Hiking routes in Málaga

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This page is a full translation of the Spanish version, revised on January 16, 2022.

Main article: Málaga
Hiking in Málaga, Spain
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Mapping of small trails and municipal area of Málaga.

Status Ongoing

Malaga City Council operates some municipal and small trails for hiking.

The Regional Government of Andalusia also operates within the municipal boundaries some other trials integrated in Montes de Málaga Natural Park and in Desembocadura del Guadalhorce Natural Area.

Progress

The following table shows a complete list of short distance trails operated by the Municipal Sports Foundation of Málaga City Council.

Name Route (id/ref) Distance Description Comment Status
relation Ciudad Jardín-Puerto de la Torre PR-A 114 17.3 km Municipal trail operated by the Malaga City Council. It connects the district of Ciudad Jardín with Puerto de la Torre to the north, in a route that crosses the Montes de Málaga. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Mirador de Málaga PR-A 119 26 km Municipal trail operated by the Malaga City Council. It goes up from the gates of the Town Hall to Mirador de Málaga, then down the Jaboneros stream to the beaches of El Palo. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Puerto de la Torre-Campanillas PR-A 330 10.2 km Municipal trail operated by the Malaga City Council. Connects the district of Puerto de la Torre with the GR 248 Gran Senda del Guadalhorce trail. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation n/a PR-A 330.1 2.3 Km Municipal trail operated by the Malaga City Council. It is a link between trails. Connects the trail Ciudad Jardín - Puerto de la Torre (PR-A 114) with the trail Puerto de la Torre - Campanillas (PR-A 330). Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Peñón del Cuervo - Olías PR-A 374 21.8 km Municipal trail operated by the Malaga City Council. Connects Peñón del Cuervo with Olías (suburb). Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 

The Municipal Sports Foundation of Málaga City Council has also marked local trails around Gibralfaro[1]. The routes are marked on the ground and improvements are planned for the future. Due to their characteristics (short distances, no special footwear or fitness requirements), these routes are better suited to route=foot than route=hiking. The routes marked so far and the mapping progress are listed below:

Name Route (id/ref) Distance Description Comment Status
relation Ascenso al Mirador de la Costa 1 km Municipal trail operated by the Malaga City Council. Surroundings of Gibralfaro. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Sendero de La Malagueta 597 m Municipal trail operated by the Malaga City Council. Surroundings of Gibralfaro. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Recorriendo la Muralla 700 m Municipal trail operated by the Malaga City Council. Surroundings of Gibralfaro. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Cañada de los Ingleses 330 m Municipal trail operated by the Malaga City Council. Surroundings of Gibralfaro. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Bosque de las Hadas 328 m Municipal trail operated by the Malaga City Council. Surroundings of Victoria Mount. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 


The following table includes the trails in Montes de Málaga Natural Park operated by the Regional Government of Andalusia.

Name Route (id/ref) Distance Description Comment Status
relation Sendero El Cerrado SL-A 137 2.9 km Trail in Montes de Málaga Natural Park, operated by the Regional Government of Andalusia. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Sendero Picapedrero-Boticario SPB 6.7 km Trail in Montes de Málaga Natural Park, operated by the Regional Government of Andalusia. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Sendero Pocopán SP 2.7 km Trail in Montes de Málaga Natural Park, operated by the Regional Government of Andalusia. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Sendero Torrijos ST 0.7 km Trail in Montes de Málaga Natural Park, operated by the Regional Government of Andalusia. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Sendero Umbría de Contadoras SUC 0.9 km Trail in Montes de Málaga Natural Park, operated by the Regional Government of Andalusia. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 

The Regional Government of Andalusia operates two trails in Desembocadura del Guadalhorce Natural Area[2]. Due to their characteristics (short distances, no special footwear or fitness requirements), these routes are better suited to route=foot than route=hiking. The following table shows the information available on both in OpenStreetMap.

Name Route (id/ref) Distance Description Comment Status
relation Sendero Laguna Grande SLG 1.7 km Trails in Desembocadura del Guadalhorce Natural Area, operated by the Regional Government of Andalusia. A protected natural area of great interest for bird watching enthusiasts. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
relation Sendero del Río Viejo SRV 1.7 km Trails in Desembocadura del Guadalhorce Natural Area, operated by the Regional Government of Andalusia. A protected natural area of great interest for bird watching enthusiasts. Waymarked Trails Hiking (3/4) 
Explanation of the hiking status symbols
Symbol Meaning Usage for navigation What to do
Hiking  The hiking route needs checking, because of the unknown status usability unknown Please check status
Hiking (0/4)  The hiking route includes no or few data Don't use it Please complete
Hiking (1/4)  The hiking route contains only partly data Not recommended for use Please complete
Hiking (2/4)  The hiking route is mostly complete Usage only possible with constraints Please complete
Hiking (3/4)  The hiking route contains all the data (not approved) recommended for use Please pay attention and correct errors
Hiking (4/4)  The hiking route contains all data and the data is inspected and confirmed by at least 2 mappers recommended for use Please check for changes and additions and update

For more information about the template please see Template:State Hiking.

References

  1. «El Ayuntamiento de Málaga convertirá Gibralfaro en un pulmón verde para el disfrute ciudadano», La Opinión de Málaga, 17 February 2017 [en línea]. Availaible at: http://www.laopiniondemalaga.es/malaga/2017/02/17/ayuntamiento-convertira-gibralfaro-pulmon-verde/910379.html. Retrieved on 14 April 2017).
  2. Paraje Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, at Visitor's window to the protected natural areas of Andalusia. Retrieved on 15 April 2017.