Peña de la Cabra
Point of departure:
Puerto de La Puebla
Unmarked route to one of the most characteristic peaks of the Sierra Norte and sierra del Rincón, because its silhouette is visible from any point, so… it's about time we reached its peak!
Peña de la Cabra is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular watchtowers in the entire Sierra Norte, with his 1831 m altitude and no neighboring peaks to make you “Shadow” gives us a panoramic view 360 about the Sierra Norte and Ayllón.
The queen summit of the Sierra del Rincón, and not because it's the highest but if the most characteristic, it's a relatively easy summit to reach if we start our route from the port of La Puebla, as we started our journey at a height of 1638 m. In the same port we have a small parking lot. From here we take the path that by the cordal is heading south. Shortly after we started we passed a communications antennae and soon after the road goes up a stone that leads to a small “Window” to continue walking through the cordal alomado. Once on the hill of La Portezuela, where we see some antennae again, we descend to the hill of the Tiesa, passing a little earlier through the fire hold shed (forest firefighters).
Once on the hill, we continue along the cordal incorporating a path, that moves to the right of the cordal to avoid the hills that happen before reaching the last ramp that leaves us back in the cordal, right in front of Peña de La Cabra. The trail climbs making its way between rocks and heathers to the same summit. The views are extraordinary, a whole mountain circus surrounds us, south la Sierra de La Cabrera, Long Rope and peñalara massif, west the Carpetanos Mountains, north Somosierra, that gives way to the Sierra de Ayllón with the Onions, Pico del Lobo, Closed and Cerro de la Calahorra, and the East the continuation of the intricate Sierra de Ayllón where the Oejón stands out in the background.
After this binge of panoramas, we go back on our way to the Hill of the Tiesa, where we take the track that goes to our right and that missing the hillside by a beautiful pine forest leaves us on the road, just a few meters up the road leave us again in the port.