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Circular trip Cerro Huenes

Autumn Trips

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Circular trip around Cerro Huenes Mountain where we can enjoy a 360º-degree view of Granada surrounded with pines and aromatic plant bushes.

Key Facts:

Length: 12,7km; Accumulated height difference: 588 m; Difficulty: Medium. There is a steep slope at the beginning of the trip and sections with loose stones on the ground.

Departure time (Granada): 8:00 am

Meeting point: Bus stop Severo Ochoa, at the door of the University gardens

Meeting Point

Arrival time: approximately 3:00 pm, but it depends on the pace of the group

Circular trip around Cerro Huenes Mountain and ascent to its summit (1,800M) from where we will be able to enjoy a 360º-degree view of Granada. The trail goes through the Sierra Nevada National Park, surrounding one of the most remarkable medium-height mountains of this Sierra, which has densely vegetated forests of pines and aromatic plant bushes.

The trip:

Cerro Huenes is a mountain of dolomitic limestone nature with three summits higher than 1,800M and with fantastic landscape.

We will begin our trip at the parking lot from where there is a track that goes to the Botanical Garden of La Cortijuela. We will cross over the Puente de los Siete Ojos (the bridge with seven eyes) (1,430M) and start climbing a steep slope. As we continue our ascent we will have better views of this part of Sierra Nevada (Cerro del Tamboril; Cerro Gordo, Pico de la Carne), among the various summits Trevenque Peak stands out due to its distinctive silhouette.

We will arrive to Llano del Chopo Plain, the perfect place for a break before the final ascent to the triangulation station of Cerro Huenes. Fantastic views wait for us in the summit along with the possible company of Iberian ibexes.

After a break and eating some snacks we will start the descent to Fuente Fría. The trail faces west and passes by an old forest shelter, which today is used as a stable. At this point the trails completely surrounds the mountain going through landscapes of limestone sand and rocks of different shades. The trail continues descending slowly until it reaches Huenes String, which we will cross over a bridge closing the circular trip once we reach the track that takes us back to the Botanical Garden.

Landscape and heritage:

  • National Park of Sierra Nevada 
  • Panoramic views, beautiful landscape
  • Fauna: possibility of watching Iberian ibexes
  • Flora: flora specialized in dolomitic landscapes
  • Geology: Sierra Nevada dolomites, associated forms of relief and sandbanks


Equipment recommended:
There isn’t any potable water on the path. We recommend carrying 2l of water. In autumn, the weather can be very changeable. It is necessary to take several kinds of clothes including a warm coat and a raincoat. We highly recommend hiking sticks. The walking paths are in good condition, but if it has rained, it can be muddy. We recommend wearing hiking boots or trekking shoes. Sunglasses, sun cream, protective lip cream, a hat, gloves and appropriate clothing for the season and the weather forecast.

Logistics:
Participants should take nuts, dried fruits, and sandwiches for our picnic in the countryside.

Price of “custom date”: €45/pp. 2 people minimum. It includes the guided trip, insurance, and transportation.

Purchasing Conditions:  Excursions must be booked and paid for at least three days in advance.  Participants must arrive at the meeting point on time. The group will wait for participants for five minutes but then leave.  In this situation, no money will be reimbursed.  All participants should ensure that they know how to get to the meeting point and if you have any questions or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Location: Sierra Nevada National Park, Granada
Duration: 7 hours
Difficulty: Level 2 (REI)

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Activity Level Descriptions

REItrips

 

(1) Relaxed: Adventure travel at its most relaxed pace.

  • Activity: 1-3 hours most days
  • Distances: walk less than 3 miles most days
  • Surfaces: flat terrain
  • Elevation change: little to none
  • Altitude: less than 3,000 ft

(2) Easy: Great for newcomers to active travel.

  • Activity: 2-5 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 6 miles, cycle 10-30 miles most days
  • Surfaces: flat or rolling terrain with some possible steeps
  • Elevation change: up to 2,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 6,000 ft

(3) Moderate: For outdoor novices and above.

  • Activity: 4-6 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 10 miles most days, cycle 20-40 miles most days
  • Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation change: up to 3,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 10,000 ft

(4) Vigorous: Recommended for fir travelers with basic skills.

  • Activity: 5-8 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 12 miles most days, cycle 30-50 miles most days
  • Surfaces: mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 14,000 ft
  • Experience and a doctor's release may be required

(5) Strenuous: Designed for very fit travelers.

  • Activity: 10+ hours/day
  • Distances: hike up to 12 miles most days, cycle 50 miles or more miles most days
  • Surfaces: remote mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents, uneven trails with loose features.
  • Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 14,000 ft
  • Experience and a doctor's release may be required

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