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PR TF 53 Cuevas Negras

PR-TF 53

Macizo de Teno

Cuevas Negras
Cuevas Negras
Cuevas Negras
Cuevas Negras
Cuevas Negras

Difficulty: Medium


This trail starts at Erjos and heads into the dense and characteristic laurisilva forest of Monte del Agua. 

The path descends gently northwards along the course of the Barranco de Cuevas Negras ravine along an ancient camino real (“royal road” or main island route) that connected the villages of Los Silos and Santiago del Teide. If you pay close attention, you will still be able to see the cobblestones in some sections of the track. 

Continuing your descent through the greenery, you will come across Cuevas Negras, an example of rural Canarian architecture, and other renovated buildings. 

At this point the vegetation clears and you will be able to enjoy the views of Roque de Las Moradas. 

Shortly before reaching your destination you will cross two wooden bridges surrounded by water that will take you to Los Lavaderos on Calle Susana and end at the Los Silos church square, the end point of the trail.


  • 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


  • [TEMPORARY MEASURE] Free access without authorisation or reservation for natural or legal entities of a public or private nature, both non-profit (town councils, schools, associations, clubs, etc.) and for-profit (active tourism companies), until 31 December 2024 as established in the Resolution.
  • Free access for all other visitors, no reservation required.
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Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON


5,24 km

3 h 10 m

181,39 m

1.073,71 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:181,39 m

  • Altitude loss:1.073,71 m

  • Maximum altitude:999,92 m

  • Minimum altitude:104,95 m


Route code

PR-TF 53

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


Route map and profile

Elevation profile


Medium *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:999,92 m

  • Minimum altitude:104,95 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Ermita Nuestra Señora de la Sagrada Familia, Calle La Unión, Erjos.

Bus numbers 325, 392 and 460, Erjos bus stop code 4668. TITSA

Parking spaces available in the village.

How to get to route end point

Plaza de la Iglesia, Calle Susana, Los Silos.

Bus number 363, Los Silos bus stop code 4453. TITSA

Parking spaces available in the village.

Municipalities passed through

  • El Tanque
  • Los Silos

Protected Areas


Parque Rural de Teno

Teno Rural Park is located in north-west Tenerife, in one of the first parts of the island to emerge from the sea, containing materials that are between 6 and 7 million years old.  Erosion has ...

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Parque Rural de Teno


Today, friday, in Los Silos

Clear skies

4 km/h


33ºC Maximum

19ºC Minimum



3 day forecast


27ºC Maximum

13ºC Minimum


37ºC Maximum

18ºC Minimum


42ºC Maximum

28ºC Minimum

Places of interest

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

Heritage of Cultural Interest

Los Silos Conservation Area - BIC (Asset of Cultural Interest) Conjunto histórico (Conservation Area)

The agricultural past of Los Silos is extremely evident throughout the history of the...

Caserio de Erjos


Village located 14 kilometres from the centre of Los Silos. Given over mainly to agriculture and...

Unique building

Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora de la Luz (2)

The first religious building to be built in Guía de Isora, in the 16th century. It has three...

Unique building

Los Silos Farmers’ Market

Variety of fruit and vegetables, spices, sweets and cakes, cheeses and wine.

Lavaderos de Susana

Lavaderos de Susana

This old wash-house is an iconic place where peace reigns, ideal for relaxation, and an important...


Barranco Cuevas Negras / Barranco del Agua

Ravine that links the town of Los Silos with Monte del Agua, home to the abandoned hamlet of...

Barbusano Cuevas Negras
Monumental tree

Barbusano (Canary laurel tree) Cuevas Negras

Grows on the basalt wall of the ravine with many suckers sprouting from its base. A landmark for...

Heritage of Cultural Interest

Former San Bernardo Convent - BIC (Asset of Cultural Interest) Monument

The convent of San Bernardo was founded on 31 August 1649 by Captain Sebastián Pérez Enríquez...

Tourist Information Point

Los Silos Tourist Information Office.

Los Silos Tourist Information Office.

Tenerife ON

Lavaderos de Cuevas Negras

Wash-houses (lavaderos) in the hamlet of Cuevas Negras, typical of the traditional rural...