This is a pleasant hike which begins with a path leading down to the valley floor with spectacular views. You then arrive at a petrified waterfall close to the end of the path, after which you have to cross the river twice. After that, the route is along 4×4 tracks and skirts round one side of a mountain lake. The final 200m – 300m is along the road.
A good meeting point for cars would be the junction after Jete.
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TOTAL LENGTH: 10km, approximately
TOTAL TIME: 4+ hours excluding stops
TOTAL CLIMB: 551m
HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 1086m
CATEGORY: Moderate – good level of fitness needed, but the route is straightforward
WHERE: In the hills north of Ótivar
NOTES: This is a lovely scenic trail along designated footpaths and some tracks.
Spectacular mountain scenery, lake and waterfall (depending on amount of water flowing)
There will be a river crossing!
The last part is, unfortunately, a headdown and uphill to the top slog.
MEET AT: The picnic layby just after Jete
MEET TIME: 09:45 – we then have a 15-minute drive to the start of the walk.
WEATHER: Almuñécar weather link:
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Max elevation: 1086 m
Min elevation: 764 m
Total climbing: 551 m
Total descent: -557 m
Total time: 04:00:35