Trail of the Senses 3

Technical information

  • Start: Cruz del Carmen
  • Finish: Cruz del Carmen
  • Approval status: Not officially approved
  • Degree of difficulty: Low
  • Type of trail: Circular
  • Distance: 1.27 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 30 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 951 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 873 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 100 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 100 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

The Trail of the Senses comprises three trails that set off from Cruz del Carmen along an old royal pathway, which once joined the towns in Anaga to the city of La Laguna. Each of the trails offers different experiences to arouse your sense of smell, sight and touch as you discover the nature all around you. Along the way, there are boards marked with a sensory symbol (nose, hand or eye) which invite walkers to smell, touch or look at specific things on the path. Trail of the Senses 3 covers both trails 1 and 2 and ventures even further down towards the Llano de Los Loros Lookout Point, where walkers are rewarded with views over Santa Cruz and the Tahodio ravine and reservoir. Although it is not very tough or steep, this trail does prove a little more challenging than the other two.


Altimetría Sendero de los Sentidos 3 

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: Anaga Rural Park

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Weather Today
Maximum: 21º
Minimum: 17º
San Cristóbal de La Laguna. The weather will be fine all Thursday long. In the evening the sky will be totally clear. Temperatures will remain unchanged.
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.