summit of Mount Teide by the path No. 10 Telesforo Bravo after 9 in the morning you have to request a permit that will indicate the date and time when you must climb or you also have the option of spending the night at the refuge from Altavista, at 3,270 meters above sea level and leaving at around 6 in the morning towards the summit. You also have the option of camping if you are an experienced mountaineer, an option allowed from 2500 meters in the entire National Park.Show more
#6 - Circuito Montaña de la Botija y Mirador de Sámara
Teide National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
La ruta de la Montaña de la Botija y la Montaña de Sámara con su mirador para apreciar las vistas increíbles es una ruta sencilla, pero con algo de desnivel en las subidas por lo que se recomienda llevar buen calzado de senderismo. El paisaje que caracteriza a esta zona es muy variado, con pinos, el volcán del Teide y algo de nieve si lo visitas en invierno.Show more
#7 - Pico Viejo desde el Mirador de Chio
Teide National Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 6 h 10 m
The Pico Viejo Trail route is one of the most beautiful on the Island of Tenerife for its views and for feeling surrounded by nature. During this trail you will find the Pico Viejo crater, formed by the last eruption in Teide National Park.Show more
#8 - Black Sands Loop
Teide National Park
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
The route to the Arenas Negras Volcano begins at the El Portillo Visitor Center and continues around the Cerrillar Mountain, where you will find the pumice stones typical of the orography of the area and you will reach the path that will guide you to the volcano through from the Maja area. Throughout the tour you will enjoy the views of El Teide, the Circo de las Cañadas, the Orotava Valley and especially the lava fields at the foot of the volcano. Remember not to take anything from the trail: no plants, no stones, no flowers!Show more
#9 - Monte Guajara vía Paisaje Lunar
Teide National Park
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 30 m
This hike goes through beautiful areas, rocky, forests and lava fields. At one point the path passes through a lava field, a black plain with small lava stones where the path is cordoned off with other large ones. stones. At the end of the road we wind again over the rocky trails and when you reach the highest point, you can see the top of La Guajara on the left. Continue straight until 'Degollada de Guajara'. Walk back and take 'Sendero 15' to the right to the top. Long and strenuous slope. Eventually you reach the top - immediately keep right to descend. Here begins the first break: without wind and under the sun. Then keep left and come to a rather chaotic path with a lot of rock. Finally walk through a water channel and follow this path until you reach a water house. In short, a very beautiful route that is well worth it. The direction doesn't really matter. There is a lot of variation in the landscape and in any case it is impressive.Show more
#10 - Pico Viejo
Teide National Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 5 h 42 m
Beautiful route in the Teide National Park that connects the upper part of trail 3 of Roques García with Pico Viejo. This trail is not suitable for all audiences as it requires medium physical and technical preparation - high due to the steep slope up the mountain. You can see the differences in lava as you go up and also the typical high mountain vegetation. In some sections the trail becomes quite rocky so it is necessary to wear good hiking shoes.Show more
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