Category Archives: 10-20km

Tajos de los Machos and Cerrillo Redondo from Puente Palo

Tough day trek or more relaxed 2 day trek staying overnight at the wonderful Refugio Cebollar. Takes in two quiet and remote Sierra Nevada 3000m+ peaks

Route Info
Access  Lanjaron (4WD) or Padre Eterno/Soportujar (saloon car with care)
Start  Puente Palo Recreation area
End  Same as start
Distance (km)  18
Height Gain (m)  1270
Est Time (Naithsmith’s)  7 hrs 40 mins

Route Description

Go up the easy forest tracks NW of the main road.… Look at the route!

Also posted in 1000-1500m, Alpujarras, Day Walks, Multi Day Wild Camping

The Northern Flanks of the Sierra Nevada in a day or 2 day trek

Long day trek or better still a 2 day trek in the Sierra Nevada on narrow tracks and trails in superb mountain scenery visiting secluded lakes and valleys

Route Info
Access  Ski area via Granada. From the main Granada ring road (Circunvalación) follow the well signposted mountain road to Sierra Nevada (A-395). 
Look at the route!
Also posted in 500-1000m, Day Walks, Hoya de la Mora & Ski area, Multi Day Wild Camping

Cortijos Hornillos Circular

Circular hike visiting the Cortijos Hornillos above Güejar Sierra with superb vistas of the Sierra Nevada highest peaks

Route Info
Access Güéjar Sierra via Granada – the town of Güéjar-Sierra (1000m) is very easily reached from Granada city in 30 mins via the A-395 (Cenes de la Vega and Pinos-Genil).
Start Barranco de San Juan. 
Look at the route!
Also posted in 500-1000m, Day Walks, Guejar Sierra

Las Arenales and the Dilar Valley, Cumbres Verdes

A contrasting hike through very varied scenery close to Granada. Lush green valleys fight with arid badlands for possession of the land and this gives interesting scenery and views

Route Info
Access  Cumbres Verdes via Granada
Start  Collado Sevilla
End  Same as start
Distance (km)  12
Height Gain (m) 520
Est Time (Naithsmith’s) 4 hrs 20 mins

Route Description

From Collado Sevilla take a rough trail through arid badlands into the upper Barranco de Buho and hence to Las Arenales dry river valley.… Look at the route!

Also posted in 500-1000m, Cumbres Verdes, Day Walks

The Peak of Trevenque, Cumbres Verdes, Granada

This well known summit is one of the most spectacular and dramatic in the Sierra Nevada. The mountain is steep on all sides but there are numerous ways up to it’s majestic summit of 2079m

Route Info
Access  Cumbres Verdes via Granada
Start  Collado Sevilla
End  Same as start
Distance (km)  10
Height Gain (m)  660
Est Time (Naithsmith’s)  4 hrs 10 mins

Route Description

Ascend the peak from Collado Sevilla on the well worn track and the arid badlands in the valley of Las Arenales.… Look at the route!

Also posted in 500-1000m, Cumbres Verdes, Day Walks