Puerto de los Pilones
Puerto de los Pilones is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.784m (5,853ft) above the sea level, located in the heart of Spain’s Malaga province.
The road to the summit, located within Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The park is named after the snow that sometimes covers its heights in the winter. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Very hot in summer. Carry plenty of water. At the summit there’s a communication tower and some facilities. The trail is closed to motor vehicles during the summer season due to the high risk of fire.
This route is not suitable for normal cars. 4x4 recommended. Expect a trail pretty steep. Located a few kilometres from Marbella and very close to cities like Malaga and Ronda, the area is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude. The track goes across a wonderful Mediterranean forest. This track can get very muddy and slippery after rain.
Pic: Pio Llavona