28. CHAFARÍ - Trails - Tenerife

28. Chafarí

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Technical information

  • Start: Km 0.6 on the TF-38 road
  • Finish: Las Narices del Teide Volcano
  • Approval status: Not officially approved
  • Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 6.7 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Highest altitude: 2,749 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 2,040 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 726 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 31.5 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

This is one of several trails that climb up the slopes of Pico Viejo. It starts on the TF-38 road, just over 1 km (0.62 miles) away from Boca Tauce. Most of the trail follows the earth track known as “Los Chircheros”. All around the track, you will see broom bushes growing out of the tongues of lava which flowed down from the peak of Pico Viejo. When the forest track ends, a new path starts. Here, the ground is covered with loose volcanic matter (tephra) produced by the eruption of Las Narices del Teide in 1798. The climb is arduous and tough due to the loose lapilli underfoot, as well as the difference in altitude it covers. The trail ends atop Las Narices del Teide at an altitude of 2,752 m (9,029 ft), where it joins Teide - Pico Viejo - TF-38 Trail 9, which carries on either up to La Rambleta (3,503 m - 11,492 ft) or down to the Las Narices del Teide Lookout Point on the TF-38 road.

Hypsometry

Altimetría 28. Chafarí 

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: 28. Chafarí

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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.