33. Montaña Negra

Technical information

  • Start: Cuesta de La Fortaleza
  • Finish: Llano de Las Brujas
  • Approval status: Not officially approved
  • Degree of difficulty: Low
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 3.0 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 2,136 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 1,969 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 204 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 71.7 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

This trail covers the upper stretch of an old pathway leading up to the National Park from the regions of La Guancha, San Juan de La Rambla and Icod el Alto. It links La Fortaleza Trail 1, at the foot of the westernmost ridges of La Fortaleza near the edge of the National Park, to Lomo Hurtado Trail 22, which descends the slopes of Montaña Blanca, journeying past the foot of the steep slopes of El Teide and rounding the volcanic cone known as Montaña Negra. Although its name means "Black Mountain", it is interesting to note that it is in fact made up of greyish-brown materials due to oxidation. The upper stretch of the trail is populated by dense broom bushes, while Canarian pines inhabit the lower part, which was struck by a forest fire in summer 2007 and is currently recovering. Fencing has been put up to aid the woodland's recovery which, added to the fact that there are beehives nearby, has caused the end of the trail to be diverted. It now links up to La Fortaleza Trail 1, slightly above the edge of the National Park.


Altimetría 33. Montaña Negra 

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.

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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.