Hiking The Parque Natural De Cabo De Gata-Nijar

The 13th most popular hiking trail in Spain.

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Southeast of Granada and Almeria, the Parque Natural De Cabo De Gata-Nijar Is well known for its trails traversing desert terrain to seaside volcanic cliffs then leading down to secluded coves. The trails also run to remote white washed villages -- some last untouched areas along the coast. But, keep in mind that this is one of the driest areas is all of Europe. Within the park, the best village for services is San Jose, which also has some of the most scenic beaches especially to the southwest of town.

Overall, one of the most scenic day hikes is the route leading down to Cala de San Pedro, which is located northeast of San Jose.

If you are looking to make a vacation out of Parque Natural De Cabo De Gata-Nijar, there is a rough 60km network of trails and dirt roads along the coast from the town of Cabo de Gata around the horn up to Aguascalientes Amarga in the northeast. Most people take about three days and try it in September or early October.

Overall, Parque Natural De Cabo De Gata-Nijar is the 13th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Spain. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Parque Natural De Cabo De Gata-Nijar including Barranco Ferrer Trails and Las Alpujarras.


Local Contact(s):  San Jose Visitor Center 950-380299; Centro de Visitantes Las Amoladeras 950-160435

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/

GPS:  36.7579, -2.109933

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  6/24/2016

ID:  22516


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