PR LP 02.2. RUTA DE LOS MOLINOS

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  • PLACE FOR EXIT: Santa Cruz de La Palma, Barriada del Pilar o Campo del Mensajero
  • PLACE OR ARRIVAL: Santa Cruz de La Palma, Barco de La Virgen
  • DISTANCE: 7 km.
  • DIFFICULTY: Average. 
  • ACCUMULATED ASCENDING LEVEL: 410 mt.
  • ACCUMULATED DESCENDING LEVEL: mt.
  • ESTIMATED TIME OF GOING:  2:00 hrs.
  • ESTIMATED TIME COMING BACK:  – hrs.
  • RECOMMENDED TIME OF THE YEAR: All year round, although it is more interesting during rainy periods with water flowing down the ravines.
  • GETTING TO THE TRAIL: This is a circular route which returns to the start point.
  • BASIC RECOMMENDATIONS: Habitual precautions common to hiking in general are listed below. At the risk of sounding obvious, here are some of the most important:

    • Check weather forecasts before setting off to hike.
    • Don´t go alone.
    • Tell someone your intended destination and expected time of arrival.
    • Carry a small rucksack with warm clothing, waterproofs, food and plenty of water. 
    • Don´t forget such simple items as: sun hat, protective cream and sun glasses.
    • Carry a mobile phone with fully-charged battery, a map and, if possible, a compass. They will probably never be used but, when required, are of vital importance.
    • Wear suitable gear, especially footwear: trekking boots or similar are essential, trainers or pumps are to be avoided, habitual precautions common to hiking in general are listed below.
  • REMARKS: An ideal hike from Santa Cruz taking less than half a day. The going is easy and the slopes gentle, with some height difference to overcome, although not much by island standards.