Caminito del Rey

Buy your ticket on time :

Check weather conditions before departure, should the route be closed you can reschedule.

Tip:Park your car at the terminus – at El Chorro (acceso Sur)

restaurant el kiosco

A good tip is to use the restroom at this restaurant and possibly buy something to drink or eat because from this location there are no restrooms and or restaurants until after the hike. and that’s only about 3 hours later.

1st access to entrance caminito del rey, king’s path


You then follow the bordes Caminito del rey. This takes you along a trail through a pine forest of about half an hour walk (2.7 km) to also the entrance to the King’s Path where ticket control takes place.

2nd access to entrance caminito del rey, king’s path:

The second option is a slightly faster route, shorter of about only 20 minutes to the entrance of the King’s Path.  however, this time you must then pass through a dark tunnel 300 meters long.

For this second option, do not take the exit immediately after the restaurant but keep walking on the main street. after about 3 minutes walk you will see on the left side of the road a sign pointing 1.5 km to Caminito del rey. you can see that a tunnel has been built through the mountain there. this tunnel is 300 meters long.

caminito del rey
on the left on hooftstraat a few minutes after restaurant EL KIOSKO

300-meter-long dark tunnel right through the mountain. is shorter.
So either you take option 1 through the forest , or you take option 2, faster and through this tunnel.

Eventually you will arrive at the entrance. see photo below.

After 30 minutes of walking we arrive at the entrance, ticket control
After 30 minutes of walking we arrive at the entrance, ticket control

how does the walk go ?

The hike runs from the north down through the gorge, 2.9 km long. you cannot walk back !!! once you arrive at the end of the hike you will reach the reservoir and train station EL CHORRO.