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Jimena de la Frontera Río Hozgarganta & Castle

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Distance
3.8 mi
Elevation gain
653 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
653 ft
Max elevation
660 ft
TrailRank 
65 5
Min elevation
76 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
one hour 26 minutes
Time
one hour 52 minutes
Coordinates
1053
Uploaded
April 3, 2021
Recorded
April 2021
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  •   5 1 review

near Jimena de la Frontera, Andalucía (España)

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Itinerary description

A brilliant introductory walk where you will admire and learn about the most popular of the white village of Andalusia , Jimena de la Frontera. This river walk makes for a scenic and interesting short and easy trek. A historical artillery manufacturing facility (WW2) is detailed along the way and the path follows a centuries old Roman path along this lush and fertile river valley. At a junction where you can opt to take a right uphill path I chose to continue straight (left path) inspite of what the signage tells you, continue straight along the path until you get to the ‘end’ and onto a wide open gravel hill which leads back into the river and possibility to continue the trek on the other side of the river. You can also enjoy this area to swim or relax before climbing the boring and tedious gravel hill up to Jimena village. On entering the village you will arrive at the top high part of this moorish looking village. Continue straight along the road and paved paths and lanes for about 1km and you will arrive at the castle ruins (currently being repaired and improved) and enjoy impressive views of Jimena and the surrounding area including, on a clear day, the strait and Gibraltar rock. The way back down you can improvise and taking the general direction of the starting point you will eventually get back hopefully in one piece . Beware the steep village hills!! This is a great family walk but children under 4-5 May find the climb to the village a bit taxing. Not good on your knees and certainly not for wheelchair users!! Enjoy

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Comments  (4)

  • NickyP1 Mar 26, 2023

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Really nice and enjoyable walk, but I'd do it in reverse next time to get to the river part towards the end of the walk rather than as the beginning. 4 year old found it challenging but fun and didn't require help

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    Eddiegib Mar 26, 2023

    Nicky there’s a lovely water hole at the beginning/end where I parked the car, a little down river from there perfect for swimming. You got a hot spring day to do it - beautiful but almost way too hot for this time of year. G la ad I enjoyed it and thanks for your comment 👍🙏

  • NickyP1 Mar 26, 2023

    Found it! Spent a good 30-40min swimming in there before tackling the hilly part. We all loved it. Thanks for uploading the route

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    FP.Jost Oct 28, 2023

    We loved this trail, perfect for a walk with the dog. Thanks for sharing it!

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