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5 Best Hikes in Tenerife

Ready to explore Tenerife’s best trails for hiking, mountain biking, climbing or other outdoor activities?

Sometimes finding and accessing beautiful hikes can be difficult. No matter what you’re looking for, from waterfalls to viewpoints, there is a diverse range of trails dotted across the island waiting for your exploration. Searching for somewhere that suits your needs is all part of the fun, so go ahead and pick your adventure!

Tenerife has a range of beautiful hikes that can provide you with a new perspective on the beauty of nature. Some trails allow you to see the stunning views of the sea while others take you to hidden gems along the coast. A hike could take you deep into the mountains or even to a waterfall. If you’re looking for an activity that is both fun and adventurous, Tenerife offers plenty of options.

When you find one of these, it’s easy to feel as though you’ve discovered a hidden gem. Discovering a hike can be difficult because some trails are not well-marked and can be challenging to reach. In this article, we share with you five amazing hikes that are easy to access.


Chinyero Volcano Loop

This trail is a moderate 6.6 kilometer hiking loop near Santiago del Teide in Tenerife which has beautiful wildflowers and is accessible year-round for skill levels of all kinds. The hike takes less than 2 hours and is available year-round. View lava from the 1909 eruption, interesting plant life, and volcanic ash. Along the trail, there will be changing desert landscapes and the Chinyero volcano at the end of your walk.


Barranco del Infierno

If you’re looking for awe-inspiring hikes, we recommend the trek to the Barranco del Infierno in Tenerife. The ravine terrain offers beautiful views from 1,300 meters high. This is a popular hiking trail in Tenerife. You’ll encounter other hikers and dogs aren’t allowed on the 6.2 Km out and back trail near Adeje. Though short, it can be challenging due to sudden terrain changes with steep slopes and uneven paths and has a beautiful final waterfall.


Sendero de los Roques de García

The Sendero de los Roques de Garcia, a 3.5 kilometer loop trail near Vilaflor, Tenerife, Spain is rated as moderate and features wildflowers. El Roque Cinchedo is one of the most popular hiking spots in Tenerife. This volcanic formation consists of many layers and it’s a part of Teide National Park, which features fantastic hiking trails. On top of these amazing hikes, you can also visit other sights. One popular place is Roques Blancos which we would invite you to come and contemplate. To avoid issues, it is best to carry appropriate shoes, drink water, and be sun protected. 


Punta del Hidalgo a Chinamada

If you enjoy walking, why not visit Punta del Hidalgo a Chinamada for an out and back 9.0 kilometer hike. The trail offers stunning views with beautiful wildflowers, has been rated as moderate, and is accessible year-round. Explore the rugged terrain and enjoy the views on this monument hike from Punta del Hidalgo to Chinamada. The trail offers visitors a taste of the local culture, which has been preserved in historic homes and cave houses.


Callejón de Teno – Cumbre de Baracán

Get a glimpse of this moderately challenging, loop trail that is only 6.20 miles from Buenavista del Norte in Tenerife. Set on an average of 3 hours and 46 minutes, this trail is close to walking paths and it is rare to encounter many people while exploring. Hiking is the best way to enjoy the trail and should be done year-round; there are many stunning viewpoints that make it great for any time of year! Though your dogs cannot join you on this.

So Tenerife is truly the perfect destination for travelers looking to explore the great outdoors. Whether you’re interested in hiking, mountain biking, climbing, or other outdoor activities, Tenerife has plenty of trails to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for an easy hike with spectacular ocean views or a challenging trek up the volcano Mount Teide, you’ll find it on Tenerife. The island is covered with hiking trails and excursions waiting to be explored! And if you’re feeling hungry after a long day hiking you can find some amazing burgers waiting for you in our guide for the Best Burgers in Tenerife!


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