Masca Gorge [CLOSED] is a 8.5 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Buenavista del Norte, Tenerife, Spain that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.5 km Elevation Gain: 799 m Route Type: Out & Back


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Masca is a small mountain village on the island of Tenerife. The village is home to around 80 inhabitants. The village lies at an altitude of 600 m in the Teno mountains, which extend up to the northwesternmost point of Tenerife. High mountains surround the tiny village and there is a small peak near the village centre. Forests including cypresses and palm trees abound. The rocks and forests and a slope of about 70° to 75° angle lies westward. The village lies at the head of the Masca Gorge. The trail from the village down the gorge to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean is a popular, though strenuous, hiking route, which takes about 3 hours each way. Once you´ve reached the beach, you can decide whether to take a boat back to Los Gigantes or hike back up the trail. Hiking back up would be quite difficult. If you take the boat to Los Gigantes, you can take a taxi cab back to Masca. If you´re an early bird you´ll easily find a place to park your car. It is recommended to arrive at Masca before 9:30 AM. The twisty roads leading to the trailhead can be difficult to navigate when crowded later in the day. The gorge itself will typically be crowded on the weekends.

4 months ago

hike is closed!

5 months ago

Very nice track

3 months ago

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