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PNT 09 Teide - Pico Viejo - Mirador de Las Narices del Teide

PNT-09

Parque Nacional del Teide

Teide - Pico Viejo - Mirador de Las Narices del Teide
Teide - Pico Viejo - Mirador de Las Narices del Teide
Teide - Pico Viejo - Mirador de Las Narices del Teide
Teide - Pico Viejo - Mirador de Las Narices del Teide
Teide - Pico Viejo - Mirador de Las Narices del Teide

Difficulty: High

Description

This trail takes you through the lava flows ejected by Mount Teide during its last eruption during the Middle Ages. 

Along the way you will see the spectacular 800-metre wide crater of Pico Viejo and the volcanic vents of Las Narices del Teide, from the last eruption that occurred in the National Park in 1798.

This is a tough route that starts next to the information panel at the Pico Viejo viewpoint. From there, a sinuous trail descends over black lava towards the crater of Pico Viejo. 

The path over this dark lava is the most difficult part of the route and continues until you reach Degollada de Chahorra, where the terrain is now blanketed in pumice. 

The route then skirts the southern side of Pico Viejo and continues under the rim of its crater, located at an altitude of 3100 m, and then descends rapidly to Las Narices del Teide, a series of perfectly aligned craters. 

After passing Las Narices del Teide, continue towards the ridge of Lomo de Chío and from there to the road (TF-38), where the route ends. 
This trail takes you through the lava flows ejected by Mount Teide during its last eruption during the Middle Ages.

Along the way you will see the spectacular 800-metre wide crater of Pico Viejo and the volcanic vents of Las Narices del Teide, from the last eruption that occurred in the National Park in 1798.

This is a tough route that starts next to the information panel at the Pico Viejo viewpoint. From there, a sinuous trail descends over black lava towards the crater of Pico Viejo.

The path over this dark lava is the most difficult part of the route and continues until you reach Degollada de Chahorra, where the terrain is now blanketed in pumice.

The route then skirts the southern side of Pico Viejo and continues under the rim of its crater, located at an altitude of 3100 m, and then descends rapidly to Las Narices del Teide, a series of perfectly aligned craters.

After passing Las Narices del Teide, continue towards the ridge of Lomo de Chío and from there to the road (TF-38), where the route ends.

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

Linear

9,61 km

5 h 10 m

192,38 m

1.604,61 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:192,38 m

  • Altitude loss:1.604,61 m

  • Maximum altitude:3.498,71 m

  • Minimum altitude:2.048,25 m

Signage

Route code

PNT-09

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

Signage

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

Difficulty

High *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:3.498,71 m

  • Minimum altitude:2.048,25 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Pico Viejo Viewpoint.

Pico Viejo Viewpoint only accessible on foot from the end of the PNT 12 trail (Pico Viejo Viewpoint).

Pico Viejo Viewpoint only accessible on foot from the end of the PNT 12 trail (Pico Viejo Viewpoint).

How to get to route end point

Las Narices del Teide Viewpoint, Carretera Boca Tauce (TF-38), km 3.5.

No nearby service.

Limited parking spaces at the viewpoint.

Municipalities passed through

  • Guía de Isora
  • 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

Monumento Natural El Teide

Visible from almost any point on the island, the Teide Natural Monument figures prominently in the mythical landscape of Tenerife and of the entire archipelago of the Canary Islands.  It is also of ...

Discover the Protected Area
Monumento Natural El Teide

Weather

Today, friday, in La Orotava


Clear skies
Wind

1 km/h

Temperature

31ºC Maximum

26ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

saturday

30ºC Maximum

23ºC Minimum

sunday

29ºC Maximum

23ºC Minimum

monday

31ºC Maximum

24ºC Minimum

Places of interest

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

Rock

Las Narices del Teide Volcano

Las Narices del Teide (Teide’s Nostrils) is a volcano formed during the 1798 eruption and...