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Hiking in el Parque Natural de la Sierra de Espadán

La Sierra de Espadán (or Serra d'Espadà in Valenciana) is located in one of the post mountainous provinces of Spain, in Castellón.

It's one of the biggest woodland area in the Comunidad Valenciana. It has a wide and varied ecosystem, home to a huge mix of flora and fauna (including eagles, foxes, genets, wild boar and badgers!), and it's particularly famous for its cork trees (alcornoques, or 'sureres').

The wood spans 31,182 hectares and 60km longitude, and it's highest peak, Pico Rápita, reaches 1,106m!

Many of the hiking routes around this area are fairly ad make sure you don't bite off more than you can chew! But if you do choose to hike here, it'll be well worth the effort!


The Sierra Espadán has a really rich and interesting history! The site as been a disputed territory for several eras: the Medieval castle fortifications and Moorish agricultural systems are still standing here, as well as archaeological remains, such as stone refrigerators, mills and trenches from the Civil War.



Nowadays, it's considered a jewel of the Valencian Community. Together, its fascinating historical heritage and beautiful cobbled villages and nature, are sure to impress any visitor or tourist!



Many of the hiking routes around this area are fairly advanced, so make sure you don't bite off more than you can chew! But if you do choose to hike here, it'll be well worth the effort!


Probably the most famous hiking route in the Sierra takes you to the top of Pico Espadán, which reaches 1,099m.



The route shown here in 9.3km (5.8 miles), has an elevation gain of 569m and has been described as 'one of the best and most varied' routes to ever be experienced -- high praise indeed!


Have you ever hiked in La Sierra de Espadán? What are your favourite routes there?





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