Las Ninas Reservoir to Cruz de la Huesta Loop

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Las Ninas Reservoir to Cruz de la Huesta Loop is a 9.3 kilometer loop trail located near San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria, Spain that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 9.3 km Elevation Gain: 381 m Route Type: Loop

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This follows the walk with the same name (number 33 in the 2017 edition) in the Rother guide to Gran Canaria. This is a simple route with easy navigation. The first section is along the road which you will already have driven along if you have come from Maspalomas. No problem - the road is very quiet. The recreation area offers an alternative start point, although the start suggested enables you to get all the road walking out the way at the outset. The turn right off the road onto a forestry track is easily spotted after crossing a raised section of road as it crosses a barranco. This runs gently uphill enabling nearly all the climbing to pass almost unnoticed as you climb through the forest with views down the lake opening up as you gain height. Eventually you reach a clearly defined Col at Cruz de la Huesta which is marked as a "crossroads" of several paths with a substantial signpost and paved area. The first on the right is much more gentle than it initially appears as it meanders downhill on a clearly defined path, sometimes flanked by low walls, before emerging onto the road opposite the start.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

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