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PR TF 06.3 Benijo - Cruz del Draguillo

PR-TF 06.3

Macizo de Anaga

PR TF 06.3 Camino del Paso del Hediondo
PR TF 06.3 Camino del Paso del Hediondo

Difficulty: Medium

Description

This route runs along the Camino del Hediondo, which owes its name to a curious “hediondo” (fetid, but not excessively so) flowering plant that attracts pollinating insects at certain times of the year. 

It climbs from Benijo to the Piedra del Draguillo, with spectacular views of the whole valley. Along the way you will also see the hamlets of Almáciga, Benijo and El Draguillo, as well as the spectacular rock formations on the north coast of the Anaga Massif. 

On the way to Cruz del Draguillo, a path lined with goat pens and wooden cattle gates, you will come across numerous dragon trees and patches of laurel forest.

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

Out-and-back

2,19 km

1 h 50 m

516,52 m

141,69 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:516,52 m

  • Altitude loss:141,69 m

  • Maximum altitude:482,05 m

  • Minimum altitude:80,70 m

Signage

Route code

PR-TF 06.3

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:482,05 m

  • Minimum altitude:80,70 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Benijo, Carretera de Almáciga (TF-134), end of the road.

No nearby service (nearest stop Almáciga, line 946). TITSA

Limited parking spaces in the hamlet.

How to get to route end point

Cruz de El Draguillo

End of the PR TF 06 trail, only accessible on foot.

End of the PR TF 06 trail, only accessible on foot.

Municipalities passed through

  • 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, friday, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife


Clouds
Wind

7 km/h

Temperature

22ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

saturday

20ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum

sunday

20ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

monday

19ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum

Places of interest

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

Barranco_Benijo
Ravine

Barranco de Benijo

Ravine that starts at Roque de Anambro and ends at the famous Benijo Beach.

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Playa_Benijo
Beach

Benijo Beach

A wild beach surrounded by nature and with spectacular views of the Roques de Anaga. It is 300...

Hamlet

Benijo

Hamlet founded on the site of a Guanche settlement, famous for its proximity to Benijo Beach,...