Guide for Walking in Barranco del Infierno

Barranco del Infierno is a touristic parade where there are only allowed 300 hundred people per day, being a very cared place in the island since it’s part of a special natural reserve, due all the flora and fauna endemisms you can find in its environment.

This is a great place to do trekking in Tenerife, even you aren’t an expert on it, well, there is given the necessary equipment and guidance to enjoy the trip the most. In addition to the easy path it has.

Here, we’ll explain explain everything you need to know before doing Barranco del infierno’s walking, so you can get prepared for this amazing ride.

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Barranco del Infierno route

Barranco's del Infierno Route

The tour around this special natural reserve starts from a point that is 300 meters above the sea level, being an amazing natural balcony that gets better with every step closer to the top you give.

The entire trip (if you complete it) lasts approximately 3 hours or a 3250 meters length, with a low-medium difficulty due the easy and rocky path it has. This makes barranco del infierno one of the best things to do in Tenerife.

As you move forward, you’ll be going through different sections enabled as viewpoints and also you will be walking next to the ravine channel, which walls appear to close over the walker (don’t worry, it’s just an optical illusion).

On the other hand,the precipitations and temperatures get different while you keep walking, a condition that also affects vegetation. On the low parts you can find cardonal and tabaibal formations, while higher there are almacigos, dragos, wild jasmines and many other species.

This reserve also possess a very diverse fauna that in total is approximately formed by 456 species. Something incredible, maybe just surpassed by the cascade at the end of the road, that has more than 200 meters of height.

Dangers in Barranco del Infierno

In general, this a very safe track. It is very easy to take and anyone could reach it.

However, like any other trails of this type in the island,it could have peeling stones. For this reason, is important to use you helmet (that is given at entrance) during all the trip and being careful in general.

How to get to barranco del infierno

Barranco del Infierno is located at Tenerife’s southwest, in Molinos street 46 (this is the starting point), which zip code is 38670.

How to Get to Barranco del Infierno

Barranco del Infierno excursion duration

The excursion’s length could really vary depending on many stops to make photo you make or how fast is your walking.

As we told before, a regular duration can be 3 – 3:30 hours, that can be done in less time or even, if you think it’s too long, you can decide to come back to the start point whenever you want.

Barranco del Infierno’s walking prices

If you want to have access to this natural reserve, is first needed a reservation. It can be done from barranco’s del infierno official webpage and is mandatory if you really want to go through the path.

NOTE: For canarian residents is mandatory to present documentation on the entrance. Also, entrance for kids below 5 years is not allowed.

In term for prices, adults pay 8 Euros per person and kids (between 5 and 12) 4 Euros.

Definitively, Barranco del Infierno needs to be in your to-do list when visiting Tenerife. Its natural charms makes it an unique place, that is loved by all the tourists that go there.

If you would like to know more about this natural reserve, you can ask us anything you want! We’ll gladly attend you.

On the other hand, if you have already visited it and want to give your impression, you can also leave in a comment! in that way you can help other possible visitors to have an idea.


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