The Osorio peak is the highest part of the mountain located in the Osorio farm, in the Rural Park of Doramas. It is in the municipalities of Firgas, Valleseco and Teror, in northern Gran Canaria. This part of the island is wonderful for hiking in Gran Canaria. For its beautiful landscapes, its views to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and its areas of lush vegetation that are due to the quality of its red soil. Below we give you all the details of this intermediate level route.
Hiking to Osorio peak
The circular trail around Osorio has steep ups and downs, so we recommend it for active people or professional hikers. An important advice is not to do it if it has rained recently, since it is a very slippery land and we can fall down. Below you can see one of the descents during the route.
Along the way, depending on the time of year, you will come across various species of plants native to the Canary Islands. As is the case of the red bell-shaped bicacaro (common in the winter months). As we show you in the video below, much of the trail is also surrounded by brambles. So you might be lucky enough to get a taste of the area’s wild blackberries.
The walk is about 7.9 km and mostly run along narrow paths surrounded by vegetation. It took us about 2 hours approximately without relevant stops. Climbing a total of 465m of altitude and reaching a maximum height of 810 meters. Much of the trail is also surrounded by brambles. Therefore, you may be lucky to be able to taste the wild berries of the area.
|Estimated duration||2 hours|
|Total ascent||465 m|
We started the hike to the top of Osorio from the crossroads of Los Chorros restaurant. It is an ideal place to leave the car since there is a huge parking area and allow you to make a circular route. If we do not want to eat during the walk in the picnic areas that we will find, we can do it in the Restaurant of Los Chorros that we show you next. Right in front is where you can leave the car.. The state of the trail will depend a lot on the rains, please do not risk it if you see danger. Likewise, we recommend that before going you check the weather forecast and prepare your basic hiking kit.
Track of the route
Then you can download the track of the circular Tajinaste Azul hike in .gpx format so that you can follow it on your own without getting lost. If you don’t know how to download it and follow it from your navigator or smartphone (Gurú maps), we’ll explain it to you here. If you want to support us so that we continue to create content for you about Gran Canaria, we will appreciate if you purchase one of our tracks, either to enjoy incredible routes or as a donation.
Video about the Osorio peak hike
This post is accompanied by a video with aerial views of the trail and many explanations about this mountain. We hope you like it. Do not forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to discover more places you can not miss in the island. You can activate the English subtitles in all our videos 🙂
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