- 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
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.
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
In case of an emergency, call 112.
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