Known as the world’s most dangerous path, El Caminito del Rey, is newly restored and now open to the public.
The King’s Little Pathway, is a walkway, located along the walls of a narrow gorge, in the village of El Chorro, near Malaga Spain. The path rises 328 feet above the river below, and is the site where 5 hikers plunged to their death between 1999 and 2000.
Comprised of board walks, forest paths, and walkways, and characterized by long distance, and steep slopes, the estimated time for the full 7.7 km (4.7 miles) length of the linear hike, is between 4 and 5 hours. In some sections the path is no more than a yard wide. El Caminito del Rey reopened in March 2015.
If you’re venturing out on this path, better be sure you know what you’re doing. Wear proper clothing and footwear, know the upcoming weather conditions, bring plenty of water, food, and first aid. And, never hike alone.
For more information on planning a trip to El Caminito, go to: www.caminitodelrey.info.
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