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PNT 02 Arenas Negras

PNT-02

Parque Nacional del Teide

Arenas Negras
Arenas Negras
Arenas Negras
Arenas Negras
Arenas Negras
Arenas Negras

Difficulty: Low

Description

This loop trail climbs upwards bordering Montaña del Cerrillar amidst abundant bushes of Teide white broom or retama (Spartocytisus supranubius) that have taken root in the pumice. 

At the top, the trail affords a spectacular panoramic view of the Teide National Park and the Llano de Maja plain. It is also a good vantage point to observe how the trade winds form a sea of clouds over the Orotava Valley. 
 
You may also be able to see the island of La Palma and the astronomical and meteorological observatories of Izaña to the east. 

The descent takes you down the side of the caldera next to the Arenas Negras volcanoes, cinder cones with sparse vegetation. We recommend that you proceed with caution along this stretch, as the slope has a gradient as steep as 60% in some parts. 

The path leads to PNT 04 (Siete Cañadas), a trail that leads you back to where you started, the El Portillo Visitor Centre. 

The most common flora on this route is Teide white broom or retama (Spartocytisus supranubius), Teide sticky broom or codeso (Adenocarpus viscosus), rosalillo de cumbre (Pterocephalus lasiospermus) and flixweed or hierba pajonera (Descurainia bourgaeana). As for fauna, you are likely to spot chiffchaffs, kestrels and Berthelot’s pipits in the flatter areas.

Tips

  • 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.

     

Recommendations and tips

Permits

Free access for all visitors, no reservation required.

More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON

Circular

8,05 km

3 h 0 m

328,65 m

328,65 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:328,65 m

  • Altitude loss:328,65 m

  • Maximum altitude:2.297,01 m

  • Minimum altitude:2.045,66 m

Signage

Route code

PNT-02

Signposts and waymarkers with the code of the trail on dark green panels.

Signage

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

Difficulty

Low *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:2.297,01 m

  • Minimum altitude:2.045,66 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

El Portillo Visitor Centre, Carretera General del Teide (TF-21), km 32.1.

Bus numbers 348 and 342, Centro de Visitantes bus stop code 5243. TITSA

Parking spaces are available at the Visitor Centre, with reserved areas for people with reduced mobility.

How to get to route end point

El Portillo Visitor Centre, Carretera General del Teide (TF-21), km 32.1.

Bus numbers 348 and 342, Centro de Visitantes bus stop code 5243. TITSA

Parking spaces are available at the Visitor Centre, with reserved areas for people with reduced mobility.

Municipalities passed through

  • La Orotava

Protected Areas

Transit

Parque Nacional del Teide

The Teide National Park is the best exampleof the high-mountain landscape of the Canary Islands.  It is a breathtaking setting where you can learn about some of the most spectacular volcanic ...

Discover the Protected Area
Parque Nacional del Teide

Transit

Parque Natural de la Corona Forestal

The Corona Forestal is the largest protected natural area in the Canary Islands, one of the most extensive forests on the islands, the lungs of Tenerife and the gateway to Mount Teide.  As its name ...

Discover the Protected Area
Parque Natural de Corona Forestal

Weather

Today, monday, in La Orotava


Clouds
Wind

1 km/h

Temperature

23ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

tuesday

22ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

wednesday

23ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

thursday

23ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum

Places of interest

These are some of the points of interest you can find along this route.

Jardin_Botanico_Portillo
Monumental tree

El Portillo Botanical Garden

This garden, located in the Teide National Park, occupies a 4-hectare plot of land and was...