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Distance

7.8 mi

Elevation gain

1,795 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

1,795 ft

Max elevation

7,064 ft

Trailrank

37 4.7

Min elevation

5,702 ft

Trail type

Loop
  • Photo of Las Lajas to Barranco del Cuervo viewpoint, Tenerife
  • Photo of Las Lajas to Barranco del Cuervo viewpoint, Tenerife
  • Photo of Las Lajas to Barranco del Cuervo viewpoint, Tenerife
  • Photo of Las Lajas to Barranco del Cuervo viewpoint, Tenerife
  • Photo of Las Lajas to Barranco del Cuervo viewpoint, Tenerife
  • Photo of Las Lajas to Barranco del Cuervo viewpoint, Tenerife

Time

4 hours 49 minutes

Coordinates

1360

Uploaded

April 13, 2021

Recorded

April 2021
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7,064 ft
5,702 ft
7.8 mi

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near Vilaflor, Canarias (España)

In the pine forests below the Las Lajas campsite, on paths leading to down to Vilaflor, there can be found the ruined remains of a number of silviculture settlements. In the early twentieth century, the resin from the Canary Pines was used to make a medicinal oil called Miera. The crumbling walls of the dwellings and scars on some of the larger pines are all that now remain. The turn-around point in the walk is a spectacular viewpoint into the Barranco del Cuervo, which is slightly off the trail. Early in the walk there is a short scramble up an embankment where the main path encounters a second tunnel under the main Teide/Vilaflor road. After this, the route follows a water pipe for some distance until it reaches a track on a bend, which the route then follows. Later in the walk, the route follows a fairly indistinct path across a number of barrancos. The turn off for this path is difficult to spot so care needs to get taken not to continue in the obvious forest track, which is what I did after the barranco viewpoint. The first short deviation from the route, before the viewpoint, climbs to an information point by the second Silviculture settlement.

2 comments

  • Photo of PhilEvans

    PhilEvans Apr 21, 2021

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    A nice walk. Easy to follow with the GPS. Quite a lot is on gravel roads which isn't quite as interesting, but necessary to make it into a loop.

  • Photo of Tenerife Rambler

    Tenerife Rambler Apr 21, 2021

    Agree about the return route on the tracks. Glad you enjoyed it 👍

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