27 Nov, 2023 | Outdoor activities

Welcome to the Apartamentos Bruja blog, where we share information to explore every facet of Tenerife. Today, we uncover Tenerife’s essential hiking trails: the perfect basics for hiking enthusiasts on the island! If you’re seeking adventure on this beautiful island, hiking is a must. With breathtaking landscapes and diverse flora and fauna, Tenerife offers trails for all experience levels. In this article, we’ll explore some of Tenerife’s best hiking routes that you shouldn’t miss. So lace up your boots and get ready to explore the island’s natural beauty on foot.

In this initial installment, we present five routes that serve as an introduction to Tenerife’s diverse trail network. From the challenges of the Teide National Park to the coastal beauty of the Anaga Rural Park, these routes are essential for any hiking enthusiast on the island.

Must-Visit Routes:


1. Teide National Park

The crown jewel of Tenerife’s hiking trails is undoubtedly the Teide National Park. Home to Spain’s highest peak, Mount Teide, this UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts thousands of visitors every year. The ascent to the summit of Mount Teide is a challenge, but an incredibly rewarding experience. As you climb, the landscape transforms from pine forests to lunar landscapes, offering breathtaking views of the island. If you plan to reach the summit, don’t forget to request a permit in advance here!

2. Anaga Rural Park

Located in the northeastern part of the island, the Anaga Rural Park is a natural wonder waiting to be explored. Its lush laurel forests, deep ravines, and rugged coastal cliffs make it a perfect destination for nature lovers. One of the most popular hiking trails in this area is the Pico del Inglés trail, leading to a stunning viewpoint overlooking the coast. The hike can be challenging at times, but the breathtaking views along the way make it worthwhile.

3. Masca Ravine

If you’re looking for a picturesque and adventurous hike, the Masca Ravine trail should be on your list. Nestled in the northwest corner of Tenerife, this stunning route takes you through a narrow canyon surrounded by towering cliffs. The trail starts in the charming village of Masca and leads hikers to a beautiful secluded beach. While the descent is steep and demanding, the natural beauty that awaits you at the end is truly unforgettable. All the information here.

Barranco de Masca - Rutas imprescindibles de Tenerife

4. Roques de García

Located in the heart of the Teide National Park, the Roques de García trail offers a unique hiking experience. This circular route takes you through a surreal landscape of volcanic rock formations, including the famous Roque Cinchado. The trail is relatively easy and suitable for hikers of all levels. As you walk among these iconic rock formations, you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world.

Roques de García - Rutas imprescindibles de Tenerife

5. Teno Rural Park

Head to the northwest tip of Tenerife, and you’ll discover the Teno Rural Park, a hidden gem for hikers. This rugged and remote area boasts impressive cliffs, green valleys, and charming villages hidden in the mountains. The Teno Alto trail offers breathtaking panoramic views of the coast and the neighboring island of La Gomera. Prepare for a challenging hike with steep ascents, but the stunning views make every step worthwhile.

Macizo de Teno


Tenerife is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, and its hiking trails showcase the island’s natural beauty from every angle. Whether you seek a challenging climb to the summit of Mount Teide or a leisurely stroll through stunning coastal landscapes, Tenerife has something for every hiker. So, lace up your boots, grab your backpack, and embark on a memorable adventure through these impressive routes.

These routes represent just the beginning of Tenerife’s vast trail network. In the next installment, from the Apartamentos Bruja blog, we’ll delve into lesser-known yet equally impressive routes, uncovering hidden gems to explore the island in all its facets.

Get ready for a unique experience in Tenerife! Join us in the next installment to discover more secrets that this island has in store for hiking enthusiasts.

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