What is the Barrando del Inferno?

The Barranco del Infierno is with no hesitation one of the most popular hikes in Tenerife. Its appealing name contributed to this, but the main reason lies in its proximity to the most important tourist resorts in the island. Well, the main reason really lies in the beauty of the ravine itself.

Since it is not a complex walk it appeals to both hikers and less experienced walkers. This created some problems some years ago and the local authorities had introduced some limitations to avoid crowds, queues and other problems related to crowds

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How long is the Barrando del Infierno?

The Barranco is seven kilometers. You should estimate a three hour hiking time. It is not a moderate hike in terms of difficulty. It is not a circular route, so basically you will return using the same route you used to get to the end of the trek.

Price to enjoy el Barranco

You need to book in advance to enjoy the Barranco del infierno since there is a daily 300 people limitation. Price is close to 10 €.

Tours to enjoy El Barranco del Infierno

If you want to combine the day at teh Barranco del Infierno with a gastronomy excursion and a tour of Adeje we recommend you to book the tour below.  It includes transportation, entrance fees and food and drinks in the company of an experienced guide

Things to bear in mind prior to your visit

  • Pre-booking is mandatory!
  • A helmet is mandatory throughout all the trek and will be provided at the entrance.
  • We strongly recommend enjoying the trek during the morning to avoid the heat.
  • It is not recommended to enjoy this trek in rainy day nor windy days.
  • In case you do not book a guided tour make sure you bring your booking information with you in paper or mobile phone.
  • Children under 5 cannot enjoy the trek.

Route to follow in El Barranco del Infierno and what to expect


The route once you are at El Barranco is pretty straight-forward. You will find on your way smaller paths to your left and right. Simply ignore them and continue all the way on the main path.

One of our favorite things in El Barranco del Infierno is vegetation and it changes through the trek. As you get closer inside the ravine the landscape gets drier. Water from this area is used for irrigation further south. The first interesting viewpoint is Acequia Larga. You will arrive after 30 minutes of walking. You will enjoy fantastic views of the southern coast and the Adeje area. The last area where you will be able to stop is called La Cojedera, a good place to enjoy a break. From this area owwards you cannot stop. The path becomes greener and narrower.

Continue for 30 more minutes on the same path and you will arrive to a stream. You will encounter much more vegetation in this area of the ravine. You will find some pools along the stream and after a short more difficult walk of fewer than ten minutes, you will encounter a beautiful 200-meter waterfall! The waterfall is well-protected by the steep ravine walls. Depending on the time of the year the waterfall brings more or less water.

The waterfall is your prize at the end of this trek and we are sure you will be able to take excellent pictures here. You will need to return using the same path from where you arrived.

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