Litero Cane Waterfall. Villavieja

    Point of departurePoint of departure:
    Plaza Mayor in Villavieja de Lozoya

    Mid-level route. It's an unmarked itinerary, where we have to be attentive to the indications reflected in the description.


    Distance: 6,6 km (IDA)

    Time: 2h 10 min

    Positive slope: 358 m

    Difficulty: 3 / 5

    GPX track

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    We start in the Plaza Mayor and taking the street of Pez we go towards the road of San Mamés. Already on the road and past the last house left on the right (former doctor's house) immediately appears the Cañada or Gallegos road. We take it to the right and on gentle ascent we pass through the Barrio de Los Llanos (Calle de los Gallegos) and we got to the railway bridge. Following the path and without deviating we will pass through the water tank passing by a path that leaves to our left. Immediately the oak forest (Rebollar) thickens until we go over a watering hole to the left of the road that tells us that we reach raso de La Cruz first and then to the Prado de Matahambre, already open field and overlooking the mountains on the front line ( from left to right: La Peñota, Port of Linera and Los Toconosos). When you reach the pine forest the road forks. We'll take the one on the right. Arriving at the Stone Bridge over the Arroyo de los Robles it is worth making a stop and enjoying the tranquility of the place. We continue along the track and when we run the slope we have to locate a small path that goes to the right of the track and that will lead us losing height to the riverbed of Arroyo Hondo. Just go up the creek by its right bank to a tolla (water handle on the ground which is usually an impassable belly). That's when we're going to wade the creek, what can be tricky for us in times of thaw, and we climbed the left bank to a berrocal, (rough more or less abrupt), that we'll leave to our left as we ascend. We arrive at a stop or watchtower from where we contemplate a small gorge, (The Cancho Litero), overlooking the mountains, (Cancho del Aguila and Lomo Gordo) and the Middle Lozoya Valley, (Villavieja and Buitrago). From there we leave the watercress to our left and gently go down the steep slope between pines and rocks to the foot of the waterfall where we find a pool.

    To return we return back to the watchtower, we walk the path to a fork that we will take on the left above a fallen pine tree and half a hillside without losing height takes us out of the pine forest to appear in the Cañada de La Solana that ends in Villavieja.

    Hiking is an activity that carries certain risks if minimum safety guidelines are not followed, it is also a practice that is carried out in the natural environment so we must know some conservation standards that help us to make the least possible impact.

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