Teide National Park - Accessible stretch of Roques de García

Technical information

  • Start: Roques de García
  • Finish: Roques de García
  • Approval status: Not officially approved
  • Degree of difficulty: Accessible by wheelchair
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 0.21 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 5 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 2,142 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 2,137 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 6.66 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 3.46 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

This accessible trail takes hikers past the rock formations of Roques de García. The trail starts by the La Ruleta lookout point, leading you to a spot some 200 yards away, from which you can see the emblematic Roque Cinchado, the aligned mountain peaks of Roques de García, El Teide and the rock wall of Las Cañadas. From this point, the peak of Guajara stands out just behind the National Parador Hotel. To get back to the start, take the same route.


Parque Nacional del Teide - Tramo accesible Roques de García 

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: 15º
Orotava (La). The sky will be covered with high and middle clouds all Tuesday long. In the evening the fog will cause reduced visibility. 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.