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
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 walk to the Osorio farm has steep climbs and descents, so we recommend it for active people or professional hikers with a basic hiking kit. An important advice is not to do it during the rainy days, as it is a very slippery land and you can fall down. Along the way, depending on the time of year, you will find different species of native plants of the Canary Islands. As it is the case of the bicacaro or bicacarera with its red bell shape flowers.
The walk is about 7.1 km and mostly run along narrow paths surrounded by vegetation. It took us about 2 hours approximately without relevant stops. Climbing a total of 413m 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.
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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 GPS or smartphone, 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 Local Guide Gran Canaria 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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