Cabeza Mediana
Cabeza Mediana

This is an easy walk that without significant effort takes us to the small peak Cabeza Mediana, at about 1,330 metres. From the top we have a nice view on among others the Maliciosa, Siete Picos and the Sierra de Hoyo.

  • The walk starts at the left side of the road where we parked the car (1) close to some houses. We follow this broad path and at a fork (2) go straight on.
  • A little further on (3) we ignore a side trail on the right. A little further on the bend first turns to the right and then to the left. Here we ignore the path on the right and at the Y -junction (5) we turn right and go up.
  • This path we follow for a long time. We cross a wide path where we go straight on (6). Further on we ignore a path on the left. We walk across an open field where we go straight ahead. Eventually we arrive at a dirt road that with some zigzag bends goes up (7). It is easier, however, to go straight ahead taking a short cut until we reach a bend in the dirt road ( 8 ), where we turn left .
  • We follow this dirt road all the time. Further on we pass a junction with a path down to the left (9), which we ignore . We further follow the dirt road and eventually reach the top of the Cabeza Mediana (10).
  • From Cabeza Mediana we walk back to the previous junction (9), where we turn right to go down. This path we follow down. It takes a left turn and a little further at the Y -junction (11) we keep left .
  • We arrive at a narrow path (12) where we turn left. We cross a firebreak (13 ) where we go straight ahead and we end up on a dirt road (14) where we turn right further down .
  • Further on we reach a T-junction (15) where we turn left . A little further at a Y-junction (16) we keep right and we continue on the dirt road .
  • This way we eventually arrive at the path of the way out (5) where we turn right and walk back to the car (1).

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Location of this Hike

Region: Sierra de Guadarrama
Near: Moralzarzal
Despejado
25 °C
11 °C

Fact Sheet

Duration: 2:45 hrs.
Distance: 12.3 km
Route type: Circular route
Path type: Dirt roads, trails
Marking: None
Total difference in altitude: 355 m.
Highest point: 1,331 m.
Difficulty: Easy (0/14)

Route profile Cabeza Mediana
Last update: June 14, 2014

How to get there?

From Madrid take the A6 towards La Coruña and take exit 39 towards the Puerto de Navacerrada. At the first roundabout turn right onto the M -608 towards Collado Villalba and Moralzarzal. Follow the M -608 until Moralzarzal. When we are in Moralzarzal, turn left towards Mataelpino. Follow this road through a number of roundabouts. When we see a garden center on our right, we turn left onto the road and we park the car somewhere nearby.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: N 40 41.886
Longitude: W 3 57.786