Overlooked by the ruins of a medieval castle perched on the top of a hill, Moclin is a very picturesque village. This popular circuit takes you down into the gorge below the village. In the narrowest part, there are wooden walkways attached the cliff face and a hanging bridge across the fast-flowing river. There is some steep climbing and descending, but you’re rewarded with fabulous views in all directions, including across to the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Level The route is quite short, but involves a steep descent followed by a steady climb. It uses well-maintained tracks and paths, and there is a wooden walkway and hanging bridge through the gorge. Signposting is generally good, so it’s easy to follow.
When to go The route is possible all year round, but start early in summer to avoid the worst of the heat. The views are best in winter and early spring, when snow caps the Sierra Nevada and other mountains.
Water You can get water in Moclín, at a picnic area near Olivares and at a fountain in the river valley.
Location: North of Granada
This circular hike starts from the village of Moclín.
By Car: From Granada, take the GR-43 to Pinos Puente and then keep right on the GR-3408 when the motorway ends. After another 9 km, turn left towards Tiena (staying on the GR-3408) and continue through Tiena to Moclin. You can park in a field on the far side of the village.
By Bus: Service 323 goes from Granada to Moclín four times a day from Monday to Friday and there is one service a day on Saturdays. Most services take about an hour.