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PNT 26 Ucanca


Teide National Park

PNT 26 Ucanca
PNT 26 Ucanca

Difficulty: Low


This trail starts at the foot of Roque de La Catedral, from the PNT 03 trail (Roques de García), and leads into the immense plain of Llano de Ucanca. 

Featuring incomparable views of Mount Teide, Pico Viejo and the rugged Cumbres de Ucanca, the trail takes you over flat terrain to the beautiful Ucanca viewpoint, on the TF-21 road.


  • 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


Free access for all visitors, no reservation required.

More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON


1,79 km

0 h 45 m

19,52 m

22,12 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:19,52 m

  • Altitude loss:22,12 m

  • Maximum altitude:2.023,24 m

  • Minimum altitude:2.011,96 m


Route code


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


Route map and profile

Elevation profile


Low *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:2.023,24 m

  • Minimum altitude:2.011,96 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

PNT 03 Roques de García.

Trailhead only accessible on foot from the PNT 03 trail.

Trailhead only accessible on foot from the PNT 03 (Roques de García) trail.

How to get to route end point

Llano de Ucanca Viewpoint, Carretera de Las Cañadas (TF-21) km 48.8.

No service in the surrounding area.

Very limited parking spaces available.

Municipalities passed through

  • La Orotava

Protected Areas


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 ...

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Parque Nacional del Teide


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3 km/h


21ºC Maximum

17ºC Minimum



3 day forecast


21ºC Maximum

16ºC Minimum


20ºC Maximum

15ºC Minimum


21ºC Maximum

16ºC Minimum

Places of interest

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


La Catedral (The Cathedral)

Volcanic plug that resembles a great cathedral.