The Maroma
The Maroma

During this walk we ascend to La Maroma, the highest peak of the Sierra de Tejeda and Málaga. Climbing this peak is a popular activity among Malagueños. During the first part of the hike we walk through the forest. However when we get over the Collado Lobera and walk over the crest towards the summit of La Maroma our efforts are very much rewarded: on our right we have a beautiful view over the Sierra de Tejeda and to our left over the Mediterranean Sea.

  • From the car park of the recreation area El Robledal (1) we take the trail that starts at the big information panel of the route. After fifteen minutes we arrive at about 1,100 metres at a fork (2) where we turn left.
  • At about 1,400 metres we reach the viewpoint "Vista Panorámica Valle del Temple" (3), from which we can view up to the Mulhacén of the Sierra Nevada.
  • We now simply follow the trail, which is well marked with posts with arrows on it, white-green stripes, arrows on the rocks and milestones. Further on the trail becomes narrower.
  • We go over the Collado de Rojas (4) and further on over the Collado de Lobera (5). From here we walk the last stretch over a ridge towards the Maroma with great views over the Sierra de Tejeda and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Eventually through the trail marked with milestones we reach at 2,068 metres the summit of La Maroma (6).
  • The return is via the same route.

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The Maroma

During this walk we ascend to La Maroma, the highest peak of the Sierra de Tejeda and Málaga. Climbing this peak is a popular activity among Malagueños. During the first part of the hike we walk through the forest. However when we get over the Collado Lobera and walk over the crest towards the summit of La Maroma our efforts are very much rewarded: on our right we have a beautiful view over the Sierra de Tejeda and to our left over the Mediterranean Sea.

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Location of this Hike

Region: Sierra de Tejeda
Near: Ventas de Zafarraya
Nubes dispersas con lluvias
27 °C
13 °C

Fact Sheet

Duration: 5:15 hrs.
Distance: 16.0 km
Route type: Round trip
Path type: Forest and mountain trails
Marking: Signposts, arrows, milestones
Total difference in altitude: 1,005 m.
Highest point: 2,068 m.
Difficulty: Medium (5/14)

Route profile The Maroma
Last update: September 8, 2014

How to get there?

From Málaga follow the A-7 to the east and take exit 272 to Vélez-Malaga. Next follow the A-356 to Viñuela and then the A-402 to Ventas de Zafarraya and Alhama de Granada. Between Ventas de Zafarraya and Alhama de Granada at km. 35.7 turn right onto the dirt road. Follow the road for about 5 kilometres to the recreation area El Robledal where we park the car and start the hike.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: N 36 55.761
Longitude: W 3 57.744