Jabalcuz, an epic enthralling road

Jabalcuz is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.610m (5,282ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Jaén in the autonomous community of Andalusia in south-central Spain.


Tucked away in Montes de Jaén, in the Subbaetic or Sub-Baetic System mountain range, the road to the summit is pretty challenging, with concrete and unpaved sections. 4x4 vehicles are recommended. At 895masl the road is closed to vehicles by a barrier.

Starting from Urbanización Jabalcuz/Bellavista (A-6050 road junction), the road to the summit is 9,7km (6.02 miles) long. Over this distance the average gradient is 9%, hitting a 17% through some of the ramps.

The drive offers stunning views of Jaén city and its surroundings. The summit hosts an abandoned forest hut. Ideal time to travel is daylight. Not advised night drive.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: Samuel Jiménez Jara