22. Lomo Hurtado

Technical information

Trail description

This easy hike links the upper part of the Valley of La Orotava to Montaña Blanca. Despite the difference in altitude, the slope is only slightly steep at the top. The ground is mostly made of pumice stones that have been compacted, making it relatively easy to walk on. The trail starts at the crossroads with La Fortaleza Trail 1 and Recibo Quemado Trail 25 from the Valley of La Orotava, shortly before reaching Llano de Los Guancheros. It then moves slowly away from the precipitous walls of El Cabezón de Tigaiga and La Fortaleza as it climbs up to Montaña Blanca. This trail is connected to Montaña de Los Tomillos Trail 6, very near to Trail 7 which travels up towards the top of Montaña Blanca and El Teide. Broom bushes are the dominant form of vegetation growing all along the trail, together with a few other species such as flixweed.


Altimetría 22. Lomo Hurtado 

For your own safety, don't forget to check the condition of the trail.

The competent authority will be responsible for informing you if the trail is not recommendable in the wake of adverse weather conditions, as well as if the trail or part of it is closed, etc.

  • Competent authority: Teide National Park
  • About the competent authority: 22. Lomo Hurtado

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Weather Today
Maximum: 23º
Minimum: 16º
Orotava (La). There will be middle and high cloud cover on Wednesday morning. As the hours pass by skies will could over. Temperatures will remain unchanged.
Remember: Prevention, Information and Knowledge are the key to avoiding unpleasant situations.
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  1. Make sure you always have somebody else to walk with, stick to the marked footpaths and respect the way of life, privacy and property of the local inhabitants.
  2. If you keep your noise levels down, you will discover just how much life there is all around you.
  3. Take any rubbish with you, even organic waste. This will help preserve the beauty of the scenery and prevent the proliferation of rodents in the area. Take special care with cigarette butts.
  4. Picking up plants, animals or other items from the environment may entail the loss of irreplaceable resources.
  5. The people who take care of these Protected Nature Areas would be very grateful if you let them know about any incidents you may have noticed on your walk. To do so, contact the Environmental Department of the Island Council of Tenerife:

    Área de Medio Ambiente del Cabildo Insular de Tenerife


  6. Remember that the Island's environment is as unique as it is unpredictable. It must be enjoyed responsibly and sensibly. Take special care in natural areas and don't forget that accidents can happen at any time.
  7. Pay attention to signs.
  8. Check the weather forecast to make sure the conditions are suitable.
  9. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for hiking and always pack your mobile phone, sunscreen, a hat, a coat, a waterproof, enough food and plenty of water in your backpack.
  10. Let your family and/or friends know which route you will be taking and bear in mind how many daylight hours you will need to complete it.