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Best trails in Sierra de Guadarrama National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, Community of Madrid? AllTrails has 62 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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. Ready for some activity? There are 35 moderate trails in Sierra de Guadarrama National Park ranging from 3.4 to 14.9 miles and from 3,366 to 7,939 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Sierra de Guadarrama National Park extends over the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range and is the fifth largest national park in Spain. Notable features of this area include the Puerto de Navafría pass and La Morcuera and Siete Picos mountain ranges. This park is located in Madrid and Castilla y León. The area is mountainous and includes glacial lakes, grasslands, pine forests, and wooded forests. The climate ranges from cool to humid which gives way to a variety of flora and fauna - it is reported that more than 1280 species thrive in the park. There are the Iberian imperial eagle, black storks, deer, wild boars, mountain goats, and foxes, among many others. For those interested in trees and plants, there are oak, juniper, and wild pine. It is no surprise that this area is frequented by hikers and climbers. Plan out your next hiking adventure in the mountains of the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park!

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#1 - Seven Peaks
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 21 m
The Siete Picos route is one of the most popular areas of the Sierra de Guadarrama, in the Community of Madrid. This area begins near the Puerto de Navacerrada and you can visit the seven peaks in a short period of time. The views are spectacular and it is a breath of fresh air if you live in the capital to escape for the weekend. Keep in mind that the trail starts out simple and its difficulty increases. Recommended hiking shoes.Show more
#2 - La Boca del Asno
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
#3 - Circular Hermanas Mayor y Menor, Peñalara, Risco Claveles por Senda Citores
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
Classic route through the Sierra de Guadarrama and climb to the highest peak of it (shares the provinces of Madrid and Segovia). Start from the Cotos car park and take the perfectly signposted path (PR-3), which you will not leave until the Peñalara, the path is quite wide and height is fairly easily gained, to say that in some section especially in the Zetas the slope It is considerable (20% on average), in less than an hour we reach Sister Minor, stunning views of the long rope, seven peaks, etc. Continue along our path to Big Sister that to reach it we will deviate a little of it, other photos and we look to contemplate the lagoon of Peñalara that is under our feet. Continue your way and you can see our objective closely, the climb is long and some section has a slope of another 20% after about 20-25 minutes you reach the top, spectacular views of 360 degrees. Continue the path to go to the Risco de los Claveles, the path deviates to the left as we go along its crest where we are welcomed by a lot of rocks, say that it is a dangerous part with the occasional dangerous step but with caution. Arrive at Claveles with the occasional trepadilla and contemplate the Lagoons of the Birds and Claveles as well as the other 3 that are smaller, the return we will do it by the same place. As a warning to say that dry passes very well as long as we exercise caution, in winter it is very dangerous. After going back up to the Peñalara and contemplating such wonderful views we go down the same path, we cross Big Sister and turn to the right in the direction of Peña Citores, but this time when you reach the hill of the same we take the path on the left (Camino de Citores or Alpine Battalion Path), it has a section with a considerable slope but it is a pleasant path when arriving at the pine forest, in less than 40 minutes you reach the car. See you at the mountains!!.Show more
#4 - Ruta Collado Cabrón y Los Llanillos
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Very easy and simple excursion that begins at Canto Cochinos, towards the Llanillos del Circo de la Pedriza. Passing previously by Colbrick Cabrón and going down the slope of the slope of El Pájaro to join the Gran Via and finish back in Canto Cochinos. Show more
#5 - El Yelmo Loop by Senda de las Carboneras GR10
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
The route to the Yelmo cliff is one of the essentials in the Community of Madrid for nature lovers. It is one of the most characteristic peaks of the rocky complex of La Pedriza, a natural paradise for climbers. This route is a beautiful excursion in the Pedriza Park where you will enjoy a varied landscape, from the valley to the pass, reaching the upper area of the Yelmo. You will find Wild Pine, Hawthorn, Griffon Vultures or Wild Goats also very typical of the Sierra de Gredos.Show more
#6 - Peñalara
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
#7 - Los Miradores de los Poetas
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
This is a beautiful popular hike starting in Las Dehesas going up to the Mirador de los Poetas and then looping back down. There are many different routes leading to the viewpoint.Show more
#8 - Collados de La Ventana y de La Dehesilla
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
This is a beautiful and complete excursion through well-known climbing country, it offers a variety of flora and fauna that you will enjoy, not to mention the amazing rocky landscape that will challenge your imagination. There is a maximum of 375 vehicles permitted inside. It is 50 Km from Madrid, you can go by Bus (Green bus # 724 of Hermanos de J. Colmenarejo. Madrid, Plaza Castilla) and on the road, M-607, M-609 and M-608.   Show more
#9 - Pico de la Maliciosa Circular
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 4 h
#10 - Las Dehesas a Puerto de La Fuenfría por la Calzada Romana
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
This route starts at the parking area in the Las Dehesas recreation area. You'll then go up the Roman Road to the Puerto de La Fuenfría. The route shown here has the hiker returning the way they came, however there are several other trails you can see on the map that would also lead you back to the parking area. This route can also be used to access the Fuente de la Fuenfría.Show more
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