PR LP 13.3. CENTRO VISITANTES PARQUE NACIONAL – PICO BEJENADO – CENTRO VISITANTES PARQUE NACIONAL

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  • DISTANCE: 16 km.
  • DIFFICULTY: Low. None worthy of mention; avoid approaching the edge of the cliff too closely.
  • ACCUMULATED ASCENDING LEVEL: 1050 mt.
  • ACCUMULATED DESCENDING LEVEL: 0 mt.
  • ESTIMATED TIME OF GOING:  6:30 hrs.
  • ESTIMATED TIME COMING BACK: – hrs.
  • NATURE RESERVES WITHIN THE TRAIL: Parque Nacional de La Caldera de Taburiente.
  • RECOMMENDED TIME OF THE YEAR: All year round.
  • 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: Although the path is signposted from its junction with the PR LP 1, not far from the Visitor Centre, most hikers begin walking from the end of the forest track. An interesting option for those keen on lengthening the hike is the PR LP 14 path, which passes very close to the previously mentioned Centre, and can be taken either from El Paso or the Refugio de El Pilar leisure area. Beware on very dry, hot days: if fire breaks out in the pine forest, a very seldom occurrence, hikers can be trapped.