This trail offers uninterrupted views of the interior of the Las Cañadas caldera and the southern slopes of the island.
Highlights include Mount Teide and Pico Viejo, and the short tongue of lava known as El Sombrero de Chasna.
The route begins in the area of El Capricho, as it leaves the PNT 04 trail (Siete Cañadas) and climbs an old and winding path up to La Degollada de Ucanca. This first stretch of the trail has an elevation gain of nearly 300 metres.
The track then runs along the top of the Cumbres de Ucanca before descending to the edge of the Teide National Park, passing by El Sombrero de Chasna. You will then arrive at the ridge of El Lomo del Asiento or Los Pegueros, where the scenery changes as old and twisted Canary Island pines emerge.
Finally, the path either descends towards Vilaflor or you can take the path to the left to reach the Las Lajas Recreational Area.
- 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.