JUANAR – EL TAJO NEGRO


Hill Walk February 13, 2023 10:30am The unmade road just beyond the Refugio de Juanar Hotel. Please do not use the hotel car park.
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Graeme Leslie

 

From the meeting point close to the Refugio de Juanar the walk proceeds up the unmade road and through the forest gate.  Shortly after this point a path to the left is taken leading towards the Ojén Mirador (Mirador del Corzo).

 

After passing the mirador the route continues through pine forest before beginning the ascent of the Tajo Negro.  This section of the walk, although not technically difficult, involves walking over an exposed rock face with little vegetation or other shelter.

 

Following this ascent a first peak is reached, marked by a stone cairn.  After continuing along a ridge for 200m the route then arrives at the peak of Tajo Negro with its cluster of aerials and other electronic equipment.  A short scramble up the final section is rewarded by fine views along the coast to Gibraltar and beyond.

 

The path then descends steeply through pine forest to the Macho Montés Mirador overlooking Marbella.  From here a hidden track beside the Arroyo de Juanar brings the route back to the starting point close to the Refugio de Juanar.

 

Directions to the Meeting Place

 

From Marbella

Take the A355 direction Ojén. Continue past Ojén. About 1 - 2 km after the top of the hill, the turn-off for the Refugio de Juanar is signposted on the left. Take this turn-off and continue, about 5 km, until reaching the end of the paved road. At this point the hotel is on the right. Straight ahead is an unmade road in which it is possible to park. Please do not use the hotel carpark.

 

From Coín/Alhaurín/Cártama

Take the A355 direction Marbella. About 5 - 6 km after Monda, the turn-off for the Refugio de Juanar is signposted on the right. Take the turn-off and continue, about 5 km, until reaching the end of the paved road. At this point the hotel is on the right. Straight ahead is an unmade road in which it is possible to park. Please do not use the hotel carpark.

 

 

6.5 km Medium 314 m
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