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PR TF 72 Vilaflor - Lunar Landscape - Vilaflor

PR-TF 72

Comarca Chasna - Isora

Vilaflor - Paisaje Lunar - Vilaflor
Vilaflor - Paisaje Lunar - Vilaflor
Vilaflor - Paisaje Lunar - Vilaflor
Vilaflor - Paisaje Lunar - Vilaflor
Vilaflor - Paisaje Lunar - Vilaflor
Vilaflor - Paisaje Lunar - Vilaflor

Difficulty: Medium

Description

This popular trail takes you to the Escurriales viewpoint, where you can view Tenerife’s famous Lunar Landscape and its fairy chimneys. 

The route sets off from Plaza Obispo Pérez Cáceres and heads along Camino del Atajo, which forms part of the old Camino Real de Chasna, an ancient thoroughfare linking the north and south of the island. 

Once in the pine forest, you will pass by Casa Galindo on the edge of Barranco de Las Mesas. You then cross this ravine to continue uphill along Camino de Chasna, with magnificent views of the summit. 

On your way you will pass by the famous Pino Gordo pine tree, which takes 7 people to hug. Opposite is the lesser known Pino de las dos Pernas, probably the tallest endemic tree in Spain. 

On the descent you will arrive at the Los Escurriales viewpoint, which overlooks the Lunar Landscape. From here you can admire the famous fairy chimneys, curious structures created by erosion of the volcanic soil. 

The trail then connects with a path that runs alongside Casa de Los Llanitos and takes you back to Vilaflor on the same path you took on the way up. 

To preserve this natural marvel of Tenerife and in view of the pressure from high visitor numbers, when you visit the Los Escurriales viewpoint and its surroundings, please do not walk on the lunar landscape.

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

Guides

No data available

Permits

  • [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.
  • Email for enquiries - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information

Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON

Circular

13,09 km

4 h 30 m

852,51 m

852,51 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:852,51 m

  • Altitude loss:852,51 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.963,76 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.376,89 m

Signage

Route code

PR-TF 72

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:1.963,76 m

  • Minimum altitude:1.376,89 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Plaza Obispo Pérez Cáceres, Calle Castaños, Vilaflor.

Bus numbers 419 and 482, Vilaflor Centro bus stop code 8362. TITSA

Parking spaces available in the village.

How to get to route end point

Plaza Obispo Pérez Cáceres, Calle Castaños, Vilaflor.

Bus numbers 419 and 482, Vilaflor Centro bus stop code 8362. TITSA

Parking spaces available in the village.

Municipalities passed through

  • Granadilla de Abona
  • Vilaflor

Protected Areas

Transit

Parque Natural de la Corona Forestal

The Corona Forestal is the largest protected natural area in the Canary Islands, one of the most extensive forests on the islands, the lungs of Tenerife and the gateway to Mount Teide.  As its name ...

Discover the Protected Area
Parque Natural de Corona Forestal

Weather

Today, monday, in Vilaflor


Clouds
Wind

8 km/h

Temperature

17ºC Maximum

11ºC Minimum

Rain

0%

3 day forecast

tuesday

17ºC Maximum

10ºC Minimum

wednesday

17ºC Maximum

10ºC Minimum

thursday

18ºC Maximum

11ºC Minimum

Places of interest

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

Casa Marrubial
Unique building

Casas Marrubial

Ruins of a stone building where the local livestock farmers used to live.

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Casa_Inglesa
Unique building

La Casa Inglesa

Built in the 19th century next to the cypress trees in the square of the church of San Pedro...

Paisaje_Lunar
Rock

Lunar Landscape

Landscape of light-coloured cones, formed by solidified and eroded lava, creating an otherworldly...

Cipreses_de_Vilaflor
Monumental tree

Vilaflor Cypresses

A group of cypresses in the square in front of the church of San Pablo Apóstol.

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San_Pedro_Apostol_Vilaflor
Heritage of Cultural Interest

Iglesia de San Pedro Apóstol (Church of Saint Peter the Apostle) - BIC (Asset of Cultural Interest) Monument

The church of San Pedro in Vilaflor de Chasna traces its history back to the beginning of the...