Los Carrizales is a small village in the Teno Mountains, not far from the famous village of Masca. It is a hamlet in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte, in the north of Tenerife. There are two districts, Los Carrizales Bajo and Los Carrizales Alto – one lower and one higher. Both districts are located at the upper end of the gorge of the same name at an altitude of up to 600 metres above sea level.
Although the Barranco of Los Carrizales is not as well known as the nearby Masca area, it is always worth a hike because of its wild nature. Today, however, we take the high-level path over the Barranco di Carrizales, also known as the Abache Steig. This climb is already impressive to look at because of the rugged rock walls on the sides. And from up there you have dizzying views into the two steep gorges on each side of the path.
Similar to the famous Guergues Steig hike the path along the Steig of Los Carrizales will take you past an abandoned finca with an old threshing floor. At the end of the hike, you can then take a look at the Atlantic Ocean directly below you from the height of the abort edge. An impressive tour, but one that requires absolute surefootedness and a head for heights.