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Cañada de las Hazadillas-Cruz de la Chimba


Three hours

Approach by vehicle from Jaén: along the Quiebrajano road to the Cañada de las Hazadillas. One of the trails to get to know the Monte de la Sierra Periurban Park in depth.


We take the track that starts next to the Nature Classroom towards Llanos de Palomares; approximately 1 km away we will find a crossroads where an indicator board indicates a 4x4 route to the town of Cárchel. We take the track to the right cut by a chain, ignoring a detour to the right, also cut. We follow it for 1.5 km until we reach the plateau where the Cruz de la Chimba pass is located, crossing the Llanos de Navalopos, some curious depressions possibly of glacial origin. Just when the track becomes a path, we leave it and heading to our left we look for a refuge that is at the end of the plateau at 1154 m next to the steep slope that falls towards the Valley of the Quiebrajano.

Be very careful if you do this walk with children, since the cliffs in the refuge are gigantic. From there we have magnificent panoramic views of the Pandera and the entire valley with the city of Jaén in the background. We return to the path and after passing by the Madroñales gate, it descends to the Cañada de las Hazadillas spring.