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Pico de Teide - Tenerife Spain, WW

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 13 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,700 feet
Elevation Gain 4,500 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 6-10
Kokopelli Seeds 35.5
Interest Ruins, Historic & Peak
Backpack Yes
Dogs not allowed
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12  2017-09-27 Booneman
Author Booneman
author avatar Guides 9
Routes 33
Photos 736
Trips 3,539 map ( 28,096 miles )
Age 40 Male Gender
Location Chandler, AZ
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Preferred   Apr, May, Sep, Oct
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  11:10pm - 1:06pm
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Spain's highest peak!
by Booneman

This is without question the most used and the most impressive trail in the national park. It starts out along Montaña Blanca path through pumice stone terrain for the first 3 miles. Once at the base of Mt Teide, it gives way to the old summit route that ascends Lomo Tieso over a steep gradient (about 1,000ft of gain per mile) to Refugio de Altavista or mountain hut. The path continues upwards less steeply through young black lava flows devoid of vegetation. The trail ends at La Rambleta, alongside the vantage point, Mirador de La Fortaleza.To ensure visitor safety and the preservation of the area, restrictive measures have been established, forbidding access from La Rambleta (11,656ft) to the summit (12,198ft) unless in possession of a special permit from the Teide National Park.

This trail is quite challenging, gaining 4,500 feet of elevation in 6.5 miles from the trailhead to the summit, with most of that coming in the last 3 miles. The terrain is rough in those final 3 miles as you cross steep lava fields in route to the peak

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This is a difficult hike. It would be insane to attempt this entire hike without prior experience hiking.

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2017-10-01 Booneman
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Montana Blanca Trailhead, Km 40 of main road TF-21 in Teide national park.
    page created by Booneman on Oct 01 2017 4:59 pm
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