SL-TF 296.2 Chacorche Ravine

Technical information

  • Start: Plaza Dimas Coello (Igueste de Candelaria)
  • Finish: Chacorche Gulley
  • Approval status: Approved
  • Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 3.6 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 704 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 175 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 602 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 87.6 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

The Chacorche ravine opens up a world of opportunities to discover wonderful sensations along this trail, taking in the delights of its hidden corners, where the light dances over the rocky ridges and the vegetation dazzles visitors with luscious scenery. Its steep walls have been sculpted gradually by the force of water, which also created four underground galleries and a well, which means that this crucial element is present throughout the entire journey. To access the trail, start from Plaza de Ajoreña in Igueste de Candelaria and head towards Los Revolcaderos. You will soon come to a path that follows an earth track past the Well of Chacorche (also known as Joncho) and the Araya Canal. You will then see signs pointing to a turn-off towards the right-hand side of the ravine. After that, the trail leads you up some steps carved into the red-coloured earth known as Almagre. In terms of vegetation, tabaibas dominate this area, but as the ravine gets steeper, the greenery becomes thicker and some of the tabaibas tower as high as 4 m (13 ft)! You will now have entered Corona Forestal Natural Park, a protected nature area populated by Canarian pine trees. When you reach the Chaconche Gulley, surrounded by rosy periwinkles and mayflowers, your journey has ended. Follow the same trail back.


Altimetría SL-TF 296.2 Barranco Chacorche 

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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Weather Today
Maximum: 25º
Minimum: 21º
Candelaria. It will be good weather all Thursday long. In the evening, clear skies. 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.