Campos de Hernán Perea, an adventure track you will never forget
Located in Jaén province, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia, southern Spain, Campos de Hernán Perea is said to be the largest high plateau in the country.
Located in the heart of the Sierra de Segura, within the Natural Park of Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, the road to the karst plateau, also spelled on many maps as Perea, is totally unpaved. It’s called JV-7045, GR 144(path name) and JF-7091. Along the way there are 2 mountain refuges (Refugio Cañada Humosa and Refugio Forestal Monterilla).
The road is rough in parts, so 4x4 vehicle is recommended. It's a very scenic drive. Along the way you’ll find abandoned forest houses, isolated ancient pine trees and stunning landscape. The drive is 44 km (27.34 miles) long, and runs from Don Domingo, a town of Santiago-Pontones municipality, to JF-7091.
It’s a high mountain road, topping out at 1.757m (5,764ft) above the sea level. The road can be accessed year round but may be closed in winter when the weather is bad. It is very important to check weather forecasts, as heavy snow can cause serious difficulties, and turning the area into an arctic landscape.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: miguel lomas