Best trails in El Portillo, Tenerife

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Looking for a great trail near El Portillo, Tenerife? AllTrails has 10 great hiking 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. If you're looking for the best trails in Parque Nacional del Teide, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Parque Rural de Teno or Parque Rural de Anaga. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 6 hard trails in El Portillo ranging from 7.8 to 21.8 miles and from 6,742 to 12,112 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in El Portillo, Tenerife
Top trails (10)
#1 - Teide Peak
Teide National Park
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 7 h 5 m
El Teide is a volcano located in the Canary Islands at 3,718 meters of altitude. It is the highest point in Spain. There you will find the viewpoint of the fortress and the peak of Teide. In these viewpoints, hikers can see several islands and take magnificent photos. This route can be done in two days, spending the night in the Altavista refuge, for an unforgettable sunrise. Teide is an active volcano and its last eruption was in 1909. There are many ways to climb the peak, but for them you must wear suitable footwear and reserve a free permit authorizing this route through the Teide National Park. Hikers will need to print the permit and show it to park staff at the beginning of the trail, along with an ID or passport. There are daily permit limits. Permits can be requested here: https://www.reservasparquesnacionales.es/real/ParquesNac/index.aspx The Altavista Refuge, located at 3,260 meters of altitude, is in the perfect point to enjoy the best sunrise in Tenerife, with the majestic shadow of the volcano projecting over the Atlantic Ocean. The establishment has three bedrooms with a total capacity for 54 mountaineers, as well as toilets without shower, kitchen, storage room and infirmary. The stay is limited to one night after booking online. The overnight stay includes warm bedding, so users should not bring a sleeping bag. You can find out more here: https://www.volcanoteide.com/es/refugio_de_altavistaShow more
#2 - 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 climbs bordering 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 plain of Maja. Throughout the tour you will enjoy spectacular views of the El Teide park, 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
#3 - El Portillo y Montaña Negra
Teide National Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
#4 - Sanatorio, Pista de Siete Cañadas, La Catedral y Pico del Teide
Teide National Park
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Length: 19.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
#5 - El Portillo - Riscos de la Fortaleza
Corona Forestal Natural Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 3 h
This route is considered within the Natural Park as trail nº1. The tour begins at the El Portillo Visitor Center and continues up a well-marked path to La Fortaleza, passing first through Roque del Peral with a fantastic panoramic view of Mount Teide and Montaña Blanca. From the Alto de La Fortaleza the views are wonderful. You can enjoy a sea of clouds and other archipelagos of the Canary Islands. Worth!Show more
#6 - Montaña Majúa
Teide National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 49 m
#7 - Pista de Siete Cañadas y Pista del Filo
Corona Forestal Natural Park
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Length: 21.8 mi • Est. 11 h 24 m
#8 - Mirador de La Fortalexa y Pico del Teide
El Portillo, Tenerife, Spain
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Length: 16.8 mi • Est. 10 h 39 m
#9 - S-6 Montaña de Los Tomillos - El Portillo
Teide National Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
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#10 - S-8 El Filo
Teide National Park
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Length: 17.7 mi • Est. 8 h 6 m