Cabildo de Tenerife


Forest trails


  • A section of the La Bermeja trail (route 13) will remain closed due to the execution of silvicultural treatments. A provisional detour has been set up along the El Pastelito trail in order to access the rest of route 13
  • A section of the BC-1.8 Ramon Caminero route, by the Bermeja, will remain closed due to the implementation of silvicultural treatments, specifically the area from  Ramón Caminero (TF-21) to where it intersects with the Bermeja track
  • The section of the General de Arico track (route 9), between the crossing with the El Palmero track and the Picachos track, is closed due to subsidence in the platform

The Council launches its Electronic Administration project offering the possibility of fully processing electronically some of its administrative procedures, such as the request and authorisation to circulate with motor vehicules through forest trails.

In general it is forbidden to circulate with motor vehicles, being limited to rights of way, agro-forestry management and the work of surveillance and fire extinction. However, the Council of Tenerife, in compliance with the Forestry Law, has established the following regulations:

  • Hikers, walkers, cyclists and horseback riders may transit any forest trail.
  • Access to recreational areas, camping sites or camps can be done with any type of vehicle suitable for roads (cars, vans, buses or motorcycles, among others.)
  • For leisure and recreation with motor vehicles on forest trails, the Network of trails for the circulation of motor vehicles for recreational purposes has been enabled.

Vehicles that can access the trail Network for recreational purposes:

  • Without authorization.-
    • All-terrain vehicles.- four-wheel-drive passenger cars and vans weighing less than 3.5 metric tonnes.
    • Sport utility vehicles (SUVs).
    • “Trail” type motorcycles.
  • These must be fitted with mixed tyres, the groove depth of which should be less than or equal to 10 millimetres.
  • With authorisation (subject to a daily quota of 150 vehicles).-
    • Motorcycles equipped with trial, enduro or cross tyres.
    • Quads-atv and quadricycles with handlebar steering system.
    • All-terrain vehicles with tyres with a groove depth of between 10 and 15 millimetres.
  • Prohibited vehicles: Those with knobby tires whose groove depth is equal to or greater than 15 millimetres or whose diameter is greater than 34 inches.

The trails of the Anaga and Teno Rural Parks are considered rural roads and are therefore not subject to this regulation.

You can consult the Regulations governing the use of forest tracks, the Resolution approving the cartographic annexes and maps, both in PDF format and Kmz (if you download Google Earth). The documents are at the end of this article.

In the event of rain or strong winds frequently there are landslides and falling trees, so before circulating around the network, it is recommended to consult possible weather alerts.

Authorisations, Contact and Information

  • Area of Sustainability, Environment and Safety of the Council of Tenerife
  • Telephone: 901 501 901
  • E-mail:

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