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Magical trails

If you are looking for ideas for excursions, or possible walks to do with children, El Hierro is the perfect place. On this little island, you will find a large number of trails which youngsters can cover with ease, and in addition to that, you will find multiple hikes for all levels. On El Hierro you will find some of the most beautiful hiking paths in Spain.

Discover the island of El Hierro.


Discover the best of hiking on the island of El Hierro

Whenever you want to get away from it all and surround yourself with nature, all you have to do is walk. Walk along the different paths of El Hierro and discover every single nook and cranny of the island, as you enjoy the feeling of travelling on some of the most beautiful hiking routes in Spain.

All you need is the will to discover and be swept away by the magical feeling produced by walking along the paths of El Hierro. Although the orography of all the Canary Islands is of great geological value, the island of El Hierro has a special charm. Its 268 km2 of never-ending landscapes, full of contrasts, will take you from the sea to the mountains in a couple of steps – just a breath away – whilst you enjoy hiking on El Hierro and its paths.

Hiking on El Hierro is an experience that will transport you beyond anything you could ever imagine - it’s more than just walking. Make your way along its trails and ancestral paths steeped in history. As you walk along them, discover the rock carvings of the Bimbapes or Bimbaches, in the El Julán area in the south of the island. Come and immerse yourself in a protected area with amazing biodiversity, and discover places with a desert-like appearance or re-encounter colours you thought were long forgotten.

Take hiking to another level on the Camino de Jinama, where you can practise the most intense trekking, with an elevation gain of 1,000 metres in just 4 kilometres, as you cross what was once one of the main access routes into the El Golfo valley until the 1960s. A legendary trail which means much to the people of El Hierro.

The island of never-ending landscapes

The routes over this little island, declared a World Biosphere Reserve, will immediately captivate you with the contrast between their dark volcanic earth and their lush green forests. And if, as you wander around the island, you notice an unusual sense of being in tune with nature, don't think it strange: it is because El Hierro is the first island in the world be fully self-sufficient and 100% sustainable.

As you advance along the different trails, you will reach practically uninhabited parts of El Hierro, where you can enjoy the silence and feel the plenitude of its nature intact.

All levels of trails

El Hierro has more kilometres of trails than roads. Trails that invite hikers to walk through unique scenery, which changes radically the further you go with—at times—lots of changes in altitude. The El Hierro Trails Network represents the recovery of the island's traditional trails, approved and signposted under European standards and regulations, which have been designed for hikers of all levels.


SIf you like walking, these routes have been designed for starting to discover nature from another perspective. An initiation to mountains that will show you the most characteristic landscapes of El Hierro. Why not start with La Llanía?


Longer trails that are perfect for those who are more used to uneven terrains. Stretches where you will be able to discover the huge diversity of landscapes offered by the island.


Longer and more difficult trails, such as the Camino de Jinama, mean you will find a greater contrast of landscapes all along the way. Perfect for seeing the island from another viewpoint.