Caldera de Taburiente National Park Route
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Description:

 

This route is part of the PR LP 13 path which runs through the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, where the finest example of a Canary Pine ecosystem can be admired, together with a gigantic erosion crater 8 kilometres in diameter, one of the largest structures of its kind on Earth. Its awe-inspiring walls grant hikers superb views all the way to Roque de los Muchachos, 2,426 metres above sea level and the highest point on the island. All this, plus the impressive amounts of water flowing along the various ravines inside the park, the geological formations (pillow lavas, dykes and plugs), and the beauty of the Coloured Waterfall (Cascada de Colores) make this route a unique, unrepeatable experience.

 

Approximate duration: about 6 hours

 

Departure point: Mirador de Los Brecitos viewpoint (1,080 metres a.s.l.)

Distance: 13 kilometres

 

Arrival point:  Barranco de Las Angustias (La Viña parking area) (230 metres a.s.l.)

 

Recommendations:

 

Carry water (although water can be found throughout the hike)

Use sun-block

Wear a hat

Wear comfortable footwear

It is advisable to avoid this route during rainy periods, due to high water-levels in the ravine bed.