15. ALTO DE GUAJARA - Trails - Tenerife

15. Alto de Guajara

15. Alto de Guajara
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Trail description

This mountain trail takes you up from La Degollada de Guajara to the peak known as Alto de Guajara, which, at an altitude of 2,715 m (8,907 ft), is the highest point on the walls of La Caldera, and the third highest in the National Park. From here you will get the best view of El Teide, Pico Viejo and Montaña Blanca, as well as a panoramic view of La Caldera de Las Cañadas. This excellent vantage point is a perfect place from which to see each different tongue of lava and the flatlands known as Las Cañadas. At the peak, you can still find the remains of the cabin used by French astronomer Jean Mascart during his stay here, where he was studying Halley's comet on its way past Earth in 1910. The south face of the Island will be visible during the entire climb. And, on clear days, you might see as far as the other islands in the Canarian archipelago.

Hypsometry

Altimetría 15. Alto de Guajara 

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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Remember: Prevention, Information and Knowledge are the key to avoiding unpleasant situations.
  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.

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