Teide National Park - Accessible stretch of Alto de Guamaso

Technical information

  • Start: Km 42.3 on the TF-24 road
  • Finish: Km 42.3 on the TF-24 road
  • Approval status: Not officially approved
  • Degree of difficulty: Accessible by wheelchair
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 0.35 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 10 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 2,080 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 2,068 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 2.97 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 12.2 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

This practically flat trail takes you to the bottom of the volcanic cone of Guamaso for a closer look. The cone is made up of various kinds of volcanic matter, but the most striking are the volcanic bombs dotted all over its slopes. You will also see the kinds of plants that typically grow in the National Park. Note how the Canarian pine forest slowly gives way to the high mountain bush. On some days, you may also get to see the spectacular sight of the sea of clouds beneath you. The imposing silhouette of El Teide adorns the horizon to the west. Head back the way you came to return to the car park.


Parque Nacional del Teide - Tramo accesible Alto de Guamaso 

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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Weather Today
Maximum: 22º
Minimum: 14º
Orotava (La). There will be middle and high cloud cover on Monday morning. In the afternoon, mostly clear skies, but more cloud cover will develop. At night there will be some mist. Mild temperature dropping.
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.