The Ocejón is with 2,049 meters not the highest peak of the province of Guadalajara, but certainly the most emblematic, thanks to its distinctive silhouet and location. From the peak we have a wonderful view over the Sierra de Ayllón and we can also see the peaks of the Sierra de Guadarrama, including the Peñalara. The trail to it does neither present any difficulties nor require too much effort, although we do have to overcome more than 900 meters in altitude.

  • From the parking (1) we walk down the road into the village and we go right into the first street, the Calle del Rincón (2), where a signpost already indicates the Ocejón already indicated and we see the first white-red mark.
  • In the next street, the Calle Cabezadas, we also turn right and at the end of this street follow the bend further to the right (3).
  • A little further on we go left onto the path, signposted with "Camino del Ocejón" (4).
  • The marking is initially white-red and the path is easy to follow. After a considerable time of walking we turn left at a junction (5) where the marking turns white-yellow.
  • Through this path we finally reach the pass "Collado Perdices" (6). Here we see another signpost pointing straight on towards the Ocejon. A little further on the paths split and we keep right (7).
  • We walk on a trail with a lot of stones towards the Ocejón. On the last stretch we take the path to the left (8) and walk zigzag uphill to the Ocejón (9).
  • The way back is via the same route. If on the path back to the Collado Perdices you keep a bit more to the left on a narrow trail you lose less height and shorten the route a bit.

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Location of this Hike

Region: Sierra de Ayllón
Near: Majaelrayo
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Fact Sheet

Duration: 4:30 hrs.
Distance: 14.2 km
Route type: Round trip
Path type: Forest and mountain trails
Marking: White-red, white-yellow, milestones
Total difference in altitude: 942 m.
Highest point: 2,049 m.
Difficulty: Medium (3/14)

Route profile Ocejón
Last update: June 6, 2015

How to get there?

The hike starts in Majaelrayo which can be reached from Riaza via the SG-111 towards Riofrío de Riaza and then the SG-112 towards the reservoir of Riofrio and the Puerto de la Quesera. Past the Puerto de la Quesera keep following the same road for a long time to Majaelrayo. Turn left near the village, and park the car before entering the village on the left side on a big parking lot. From Guadalajara Majaelrayo can be reached via Tamajón. From Tamajón follow the GU-186 and GU-185.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: N 41 06.589
Longitude: W 3 18.236