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Distance

8.75 mi

Elevation gain

1,243 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

1,243 ft

Max elevation

1,654 ft

Trailrank

60

Min elevation

976 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

3 hours 16 minutes

Coordinates

10565

Uploaded

February 4, 2021

Recorded

February 2021
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1,654 ft
976 ft
8.75 mi

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near Buñol, Valencia (España)

You will appreciate this route the most in summer months, since there are several opportunities to dive in the cool stream water of a natural pool with a waterfall by your side.
After strolling through the streets of Buñol from the train station, you will get on the fluvial boardwalk going along the river with the same name. Soon you'll get on a trail, where you'll need to cross a creek several times, till you get to a pool, which will be the first bathing option.
Get back on the trail and start hiking up along the Carcalín ravine. Here the trail deteriorated slightly, so in one spot you'll need to decide if you want to scramble a bit or go through the bush (both options are quite doable). Some easier walking follows, then you'll get to a nice lookout point, right over Cueva de las Palomas. A short descent will take right to the cave/pool/waterfall, and this will be a perfect spot and another swim (the best one on the route).
On the way back you will pass by Charco Mañan and Cueva Turche, which are both worth a visit, especially the latter, since this is the most impressive waterfall of the area. On the way back through the town you'll also get the chance to visit the castle of Buñol.
Park

Parque Fluvial

Bridge

Cross to the other side

Intersection

Left

Intersection

Right

Intersection

Left

Waypoint

Continue straight

Disregard the turn on the GPS track, went the wrong way for a bit
Intersection

Left

Waterfall

Cueva de las Palomas

Panorama

Overall view

Lake

Charco Mañan

Waypoint

Trail on the left

Follow the signpost indications
Intersection

Detour to Lookout point

Waypoint

Trail

Waterfall

Cueva Turche from the Top

Intersection

Left

Follow the indications to Cueva de Turche
Waterfall

Cueva Turche

Intersection

Up the stairs

Castle

Castillo de Buñol

Park

Parque Fluvial

Waypoint

Another park

Cross the bridge and up the boardwalk
River

Cross the stream

River

Cross the stream again

Waypoint

Off the trail to the right

Lake

Charco

Risk

Landslide

Part of the trail got washed off. It's still passable, but there is also an option of getting off trail and going through the bush (you can see that people already went through there).

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