(43) El Molledo-Los Quemados-Degollada del Roque Circular (Santiago del Teide)

Route Summary
A short but energetic walk on the southern side of the Teno Mountains near Santiago del Teide. Great views of the two stunningly beautiful barrancos that lie south of the Masca Gorge, to El Teide, and down to the coastal towns on the West coast.

Duration: 3.5 hours

 

 

 

Route Overview
Duration: 3.5 hours
Transport/Parking: Suggest Titsa 473/477 from Los Cristianos to Los Gigantes, then 461/462 to El Molledo. Easy parking in El Molledo.
Length: 4.930 km / 3.08 mi
Height Gain: 434 meter
Height Loss: 434 meter
Max Height: 984 meter
Min Height: 701 meter
Surface: Rough. There is a mid-section (550 m) taking a route down a rocky and sometimes exposed ridge which may not suit all walkers. An easy alternative, but longer, option is described at Waypoint 9.
Child Friendly: Only if children are used to strenuous hikes. Take alternative option described at Waypoint 9.
Difficulty: Moderate to hard in places
Dog Friendly: In respect to ridge section – only if agile, calm and obedient.
Refreshments: Cafes in Santiago del Teide or Tamaimo.

 

Description
A relatively short but fairly demanding hike from El Molledo, near Santiago del Teide, on the southern flanks of the Teno Mountains. The walk involves almost 450 m overall ascent and descent, but is rewarded by truly breathtaking views of the impressive Risco/Roque Blanco crag, and the two stunningly beautiful barrancos that lie south of the Masca Gorge, then over to the island of La Gomera. Mostly on good stony paths, there is a mid-section taking a less well-defined route down a rocky and sometimes exposed ridge which may not suit all walkers. An easy alternative, but longer, option is described. Great views, too, over Las Manchas, to El Teide, and down to the coastal towns on the West coast.

 

Links:
Photos from walk
Download Route Guide  (PDF with illustrated Waypoints)
Download GPX file  (GPS Exchange Format)
Access Walk on Viewranger
Access Walk on Wikiloc  

 

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