13. Sámara

Technical information

  • Start: Sámara Lookout Point
  • Finish: Sámara Lookout Point
  • Approval status: Not officially approved
  • Degree of difficulty: Low
  • Type of trail: Circular
  • Distance: 5.1 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 2,103 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 1,873 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 308 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 308 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

At the beginning of the trail, hikers have the option to climb up to the peak of the Sámara volcano, where there are stunning views over a series of volcanic cones, as well as the peaks of El Teide and Pico Viejo. It also looks out over the beautiful Canarian pine forest, which thrives in recently active volcanic lands. The ground all along the trail is made of dark tephra (lapilli and scoria). It is relatively flat with a few easy slopes. In addition to pine trees, you will see plenty of brooms, laburnums and peak roses. The animals you are most likely to glimpse are kestrels and Tenerife lizards. Canarian chiffchaffs, Berthelot's pipits, blue tits and spectacled warblers are the most common bird species in the area. Great grey shrikes also inhabit these landscapes, among the pine trees and broom bushes, though they are a less common sight.


Altimetría 13. Sámara 

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: 13. Sámara

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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.