R-5 Sendero de la Mina de la Trinidad
To the west of the urban centre of Benalmádena Pueblo, following the A-368 road at an altitude of approx. 260 metres, and at the entrance of the Retamar residential area.
Under the 'Cerro del Moro', at an altitude of 925 metres. The Trinity Mine, located at an altitude of 450 metres.
2km up to the Trinity Mine and then another 6km approximately to the 'Cerro del Moro'.
The journey forms part of the same A-368 road, which gradually ascends over this road and continues horizontally until you arrive at the underpass that crosses the A-7 motorway.
After that, the route branches off: the branch that heads north starts to ascend and follows the course of the small valley up to an altitude of approximately 400 metres, to lose itself among the vegetation.
The left branch, which goes in a westerly direction also ascends and continues up to the Trinity Mine.
Until you reach the mine, the vegetative landscape appears to be very deteriorated, since it is mainly made up of an esparto where some pines, junipers and wild olive trees break its monotony.
This spot marks the turning point of the route as the slope increases considerably, leaving 475 metres left to climb in order to arrive at 'Cerro del Moro'. Nevertheless, it is worth the effort to do this stretch despite its difficulty due to the magnificent views that you get from here. You are able to make out towns located in the west such as: 'Fuengirola' and 'Mijas', as well as a good part of the 'Sierra de Mijas' mountain range, the coastline, and practically the whole town of Benalmadena.
The vegetation continues to be an esparto until you arrive at the foot of the 'Cerro del Moro', where you can see a deteriorated esparto and signs of kermes oak, as well as some examples of stunted looking oaks. On the section, where the route runs by the slope directed towards 'Mijas' (to the west), small masses of pine trees also begin to appear here.
Address : Carretera
Town : Benalmádena
Province : Málaga
Surroundings : Mountain
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