- Start: Roques Blancos
- Finish: Degollada de Pico Viejo
- Approval status: Not officially approved
- Degree of difficulty: High
- Type of trail: Linear
- Distance: 5.0 km (12.89 ft)
- Duration: 4 hours
- Highest altitude: 3,069 m (12.89 ft)
- Lowest altitude: 2,178 m (12.89 ft)
- Elevation gain: 902 m (12.89 ft)
- Elevation loss: 11.9 m (12.89 ft)
- Links to other trails:
- Protected Nature Areas:
- Authorisation required: No
This trail links the upper part of Roques de García Trail 3 with Teide - Pico Viejo - TF-38 Trail 9 at Degollada de Pico Viejo, also known as Degollada de Chahorra. This hike requires some degree of preparation, as it involves a steep climb at high altitudes, reaching 3,058 m (10,032 ft). On this trail, you will see how the mountain vegetation gradually changes as you climb, until nothing but extremely stunted broom bushes grow on the highest stretch of the walk. One of the interesting things about this trail is seeing the various types of lava that can emanate during a volcanic eruption. Some stretches of the trail take you over the actual lava, making it somewhat difficult to walk due to the loose stones with sharp edges underfoot.
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.
In case of an emergency, call 112.
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