Trinitat Nova to Vallvidrera Funicular

A beautiful ridgeline traverse of the Collserola mountain range.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
12 km
Ascent
617 m
Descent
334 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
78 m
High Point
463 m
Gradient
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Trinitat Nova to Vallvidrera Funicular Map

Description

This ambitious point-to-point hike climbs from the Trinitat Nova train station to the crest of the Collserola Mountains, and then traverses the crest all the way to the Vallvidrerar Funicular. With a lot of up-and-down sections along the way, you’ll gain over 2,000 feet of elevation along this 7.5-mile route.

The climb begins right from the train station, which is the end of both the yellow (L4) and green (L3) train lines. "After a short hike into the hills, the trail overlooks the Besòs river, marking the northern border of Barcelona, writes BarcelonaNavigator.com.

Once you gain the crest of the mountain range, you’ll enjoy expansive views of the city to your left and Parc de Collserola to your right. There aren’t many hikes in Collserola with views this grand—savor the beauty!

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Picturesque

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