Barranco de Masca

Barranco de Masca + Pathways of Tenerife
Barranco de Masca + Pathways of Tenerife
Barranco de Masca + Pathways of Tenerife

A ravine among hamlets and native flora

Located in the northeast corner of the island of Tenerife, within the municipality of Buenavista del Norte, the Masca ravine goes through one of the oldest areas of the Canary Islands, in fact, it has seven million years of history. It is a ravine embedded in a stretch with vertical walls on either side which goes on until it reaches sea level at a small jetty. The trek is not very long but the incline and the difficulty of the terrain make it a demanding walk. Remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear and take food.

A trek from the summits to the beach

This four kilometre trek along the ravine has an incline of 580 metres and starts from the hamlet of Masca to reach the wooden bridge which crosses the riverbed for the first time. The path changes to the other side to avoid the water flow which is strong in winter and takes us to an area of water canals and small orchards. At the mouth of the ravine we can see the area of cliffs in Los Gigantes which is possible to reach by boat if a seat has been booked.

Isla Tenerife
High

High

Lineal

Lineal

580 m

580 m

3 h

3 h

All year round

All year round

Yes

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