This hike starts from the Puerto de Morcuera at 1,800 meter and takes us without too much effort to above 2,100 meter. It is a typical high mountain hike: little vegetation, rocky and the last part over a ridge, thanks to which we have a wide view in all directions during the hike. From Najarra and the Collado de Najarra we have a wide view over the Parque Regional de la Cuenca Alta de Manzanares with the Pedriza and the reservoir of Santillana.

  • From the car park (1) we walk a small stretch further uphill towards the Puerto de Morcuera (2).
  • On this pass we turn left onto a trail that is closed with a snow fence through which we can go via a gate.
  • From here we just follow the white-yellow marking of this trail. Since we walk most of the time on a crest, it is impossible to lose track here.
  • Once on the Collado de Najarra (3), on the highest point of the route, we follow the trail back to the Puerto de Morcuera and the car park.

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Location of this Hike

Region: Sierra Norte de Madrid
Near: Miraflores de la Sierra
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Fact Sheet

Duration: 2:30 hrs.
Distance: 8.5 km
Route type: Round trip
Path type: Mountain trail
Marking: White-yellow
Total difference in altitude: 405 m.
Highest point: 2,140 m.
Difficulty: Easy (2/14)

Route profile Najarra
Last update: October 27, 2013

How to get there?

Take from Madrid the M-607 to Tres Cantos/Colmenar el Viejo. Near Colmenar, take the M-609 to Soto/Miraflores and follow the M-609/M-611 to Miraflores de la Sierra. In Miraflores keep following the M-611 to Rascafría. Between km 17 and 18 we reach the Puerto de Morcuera. Just before this pass lies a big parking lot from where the hike starts.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: N 40 49.681
Longitude: W 3 49.809