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PR-TF 01 Las Mercedes - Cruz del Carmen

PR-TF 01

Macizo de Anaga

PR-TF 01 Las Mercedes-Cruz del Carmen
PR-TF 01 Las Mercedes-Cruz del Carmen
PR-TF 01 Las Mercedes-Cruz del Carmen
PR-TF 01 Las Mercedes-Cruz del Carmen

Difficulty: Medium

Description

This trail runs from the centre of Las Mercedes to the Llanos de los Loros viewpoint, with exceptional views of the Anaga Massif.

It starts in the picturesque square next to the church in Las Mercedes and runs parallel to the main road (TF-12) until it crosses the ravine.

The trail then crosses the road and enters the monteverde woodland that is typical of our island and heads towards Llano de los Viejos, where you will find the recreational area of the same name.

From here, head up towards the Llano de los Loros viewpoint, crossing the main road (TF-12) for the second time, to enjoy views of the Anaga Massif. The path then climbs gently along a section of the self-guided route known as the “Trail of the Senses” to reach the end point of the trail, the car park at La Cruz del Carmen.

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

2,50 km

1 h 20 m

326,37 m

26,36 m

  • Altitude gain:326,37 m

  • Altitude loss:26,36 m

  • Maximum altitude:951,34 m

  • Minimum altitude:651,34 m

Signage

Route code

PR-TF 01

Posts and signs displaying the PR code and yellow and white marks.

Signage

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

Difficulty

Medium *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:951,34 m

  • Minimum altitude:651,34 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Plaza de Las Mercedes, Calle Santo Labrador, Las Mercedes.

Bus numbers 76, 77, 270, 271, 273, 274 and 275, Las Mercedes bus stop code 2083. TITSA

Parking spaces available in the centre of Las Mercedes.

How to get to route end point

Cruz del Carmen viewpoint, Carretera Las Mercedes, km 6.

Bus numbers 76, 77, 273, and 275, Cruz del Carmen bus stop code 2232. TITSA

Parking with spaces for people with reduced mobility.

Municipalities passed through

  • La Laguna
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Protected Areas

Transit

Parque Rural de Anaga

The Anaga Rural Park, which occupies 7% of the island and is part of the Anaga Biosphere Reserve, was one of the first landmasses to emerge from the seabed when the island of Tenerife began to ...

Discover the Protected Area
Parque Rural de Anaga

Weather

Today, monday, in San Cristóbal de la Laguna


Clouds
Wind

1 km/h

Temperature

23ºC Maximum

20ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

tuesday

23ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

wednesday

23ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum

thursday

23ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum

Places of interest

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

Laureles_Llano_Viejos
Monumental tree

Laurels of Llano de los Viejos

As with other trees of the Canary Island monteverde, when the main trunk of a laurel tree decays,...

Faya_Llano_Viejos
Monumental tree

Faya Llano de Los Viejos

This is a spectacular faya (Morella faya) due to its proportions. It towers above the...