04. Siete Cañadas

Technical information

Trail description

This trail covers part of the old Camino de Chasna pathway, which was used even before the Spanish conquest to cross the Island from north to south. The trail takes you along the bottom of the rock walls of La Caldera de Las Cañadas, on the eastern side. On the first part of the trail, you will see spicy buglosses, with their stunning blue blossom in June. Below the walls of Las Cañadas lies a variety of geomorphological formations, including strips of black basalt lava by La Cañada de Diego Hernández, and yellowish materials produced by acid magma emitted during violent eruptions. Among the plants that populate this precipitous landscape, special mention should be made of the red bugloss, with flowering stems towering up to 2 m (6 ft) high. At the end of the trail rises La Cañada del Capricho, with its beautiful forms. All along the way you will see the remains of old shepherds' refuges and different views of El Teide. There are bus stops at El Portillo and at the National Parador Hotel, which means you can catch the bus to or from the beginning or the end of this trail. We recommend you check the bus times in advance.


Altimetría 4. Siete Cañadas 

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: 4. Siete Cañadas

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Minimum: 18º
Orotava (La). Light, fine, continuous rain will fall all Sunday long. In the evening, partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. 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.