VILAFLOR 1 - SOMBRERO DE CHASNA PATHWAY - Trails - Tenerife

Vilaflor 1 - Sombrero de Chasna Pathway

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Technical information

  • Start: TF-21 road, km 59.7
  • Finish: TF-21 road, km 59.7
  • Approval status:
  • Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Type of trail: Circular
  • Distance: 6.9 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 2,435 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 2,033 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 514 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 514 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

The mountain top known as Sombrerito de Chasna (meaning the Chasna Hat) stands at an altitude of 2,435 m (7,989 ft) above sea level and is one of the most striking peaks in southern Tenerife. Its rocky wall rises like a hat from the slopes of La Caldera in Teide National Park. On the way up to the large plateau at the top, after a considerable final climb, you will be rewarded with stunning views of El Teide and Las Cañadas. The trail starts on the bend to the right of the TF-21 main road from Vilaflor to Las Cañadas, at km point 59.7. At the beginning of the path stand the ruins of two stone houses and a board displaying information about the path. The elevation on the trail is 400 m, making it an intermediate difficulty hike.

Hypsometry

Altimetría Vilaflor 1 - Camino del Sombrero de Chasna 

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: Chasna - Isora
  • About the competent authority: Vilaflor 1 - Sombrero de Chasna Pathway

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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.