Top 5 hiking trails in Guadalajara, Spain

Behold, you are about to witness some of the most amazing trails you have ever seen. You will also see a trail or two that isn’t very known to many people

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Hiking Guadalajara

5. Cascada de Despeñalagua

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • How to get to Cascada de Despeñalagua: Head to the village of Valverde de los Arroyos, get on Calle Medio, and you should see it at the end of the road
  • Duration of hike: The average person takes around 1 hour to complete this trail
  • Trail length: 2.5 miles
  • Elevation: 396 feet
  • More information: Cascada de Despeñalagua 
  • If you love infamous views along with gorgeous waterfalls, this trail is probably going to knock your socks off
  • This will most certainly not be the easiest trail you have ever encountered. Do be wary if you are a beginner when it comes to hiking. However, if you are an avid hiker, you should have no issue at all with this trail
  • One thing I’m positive about is that you will vigorously enjoy the city views along with the stream and waterfall on this hike
Hiking Guadalajara

4. Salto de Poveda – Laguna de Taravilla

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • How to get to Salto de Poveda – Laguna de Taravilla: Head East of Poveda de la Sierra. You will head southeast on C. Horno, turn right on Callc la Pl, turn left onto C. Real, turn left onto CM-210 for a while and finally make a sharp right
  • Duration of hike: This trial will take about 1 hour and a half on average
  • Trail length: 3.7 miles
  • Elevation: 508 feet
  • More information: Salto de Poveda – Laguna de Taravilla 
  • Looking for peace and serenity? This trail is for you, you can fall into such a deep meditational state of mind on this trail with ease
  • In terms of hiking Guadalajara, you cannot go wrong with this trail
  • This incredible trail includes a forest, lake, river, and an enrapturing waterfall
  • If you don’t want to see many people, you will adore this trail even more considering you probably will not see anyone else on this trail
Hiking Guadalajara

3. Cascades del Aljibe 

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • How to get to Cascades del Aljibe: Head to the village of Roblelascasa, get on Calle de la Fuente and you will see the trail
  • Duration of hike: The average person takes roughly 2 hours to complete this trail
  • Trail length: 4.0 miles
  • Elevation: 666 feet
  • More information: Cascadas del Aljibe 
  • If you adore cows, impeccable waterfalls, and beautiful trails… you are going to fall in love with this trail
  • The only bad thing about this trail is that you won’t encounter much shade when it comes to this trail. However, you will encounter a lot of beauty
  • This is one of the easiest trails to follow that I have encountered in quite some time.
  • For hiking Guadalajara, I would highly recommend this trail
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2. Pelegrina – Cascada del Gollorio

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • How to get to Pelegrina – Cascada del Gollorio: Head to the small village of Pelegrina and the trail will be off of Calle Solana
  • Duration of hike: This trail will take you approximately 1 hour and a half to complete
  • Trail length: 3.4 miles
  • Elevation: 472 feet
  • More information: Pelegrina – Cascada del Gollorio 
  • The image you receive when you think of outdoorsy is exactly the word that encompasses this trail
  • This is another trail that includes a dazzling fall of water
  • Another thing you will encounter on this trail is a large variety of inquisitive wildlife
  • When it comes to hiking Guadalajara, I would recommend visiting this trail in the fall. You will be floored with not only the simplicity but the overall lusciousness of this trail
Hiking Guadalajara

1. Megina – Lagunataravilla

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • How to get to Megina – Lagunataravilla: Head directly to the small town of Megina and you will see the trail entrance at the end of Calle Tejuela
  • Duration of hike: This short hike on average will take you roughly 14 hours to complete
  • Trail length: 31.1 miles
  • Elevation: 4,740 feet
  • More information: Megina – LagunaTaravilla 
  • I’m not going to lie, not only is this trail over 31 miles but it’s also a rugged and difficult one
  • I have included this trail for the absolute animals that are ready to take on a much more difficult trail than the rest that I have listed. While this trail is indeed more difficult, you will be pleasantly rewarded by the many pieces of treasure that will be laid out in front of you
  • If you are hiking Guadalajara, and you are ready for one of the most difficult and longest hikes around… come on over
  • I have listed this trail as my number one in terms of the top 5 hiking trails in Guadalajara, Spain because of its sheer amount of variety, difficulty, and the incredible views


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