Garganta de los Infiernos

Garganta de los Infiernos, Jerte: Hours, Address, Garganta de los Infiernos Reviews: 4.5/5

Garganta de los Infiernos
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
What people are saying
Nice walk till there... and beyond
May 2018
We walked to the Garganta de los Infiernos on an average day early may, but even then it was rather crowdy already. Be sure to have good walking shoes, the terrain isn't always smooth : the few rough cobblestone parts can be more difficult for stepping than the trails in the woods (nevertheless we've seen several persons with slippers - looked crazy). You can choose to stop at the waterfalls of the river (called Los Pilones) - like most people seem to do, or continue further. Not that much people seem to continue beyond the waterfalls - but you get some really beautiful views along the road. After the cascades of Los Pilones the track follows the river on a higher altitude for a while - and instead of crossing the river by the bridge near the ruins of the mill we decided to continue following the trail. A short time later we had to cross a small river full of rock which was along our path, full of big rocks - so my wife needed some help to cross - but it was possible. Actually - after that river there isn't much path left - so probably we should have crossed the river further upstream where a bridge should link to a trail. A next occasion to cross the river for returning is a very ancient bridge at the 'Carlos V' point a few km further (joining again the trail coming from the other bridge upstream of the other river) From that point the trail starts climbing again. Near the top it changes into a concrete road to descend (rather steep) to the starting point - which is the less enjoyable part of the hike.
Wonderful outing - read more for details about access and the trail
Jun 2017
We were advised by some acquaintances to cool off on a hot day at Los Pilones, a series of natural swimming pools, at the Garganta de los Infiernos. The trailhead is easily reached from the main highway that passes through the Jerte Valley. You drive through a campground (watch out for the short single lane bridges) to a Nature Center (Centro de Interpretaciónes) where the trailhead is located. Parking is limited but there is overflow parking on the road leading to and from the center. There is also a small inexpensive restaurant on site for sit-down meals or sandwiches and cold drinks to go. It's a three kilometer walk to the pools on a well-marked trail. Depending on the weather and your fitness level, it's a 45-60 minute walk that is not technically difficult. It is a steady uphill climb with about 100 meters' gain in elevation. It was a very hot day and we were relieved to discover that most of the trail had shade (small oaks predominating) and there were only a few small exposed stretches. The trail was very pretty, offering occasional views of the surrounding mountains and terraced farms. The last several hundred meters is an old cobblestone road. Once there, you will be rewarded by several interconnected pools of refreshingly chilly and very clear water. Many families and groups of young people were picnicking and relaxing. They were very mellow and conscientious about packing their trash out and picking up random bits left by others. The surrounding area is a fruit growing region, specializing in cherries. It is beautiful in its own right and the cherries are sublime!

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Danny M
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Nice walk till there... and beyond
May 2018 • Couples
We walked to the Garganta de los Infiernos on an average day early may, but even then it was rather crowdy already.
Be sure to have good walking shoes, the terrain isn't always smooth : the few rough cobblestone parts can be more difficult for stepping than the trails in the woods (nevertheless we've seen several persons with slippers - looked crazy).
You can choose to stop at the waterfalls of the river (called Los Pilones) - like most people seem to do, or continue further. Not that much people seem to continue beyond the waterfalls - but you get some really beautiful views along the road.
After the cascades of Los Pilones the track follows the river on a higher altitude for a while - and instead of crossing the river by the bridge near the ruins of the mill we decided to continue following the trail. A short time later we had to cross a small river full of rock which was along our path, full of big rocks - so my wife needed some help to cross - but it was possible.
Actually - after that river there isn't much path left - so probably we should have crossed the river further upstream where a bridge should link to a trail.

A next occasion to cross the river for returning is a very ancient bridge at the 'Carlos V' point a few km further (joining again the trail coming from the other bridge upstream of the other river)
From that point the trail starts climbing again.
Near the top it changes into a concrete road to descend (rather steep) to the starting point - which is the less enjoyable part of the hike.
Written 19 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

no_place_unlike_home
Albuquerque50 contributions
Wonderful outing - read more for details about access and the trail
Jun 2017 • Family
We were advised by some acquaintances to cool off on a hot day at Los Pilones, a series of natural swimming pools, at the Garganta de los Infiernos. The trailhead is easily reached from the main highway that passes through the Jerte Valley. You drive through a campground (watch out for the short single lane bridges) to a Nature Center (Centro de Interpretaciónes) where the trailhead is located. Parking is limited but there is overflow parking on the road leading to and from the center. There is also a small inexpensive restaurant on site for sit-down meals or sandwiches and cold drinks to go.

It's a three kilometer walk to the pools on a well-marked trail. Depending on the weather and your fitness level, it's a 45-60 minute walk that is not technically difficult. It is a steady uphill climb with about 100 meters' gain in elevation. It was a very hot day and we were relieved to discover that most of the trail had shade (small oaks predominating) and there were only a few small exposed stretches. The trail was very pretty, offering occasional views of the surrounding mountains and terraced farms. The last several hundred meters is an old cobblestone road.

Once there, you will be rewarded by several interconnected pools of refreshingly chilly and very clear water. Many families and groups of young people were picnicking and relaxing. They were very mellow and conscientious about packing their trash out and picking up random bits left by others.

The surrounding area is a fruit growing region, specializing in cherries. It is beautiful in its own right and the cherries are sublime!
Written 12 June 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,538 contributions
This was our highlight of our trip to ... Portugal!
Apr 2017 • Family
We stopped here on the way to Portugal and it really was one of our 3 highlights of this 12 day trip! Not just the cascades /river were gorgeous but also the walk to it. Of course, we were here in the right season: not too hot and full of flowers!
Written 19 April 2017
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232Rainer
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain112 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2017
Like being in the Alps! Even better at cherry blossom time. Lots of walking trails. Wild life, falcons lots of different birds of pray. Clear mountain streams to bathe in in summer.
Written 1 April 2017
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Ceasaw
Bedar, Spain6 contributions
Stunning scenery
Sep 2016 • Family
After a long hot walk we reached the most stunning waterful run with pools to swim in. Not really much of an area to sunbathe.
Written 8 September 2016
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Erica H
United Arab Emirates75 contributions
A surprise hike
Jul 2016
We went to the polines which are very nice swimming pools in the river. The hike was a lot longer and steeper then we anticipated. It was nice though.
Written 27 July 2016
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Jac T
London, UK23 contributions
An amazing place
Jul 2015 • Couples
Hiked up here in the summer months, it took about 45 minutes to get to the pools (Los Pilones). We went up at about 16h stayed until about 21h and it was just magical. The waters warm and crystal clear and the landscape stunning. Spring time is next, as we want to see the cherry blossom.
Written 14 July 2015
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Frank H
London, UK2 contributions
Extraordinary
Jun 2015 • Couples
A really good walk up from Jerte through shaded woods and back down to a good restaurant in the village.
Written 29 June 2015
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Juan G
Oslo, Norway15 contributions
Gorgeous and plenty of fun opportunities
Apr 2014 • Couples
I did a cycling route to Los Pilones. Amazing both for fun as mountain biker and for enjoying the landscape. It seems also pretty good for hiking, birdwatching, road cycling, kayaking or just relaxing in the nature
Written 23 April 2014
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Alan R
Northwich10 contributions
Well worth a visit
Apr 2013
Reserve is just outside Jerte and is a pleasant location near the river. Good bird watching opportunities.
Written 1 May 2013
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