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Best trails in Madrid

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Trying to find the best Madrid trails? AllTrails has 186 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Rascafría, Manzanares El Real or Cercedilla, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 116 moderate trails in Madrid ranging from 1.5 to 30.5 miles and from 1,751 to 7,939 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - La Autopista, El Acebo and Senda de las Carboneras GR10
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
Nice excursion in the Parque de la Pedriza. Recommended in any season except in summer, due to heat and dryness. Varied landscape, from the valley to the hill, and from the same to the upper area of tShow more
#2 - 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 sShow more
#3 - Zetas de La Pedriza
Manzanares El Real, Madrid, Spain
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Length: 21.7 mi • Est. 11 h 22 m
This is a popular trail through the forest. Mountain bikers love this trail. It takes you by La Nava and it is best in the spring and autumn as the summer can be too hot and there can be too much snowShow more
#4 - Puerto de Canencia
Canencia, Madrid, Spain
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Route along the GR-10 trail starting from the Port of Canencia. From this trail you can see the Chorrera de Mojonavalle. Show more
#5 - Poza de Sócrates
Rascafría, Madrid, Spain
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
This trail follows a river the Arroyo de las Guarramillas. It includes a beautiful waterfall. While it is called the “Poza de Socrates” it isn’t referring to the ancient philosopher. Instead, it comesShow more
#6 - El Monasterio Paular y la Cascada del Purgatorio
Rascafría, Madrid, Spain
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 54 m
El Monasterio Paular y la Cascada del Purgatorio is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rascafría, Madrid, Spain that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#7 - Madrid Hapsburg District Walking Tour
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 40 m
Extending from the Cuesta de la Vega to the Plaza Mayor, this neighborhood offers visitors a vivid impression of what the capital was like during the Habsburg dynasty. It is an area full of charming lShow more
#8 - Abantos Circular
El Escorial, Madrid, Spain
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
Abantos Circular is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near El Escorial, Madrid, Spain that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#9 - Ruta Circular Peñalara y Laguna los Pajaros
La Cumbre, Circo and Lagunas Natural Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
Ruta Circular Peñalara y Laguna los Pajaros is a 7.6 mile loop trail located near Rascafría, Madrid, Spain that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkiShow more
#10 - 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 (PShow more
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