20. Fasnia Volcano

Technical information

  • Start: Corral del Niño
  • Finish: Izaña Crossroads
  • Approval status: Not officially approved
  • Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Type of trail: Linear
  • Distance: 7.2 km (12.89 ft)
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 mins.
  • Highest altitude: 2,331 m (12.89 ft)
  • Lowest altitude: 2,183 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation gain: 247 m (12.89 ft)
  • Elevation loss: 247 m (12.89 ft)
  • Links to other trails:
  • Protected Nature Areas:
  • Authorisation required: No

Trail description

The trail leads walkers close to ancient volcanic cones, with their beautiful and varied colours. It then takes them around the volcanic cones involved in the last eruption, in January 1705, known as Volcán de Fasnia, which stand out due to their deep black tones. The dense broom bushes that populate the area are used by beekeepers, who take advantage of their generous blossom to make delicious broom flower honey, while their bees help the local botanical species to proliferate. Other types of bushes include laburnums, flixweed and the peak rose. This shrubbery is home to kestrels, Berthelot's pipits, chiffchaffs and spectacled warblers.


Altimetría 20. Volcán de Fasnia 

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: 23º
Minimum: 15º
Orotava (La). The weather will be fine on Monday morning. As the hours pass by, thin high cloud. 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.