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SL TF 151.1 Ruigómez - San José de Los Llanos

SL-TF 151.1

Chinyero

Difficulty: Low

Description

This trail runs through a monteverde forest in a perfect state of conservation as a result of the natural protection provided by the Barranco del Guirre ravine.

The trail is popularly known as the “Ruta del Agua” (Water Route) due to the ancient galleries found along it. You will also be able to see small hollows that were dug to collect water along the path, as well as a spring that emerges between the basalt and the soil.

With such humidity, it is not surprising that fayal-brezal (Morella-Erica heath) species predominate here, with specimens of faya and tree heath (Erica arborea) so tall and robust that they form a dense canopy of vegetation at some points along the path.

The route begins where it turns off the main SL TF 151 trail at Pista del Guirre, where you should take the traditional footpath into the forest.

When you leave the woodland behind, continue climbing until you reach the centre of San José de Los Llanos. Continue along Avenida de Venezuela, cross the village and pass by the church of San José to reach the San José de los Llanos Recreational Area, where the route ends.

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.
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Technical information sheet

Route information

Walking route

Tenerife ON

Linear

1,78 km

1 h 20 m

136,01 m

39,55 m

One way with fitness level 3/5

  • Altitude gain:136,01 m

  • Altitude loss:39,55 m

  • Maximum altitude:1.115,72 m

  • Minimum altitude:988,63 m

Signage

Route code

SL-TF 151.1

Posts and signs displaying the SL code and green and white marks.

Signage

Route map and profile

Elevation profile

Difficulty

Low *MIDE safe mountain criteria

  • Maximum altitude:1.115,72 m

  • Minimum altitude:988,63 m

Connections with other routes

How to get to route start point

Pista El Guirre, Ruigómez - Erjos

No public transport service in the area.

No parking spaces in the area.

How to get to route end point

San José de los Llanos Recreational Area, Avenida Venezuela.

Bus number 360, San José de los Llanos bus stop code 4602. TITSA

Parking spaces in the recreational area.

Municipalities passed through

  • El Tanque

Protected Areas

Transit

Reserva Natural Especial del Chinyero

The Chinyero Special Nature Reserve is located on the Abeque ridge, one of the three volcanic rifts on the island and the most active at present. Two historical eruptions have taken place here: ...

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Reserva Natural Especial del Chinyero

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