12. PICO VIEJO LOOKOUT POINT - Trails - Tenerife

12. Pico Viejo Lookout Point

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Trail description

This well-paved trail leads up to the lookout point, where the view over the crater of Pico Viejo and western Tenerife is stunning. From there, you can see the tongues of black lava known as Lavas Negras which poured out during the last eruption to have occurred within the Park: Las Narices del Teide in 1798. To the west, you can also see El Chinyero, which was the last volcano to erupt in Tenerife in 1909. On a clear day, you can see as far as the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro. There are fumaroles along the trail puffing out smoke and the distinct smell of sulphur.

Hypsometry

Altimetría 12. Mirador de Pico Viejo 

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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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.