Las Hiedras Track

Technical data

  • Starting point: TF-143 El Batán road, Km 0.7
  • Finish point: TF-145 Casas de El Río, Km 1
  • Certification status:
  • Degree of difficulty: Low
  • Type of route: Linear
  • Distance: 4.48 km
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min
  • Maximum height: 856 m
  • Minimum height: 814 m
  • Cumulative difference in altitude of ascent: 267 m
  • Cumulative difference in altitude of descent: 280 m
  • Connections with other trails:
  • Protected Natural Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Description of the route

This route runs along a flat forest track with slight ascents and descents. The predominant vegetation in this area is laurel and faya bushes-heather. The hillside is populated by abundant cliff-slope vegetation, consisting mainly of Aeonium canariense, moss and lichens. A few minutes' walk away is a spring, now converted into a stone fountain. Do not take the path that ascends next to this spring. On the Las Hiedras track, there are several forks in the path. Accordingly, about 400 metres from the spring and on the left, you have the possibility of changing the direction of the route and descending to El Batán. Instead of this, the proposed route continues in a straight line. About 200 metres further on, you will also see the intersection of the path that descends from the forest house. Without leaving the track at any point, the route continues and you will find a cave refuge excavated in the rock. The trail ends at the small hamlet of El Río.

Altimetry

Altimetría Pista de Las Hiedras

For your safety, don't forget to check the state of the trail.

The managing body is in charge of indicating if trails should not be used following adverse weather conditions, if they are closed or have closed stretches, etc...

  • Managing body: Town Council of La Laguna
  • Information of the managing body: Las Hiedras trail

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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.