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'Old waterpipe's path' - Masca - TENERIFE

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Distance
4.7 mi
Elevation gain
2,710 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
2,710 ft
Max elevation
2,932 ft
TrailRank 
34
Min elevation
770 ft
Trail type
Loop
Coordinates
325
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August 27, 2018
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2,932 ft
770 ft
4.7 mi

near Masca, Canarias (España)

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Itinerary description

NOT FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM DIZZINESS
One of the most beautiful hikes in Tenerife. Not easy to find but it's worth it.
Be sure to bring with you Water, food, a climbing Helmet, Hiking shoes, Water shoes (the one you use to walk on slippy rocks) for the first cave and HeadLamp (MANDATORY).
The 2nd Cave is hard to see but it's down on your left, a small hole where you must bend and walk on your knees for 20/30 meters. Afterwards you will walk with your body straight.
The 4th cave it's not very wide, I had to took off my backpack to go through it.

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,535 ft

Look up at your left and take a little path to the cave

PictographCave Altitude 1,575 ft
Photo ofFirst Cave

First Cave

This is where you need your Helmet and Headlamp. Change your shoes because it's possible to be water in it. On February there were more than 40cm of water.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,575 ft
Photo ofExit.

Exit.

Change your shoes if you changed them before and keep the right. The path could be hidden by the grass

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,043 ft
Photo ofRoute to the next Cave

Route to the next Cave

You'll see a small bridge down on your left but you must go right in the canyon through a steepy and rocky path

PictographCave Altitude 0 ft
Photo of2nd Cave

2nd Cave

There will be a small hole down on your left. Take off your backpack, wear the helmet and the Headlamp and bend on your knees to access the cave. After 20/30 Meters you will be able to straight up and walk normally

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,017 ft

Exit.

Beautiful sightseen, but this is where the danger begins. On the right of the exit it starts the waterpipe path. I will say it again, from here if you suffer from dizziness it's not for you. This should be (I hope in a future) a VIA Ferrata, but there is no safety line

PictographWaypoint Altitude 965 ft

3rd Cave

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,125 ft

EXIT

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,201 ft

4th Cave

That's the cave that I cannot walk with my backpack on my shoulders. It's tight and not for the claustrophobic

PictographWaypoint Altitude 0 ft

Exit.

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