PR-TF 83.3 LAS VEGAS - RISCO EL MUERTO - Trails - Tenerife

PR-TF 83.3 Las Vegas - Risco El Muerto

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Technical information

  • Start: At the link to PR-TF 83.1 (El Aserradero, Las Vegas)
  • Finish: At the square by the chapel of Las Vegas
  • Approval status:
  • Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 6.4 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 1,192 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 636 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 172 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 643 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

This branch starts at the PR-TF 83.1 trail in area known as El Aserradero, near the cliff of Risco de Los Muertos. The trail transports us to a not too distant past, when the forest was a key part of the local livelihood. After crossing the ravine of Cho Candelaria, the path heads down to the south along the ridge of Lomo de El Seco. We recommend you go slightly out of your way to climb to the top of Montaña de Tames, where the views are spectacular. Further ahead, there is another short detour leading to the Fuente del Guirre Fountain, and near it stands Pino del Guirre, an old Canarian pine tree that stands out over the rest for its sheer height and width. As you approach Casa del Seco, you will come to the crossroads with the PR-TF 83.4 trail known as Camino del Molino. Carry on down the Madre del Agua track to a junction and follow the traditional pathway back to Las Vegas across the Barranco Seco ravine. This last stretch reveals an agricultural landscape, with sandy farm terraces and water harvesting systems lining the slopes and ravines, many of which are still in use.

Hypsometry

Altimetría PR-TF 83.3 Las Vegas - Risco El Muerto 

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: Chasna - Isora
  • About the competent authority: PR-TF 83.3 Las Vegas - Risco El Muerto

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Remember: Prevention, Information and Knowledge are the key to avoiding unpleasant situations.
  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.