This is an easy trail with views of the Orotava Valley, often blanketed by a sea of clouds. It takes you around a beautiful volcanic cone and into its crater.
The cone was formed by the accumulation of volcanic material, with striking lava bombs dotted over its slopes.
This is a good place to observe the transition from Canary Island pine forest to mountain scrubland. This changing landscape means that the most representative birds of the park, such as Canary Island chiffchaffs, Berthelot’s pipit and spectacled warblers, are joined by others more typical of the forest environment, such as blue chaffinches, blue tits, blackbirds and robins.
- 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.