This route runs along a flat forest track that has very little elevation change and is surrounded by laurel forest and fayal-brezal (Morella-Erica heath).
You will also notice that the hillside is covered with abundant rock vegetation, consisting mainly of mosses, lichens and Aeoniums (“bejeques”), succulent plants with a curious rosette shape.
A few minutes’ walk along the path you will find a spring, which has now become a stone fountain.
Bear in mind that there are several turnoffs from this track. If you want to follow the indicated route, do not take either the path that heads uphill next to the fountain or the turning some 400 metres further on to the left, which descends to El Batán, or the path that descends from the forestry house 200 metres further on.
To continue along this route, keep straight on without leaving the Hiedras track at any point. Along the way you will come across a cave shelter dug into the rock before reaching the small hamlet of El Río, the end of the trail.
- Always stay on the marked trail and do not enter private property, hunting grounds, water galleries, wells or caves.
- Pay special attention when crossing or walking along trails used by bicycles, horses or motor vehicles and when walking in ravines with water courses.
- Avoid direct encounters with potentially dangerous animals, such as livestock, beehives, and dogs.
- Proceed with caution and watch for obstacles, loose rocks, uneven terrain or steep slopes to avoid accidents and falls.
- Check out our guide to hiking in Tenerife and, if necessary, contact the emergency services by calling 112.