Barranco del Infierno, Costa Adeje

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The Barranco del Infierno is a ravine located in the town of Adeje in the south of the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.A popular hiking trail leads through the ravine to the highest waterfall on Tenerife. Access to the gorge is controlled by a limitation on the number of daily visitors. Reservations can be done online.The area is very important archaeologically, since there are hundreds of caves that were home to many aboriginal Guanches, as well as caves with engravings. The largest collection of Guanche mummies and utensils were found here and placed in the Museum of Nature and Man of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.The trail was closed for security reasons after a deadly accident in 2009, until 2015. Currently it is open all the way to the end, additional safety measures have been implemented.
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  • Nice walk in a reserve well kept with an affordable price. practicable with children (access is allowed from 5 years) Recommended
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  • Barranco del Infierno is a nice and not very challenging hike in the South of Tenerife. You have to pay to do the hike (not gonna lie 8 Euros is a lot for a short 6k hike) and you also get a helmet fo...  more »
  • You need to book this in advance - good job we checked as the climb up the hill by foot to the entrance is very steep and we would have been annoyed after the effort of getting there if we could not t...  more »
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  • A really beautiful walk. The rangers clearly maintain the place very well and it's very beneficial to the area that visitor numbers are carefully controlled. Lots of nice wildlife to see, epic rock formations and a lovely waterfall to cap it all off.
  • The island is know for the great options in hiking, unfortunately, I wouldn't consider this one in my favorite's list. A part for having to pay to visit, the hike is small and with no impressive landscapes. Super controlled for the user's safety (with helmets and check points guaranteeing you won't leave the trail), you barely feel like you are really hiking. I would only recommend it if you have too much free time and already saw all the other lovely spots of the Tenerife.
  • Nice walk with beautiful rocks, mountains, vegetation, water flows, view on the village and ocean. Be prepared to spend some time finding a parking place (20 minutes walk in our case). Book in advance online (had to go there twice).
  • Barranco del Infierno is a good hiking trail, the difficulty should be affordable for most active people. The trail is rather easy to walk on, but still enjoyable for me who usually prefers more challenging hiking tracks. I'd say the hardest part was to walk up the steep hill at Adeje to the registration house before the real hike! The administrative stuff was professional, spoke good English. I took the trail earlier in the morning, which means in the shadows it was noticeable cold - next time would take more warm clothes with.
  • Great information boards as you go along. Parking is murder and the entrance is located on an almost vertical hill. Book online as they can only allow so many people a day. Enjoyable walk worth it for the views
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