Higueron river hike in Frigiliana

Feet in water

A beautiful walk in Frigiliana

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rio Higueron – Frigiliana –

In this article, you will find the essential information for the hike on the Higueron river in Frigiliana :

  • A few words about this hike in Frigiliana
  • Equipment for the hike
  • Starting point of the Higueron River hike
  • What you can see on the hike
  • Rules for this hike
  • Booking accommodation
  • 4 other greats hiking trails in the surroundings
  • Some useful links

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A few words about the Higueron River Walk

The Higueron River’s hiking trail is a beautiful walk in the province of Málaga, in Axarquia. It is a medium level walk. If you walk 12 km round trip you will see the main part of the walk.

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Equipment for the hike

All you need is a pair of safe sports shoes, as the hike is done with your feet in the water.

The hike can be done with teenagers who like to walk. There is no particular danger.

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Starting point of the hike in Frigiliana

The starting point of the walk is in the main square of Frigiliana, where the sugarcane honey factory is located:


There is a sign on the side that shows the way.

In the following link the Wikiloc itinerary of this walk in Frigiliana.

Note: for the more athletic, it is possible to start the hike from the heights of Frigiliana, right next to the ruins of Lizar Castle. In this case, follow the acequia de Lizar. A very beautiful route with magnificent landscapes.

What you can see during the hike

Below, the beautiful landscape at the beginning of the walk!

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During the walk we pass several small waterfalls:

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At times, we cross small pools, time to take a break for a swim!

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The river bed also crosses gorges:

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In other places, the hike is between the rocks.

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Below is a short video of the hike of the Higueron river in Frigiliana:

The rules for this hike

We take a small backpack with food and drinks, as well as a bag to keep all the rubbish so as not to leave anything in nature.

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rio Higueron – Frigiliana

Like all ecosystems, this one is particularly fragile and everyone must protect it as best they can.

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during the walk

For safety, and although there are more than 300 days of sunshine a year, we check that there has been no rain in the previous days.

Book accommodation in Frigiliana or Nerja ?

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in Frigiliana

Below you will find all the availabilities in Frigiliana, after having indicated the desired dates:


On this link you will find all offers in Nerja: holiday homes, villas, pensions and hotels.

More ideas for hikes on the Eastern Costa del Sol?

Here are 4 wonderful hikes to discover in the region:

The Rio Patamalara hike in Competa offers a beautiful route, even with your feet in the water:

Randonnée Costa del Sol à Competa rio Patamalara

Nearby, there is also the El Saltillo hiking trail in Canillas de Aceituno which allows you to take the 3rd longest hanging bridge in Spain:

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Saltillo – Canillas de Aceituno

Here is the most famous hike in the region, a marvel: the rio Chillar hike in Nerja:

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Here is one last idea for a hike: the mesa de Mazmullar hike in Comares. The hike ends with a memorable descent into an aljibe!

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aljibe Mazmullar – Comares

Some useful links

Here is a great car rental agency in Andalucia and more specifically at Malaga airport : book a rental car.

If you are in the area for a few days, here is a selection of some great activities :

Discover other beautiful places in Andalusia in the Andalusia blog pages.

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