Sierra de la Sagra in Granada is located across the Sierras de Cazorla and Segura. If we visit Sierra de la Sagra during the winter, it is quite likely that we find snow and roads cut because its weather is quite cold; however if we visit during spring or summer we can enjoy beautiful scenery during our ascent to the summit.
If we want to ascend to the summit of Sierra de la Sagra we find different options when choosing our starting point:
- Collado de las Viboras
Starting the hiking trail from 'Collados de Abajo de la Sagra' we follow the trail that brings us to the base of 'La Pedrera' at 1818 metres height; without leaving the rail of Umbria de la Sagra we descend until reaching Toscanillos at 1730 m altitude.
Continuing along this path will come to a fork that offers a descent to the 'Refugio de la Sagra' and an ascent to 'Las Viboras' (1852 meters); we take the second path which will lead us to the eastern summit of La Sagra at 2383 metres height.
This trail is of low difficulty and its length is about 5.24 kilometres. You can drive to the Refuge de la Sagra to save part of the journey.
- Ascension to La Sagra from the northern side
This route begins near the camping area is known as 'Las Santas', a place which can be reached by road and which is situated about 22 kilometres from Huescar.
From there we take the path that will lead us to the top along beautiful views and a perfectly marked trail from where after an hour and a half of ascension, we begin to see the summit of La Sagra.
- Ascension to La Sagra from the southern side
From Huescar we get to the Cortijo del Agua at about 23 kilometres from where we can also do other tours such as the Cueva del Agua. The ascent to the summit will take us about two and a half hours approximately.
During the ascent we find the cave Cueva de los Candeleros, formerly used as a shelter and which has a difficult access because of its narrow entrance.
Once at the top we find two shelters, formed by rocks to cut the wind and ideal if you carry a sleeping bag during the summer season. From here we can see at night the Milky Way and other surrounding mountains like Sierra Nevada.
Other interesting places you can visit in Sierra Sagra are:
- Bridge Tables over the River Barbate
Great place to camp, with prepared areas for barbecues next to the river.
- Las Santas
This place located near the hermitage of the same name is the starting point of many hiking trails. It is characterized by the streams that pass through the area throughout the year and camping areas.
- Cañada de los Cazadores
Starting point for various hiking trails including the aforementioned cave Cueva de los Candeleros during the ascent to the peak of Sagra. The area Cañada de los Cazadores is situated 17 kilometres from Huescar and 4 kilometres from Puente de las Tablas.
To reach Huescar we take the road to go to Granada and Guadix from where we follow the road N-342 direction to Baza. After passing Dullar and Galera, we reach Huescar.
In the map below you can see the route in more detail.