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La Silla del Diablo, Sierra de Hoyo de Manzanares

Pleasant hike, beautiful views and tons of eagles.

Hiking Easy

13 km
532 m
531 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
987 m
High Point
1.4 km
La Silla del Diablo, Sierra de Hoyo de Manzanares Map

An accessible hike for the whole family. Dogs invited!


This is a pleasant walk with spectacular views of La Maliciosa, Madrid, La Pedriza and El Escorial.

Walking up to La Silla del Diablo you get plenty of tree coverage, which makes this a good walk during warmer temperatures. Although the trail might be closed, take your time while you walk by Peña del Buho. This point is full of eagles. The Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti), majestic predator with a 2 meter wing span.

At about one third of the way there is a path that will take you all the way up the the Devil's chair. Why is it called the devil's chair? Like in many other cases, when people didn't have an explanation for something, they would attribute the job to the devil. The rock formation unexplainably looks like a chair, too high for anyone else to sit in it. Must be the devil!

After the Silla Del Diablo it's pretty much all down hill. Little to no tree coverage but a relatively easy descend. Some parts of the trail are pretty rocky, so make sure your boots are tight. Towards the end of the hike you'll pass by a river and La Cascada del Covacho. Tons of birds! Blue tails and red bellies! Magpies and Robins. A nice resting spot before the final stroll.




Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Family friendly