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Awesome Trail!! bring good shoes and enjoy the amazing view.

hiking
22 hours ago

Buy tickets in advance. I didn’t and the trail was full that day :(

rocky
2 days ago

hiking
closed
6 days ago

Before I start, a warning... El Caminito de Rey is seasonal. I guess you can check it online, not sure. another reviewer mentioned buying tickets before hand. it appears that there might be a ticket line.

Now, the trail. The trail is nice and easy. the only part I would consider slightly difficult is the section that comes off the road towards the peak and becomes an actual trail. not difficult, but the large smooth rocks may get very slippery if wet. The view at the top is worth it. Just avoid the edges and headgear. The wind was strong enough to make me stumble.

Unfortunately, due to my earlier warning I didn't see what I came to see and was very let down for it. But I cannot say it was a bad hike. I got in about 6.5 miles of easy trail with decent views.

The area was crowded when I arrived and it is off season. parking may be difficult as the season picks up. if you can manage it, there is a restaurant called "Mirador" that has parking outside of it that would be great parking. There is also a little cafe, right after the bridge that you can take a left at and park on either side of the tunnel. these seem like good kicking off point to me. They both offer easy access to both the entire loop or just Camino de rey.

Hope this helps

hiking
7 days ago

Love this trail, was a lovely walk to the top. The view of the island and other islands where beautiful!

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful, steep hike with great 360 views from the top. We did this hike in february and saw no one during the hike. Hike out and back took us around 4 hours minimum.

on Grazalema

hiking
rocky
13 days ago

A hike with nice views. There’s a few uphill parts close to the beginning of the trail if you hike the loop clockwise but it levels out for most of the second half.

hiking
no shade
15 days ago

very nice views of the Sierra Nevada and surrounding area, easy underfoot. it can get confusing at times to stay on trail near the beginning as many side trails emerge, but if you follow the trail on the app and the helpful comments it's no problem. highly recommended!

hike is closed!

hiking
private property
rocky
scramble
snow
19 days ago

Great trail that’s pretty challenging depending on pace and weather conditions. Very well marked, except for a handful of points on the way up, but very well illustrated on AllTrails. Minor scrambling required towards the top above the tree line. Lots of open space to roam though, and good visibility, so you can make it as difficult or as easy as you’d like. Awesome view in all directions, sea, mountains, most of the island. Quite chilly and windy at the top, but intermittent sun warmed us up.

hiking
rocky
20 days ago

Nice hiking in the hill area of Esporles. In the middle, you will arrive at the Eremita which presents you with a beautiful view over the valley of Esporles which opens up to the pla of Palma de Mallorca.
The trail is not marked with trail marks, so you should carry a GPS device to know where you are exactly.

We did this one from San Bartolomé as we didn't want a big climb at the end. 2/3 of the trail is on unmade road which is dusty and throws up a lot of glare. There is very little shade. Whilst you cover the miles quickly, the road is tedious and seems to go on for ever. In its favour, the navigation is easy and I can imagine it suiting a group of friends who want a longish hike whilst chatting and not having to pay attention to route finding. This route is rated as a top trail in more than one publication, but whilst we enjoyed our day out there are more scenic trails from Tejeda.

hiking
snow
26 days ago

27 days ago

Beautiful trail. Shaded so refreshingly cool. Take a jacket. Thoroughly enjoyed this short walk. Look for the chinyero road signs. you can park on side of road and walk 600m or if you carry on around the bend there is a dirt track down the hill with plenty of parking for camper vans.

hiking
rocky
29 days ago

Nice trail we have done with are children (age 11). Good marks on the entire trail. Es Picarells is a camping spot so you might assume some crows during weekends. Rest of the trail with light traffic. After Es Pixarelles you walk about 10 min on the MA-10 which has some car traffic but you easily escape to the side of the street or walk entirely of the street.

hiking
off trail
snow
1 month ago

muddy
1 month ago

Epic views. Was surprised a couple times! Long enough to feel separated from others and the daily grind. Good to have the trail map avail. offline given the various mountain biking routes up there. Recommend!

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Pay attention to the trail! When I read 3 mile easy loop, I expected to hike for about 2 hours with picture taking. I stop a lot, but my pace is usually pretty good. 2 hours was not the case. 4-5 hours later, I rolled into town in the dark and in the fog, drenched in sweat and bleeding. I was following the trail, and after circumventing what a cow blocking the gate, I missed the turn and hiked an extra ways out. By the time I realized I had missed it, I decided to follow the extended loop back to the original trail as it looked like it would be easier. Huge mistake. Low light, low visibility (due to fog), rain, and a lot of slippery rocks to climb over. I regretted my decision once I found myself climbing over boulders and other jagged rocks with what might have been cactus in either side. It was almost impossible to find the trail once I stepped off it. Almost as soon as I found the trail, I was face to face with a glowing set of eyes, probablly a cow, but I wasnt gonna risk it. I backed up and tripped over some rocks going around and lost the trail for a while. So, pay attention to the trail and be smart. It's a tough trail when you mess up.

So, I did not do any planning. Just decided I would go for a hike. I do not recommend hiking this trail late or in low visibility. It is easy to lose the trail at the far points. Thank goodness I had the alltrails app pro version. Old school maps would work as well, but the all trails maps and gps made it alot easier to get back. I had a headlamp, but I was not prepared to camp.

In a way, this is a note to my complacency. I have become accustomed to easy well marked trails, and have not been taking the proper precautions. If my phone had died, it would have been a long, cold, wet night.

1 month ago

Cierto....te encantará!

walking
1 month ago

Great walk up to the rock. Bit steep n places but worth it

Great hike, only complaint is that the wind does get a bit much after a while

Interesting rock formations and landscapes. Beautiful views.

We went on December 27 and enjoyed great weather. After rising above the low hanging fog near the monastery I was able to remove my layers and walk in a t-shirt. I’m not sure why AllTrails describes it as better from April to October.

Personally, I would grade this trail as moderate. The loop itself takes between 1:45 to 2:15 to complete but you will probably end up taking more time taking in the sights. I would give yourself about 3 hours to do it if you start at the monastery.

It’s easy to visit from Barcelona and makes for a nice day trip.

I definitely recommend it.

Very nice track

hiking
1 month ago

Be equipped for snow patches

Directions lead to start where there is no parking. Drive on the main road a bit further to find parking or parking under the olive trees on the opposite side of the road. The first 3/4 mile of hike is on a rough concrete road. Then there is a very rocky river crossing. One of us had waterproof boots, the other didn't. We went north on the loop but very soon came to another crossing, impossible without waterproof boots. We turned around and went back to try to take the westward part of the loop but again, a river stopped us almost immediately. Gave it a three star but, really, I have no idea how it might have been if we had been able to continue.

Is okay

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