Hiking to Jaragán

Day hike to Jaragán

La Gomera, Spain

This point to point hike takes you from San Sebastian to the cliff Roque Jaragán passing by cactuses and rocks and brings beautiful views of Tenerife.


Starting/Finishing point

Pedestrian area in

San Sebastian de La Gomera


10 kilometres to Jaragán and back

Length of time

2-4 hours


+/-500 metres





Shoes to choose

Trail running shoes are just fine


Before leaving La Gomera we felt like a doing a short hike nearby in the morning after breakfast. We found this point to point hike to Roque Jaragán starting right at our hotel in San Sebastian.

The first part of the trail runs along the highest street of San Sebastian, Calle de la Orilla del Llano. From the pedestrian area in San Sebastian you have quite an ascent to get to the street. Less if you stay at the Parador de La Gomera. Then you just walk through the gates and continue straight forward.

After 2,5 kilometres you reach a roundabout and from there you leave the road and walk along a trail. At first the trail follows a small road until you pass by a few houses.

From then trail windles upwards through a beautiful canyon with cactuses and low vegetation.

Approaching the top of Jaragán there is less and less vegetation. The top is actually quite flat with views of Teide and the northern parts of La Gomera.

You then walk the same way back.

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