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Uploaded 22. nóvember 2013

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20,31 km

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nálægt Frigiliana, Andalucía (España)

This route takes you from the beautiful village of Frigiliana into the waters of the Rio Higueron following it upstream to near its source in the Carrascal. The return journey takes in the peak of El Fuerte by a lesser known route, by way of its north spur.
This walk is not technically difficult although some exposure is experienced and loose, steep ground is covered in places. Due to a short section of the river passing through a narrow gorge which is impassable without technical skills and equipment care must be taken to navigate around this section. The path is marked by cairns and an occasional blue spot.
The scramble up Fuerte from the Tres Huevos ridge is marked with yellow spots and arrows.

Please do not endanger that which we are privileged to enjoy; take nothing but memories and photographs, leave nothing but footprints.
Smokers please take extra care. You will see the damage that fire can cause!
A fountain is also available at this location.
It is worth walking the extra distance upstream to check out the "impassable section" The first two waterfalls are easily circumvented if water levels are low. The third requires use of a rope. The forth is not for the average pedestrian. Caution; You will get wet!
As an alternative to ascending El Fuerte, take this path which follows the Arroyo de Acebuchal into the recently restored hamlet of Acebuchal. There is a bar restaurant situated in this delightful place, but be aware that it closes early - around 16.00Hrs. From Acebuchal follow the track leading uphill - the GR 249 to Cuatro Caminos and continue following the red and white markers of the GR 249 onto the MA-5105 Frigiliana-Torrox Rd. Turn left for Frigiliana.

2 comments

  • bennyvonne 4.5.2018

    I have followed this trail  staðfest  View more

    Very nice trail but also very difficult in some parts.
    Especially the part where the trail is bypassing the inpassable Higueron waterfall.
    We also had a lot of problem with bees in the area of the bee hives. A lot of bees on the track. Especially when road was wet,
    When reaching this area we had no other choice then to to interrupt and take other ways down to Frigiliana.

  • mynd af Glenkens Raider

    Glenkens Raider 4.5.2018

    I agree about the bees. I had to choose an alternative walk in March as both my wife and I didn't fancy upsetting them. Early in the morning they are not so numerous.
    Yes, the path which by-passes the waterfalls is a bit difficult.
    Glad that you found the route interesting.

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