North of Granada is located the Natural Park of Sierra de Castril, a place of great natural beauty where we can do excursions and get to know the spectacular relief. From the source of the river Castril to diverse flora and fauna it’s all a sight worth visiting.
The park features several marked trails and paths we can take:
- Barranco de la Osa
Nice tour of medium difficulty along 7.5 kilometres, where we find a cascade and which eventually leads to Barranco de la Osa.
Trail of 7.5 kilometres which will take about 4 hours with medium difficulty.
- Cerrada de la Magdalena
Of only 45 minutes length, this marked trail is possibly the shortest and least difficult and which leads us to Barranco de la Magdalena.
Low difficulty trail of 1.6 kilometres and which will take approximately 1 hour.
- Cerrada de Lezar
Route through Castril Valley, where we will see native species such as vultures and other birds.
Walking trail of little difficulty and 1.8 kilometres length which takes approximately one hour.
- Cerro del Buitre
Trial of medium difficulty along 11 kilometres leading to one of the highest peaks of the Sierra, from where you can see some species of native birds such as the vulture and enjoy views of Sierra de la Cabrilla, Sierra de Baza and Sierra Nevada among others.
Distance 10.7 kilometres of medium to high difficulty and it takes about 5 hours.
- Cortijo Del Nacimiento-Prado del Conde
13 km route on a signposted path that runs mostly along the river Castril up to its source.
The route one way takes 5 hours and has a medium-high degree of difficulty.
At the end of any of the routes you perhaps want to regain strength tasting the exquisite cuisine of the village of Castril, dishes prepared with trout from the river Castril or any of the typical sausages of the Sierra.
Castril village also has a great artisan tradition if you want to take home a souvenir.
Passing by Granada, Guadix and after bordering Sierra de Baza, change direction north to the village of Castril.
In the map below you can see in detail the road route to get from Malaga to Castril in Granada.