Hiking Siete Lagunas, Sierra Nevada is a tough all-day hike with spectacular views and a steep uphill from the start. This is a rewarding hike with the stunning lakes at the halfway point before you descend and head home.
We parked at the parking in Trevelez (highest village in Spain) for two nights. It was very quiet, but this was in February.
No, the terrain and elevation make this unsuitable for children.
There area few bars and shops in Trevelez village but nothing on route.
This is a well-known and classic Sierra Nevada hike, so expect to see other people, the area around the lakes is a popular spot for hikers to camp before tacking Mulhacén.
Hiking Siete Lagunas, Sierra Nevada, Spain
This is a challenging full-day hike, with a tough, never ending ascent up to La Campinuela refuge and some difficult underfoot terrain. We encountered snow, but nothing that couldn’t be crossed with relative ease until we arrived at the refuge where we had to admit defeat and turn back.
You start at the top of the village, where the track is signposted clearly. Traverse upwards along the valley, with some steep ascending sections, through open mountain terrain and some wooded areas, following the regular yellow and white markers. You will emerge above the tree line with the refuge in sight and the onward path clearly marked.
The route can take you further to Laguna Hondera or the summit of Mulhacén, if you want a longer and more challenging hike, although you may need to overnight for the summit.
There is spectacular scenery all the way, with huge skies and mountain vistas, particularly when you crest the ridge to see Mulhacén in all its’ glory.