|Take the ascending path
that starts from the parking place (915 m). You walk through a gate
(4min) (930 m) and come to a fork, where a white arrow guides you to the
right (11min) (980 m). Higher up you see Grazalema and Montecorto down
in the valley
behind you. In the plain of Llano del Endrinal the path forks by a large
sign (27min) (1110 m). Go left.
The path descends into a pine forest, where you encounter a sign for
Llano del Endrinal (40min) (1090 m). Keep right. You ascend gently to
and bend right towards the peaks
of Cerro del Simancón and Reloj (58min) (1205 m). Once you have reached
the pass (1h08min) (1245 m) the path slopes down to a plain. Continue on
the grassy path lined by stones through a gate (1h14min) (1225 m).
Walking along this beautiful path you enjoy a nice view over the plain
of Republicano spreading out on your left. The highest mountain
bordering the plain is Sierra
del Palo. The route follows a gorge of for a while passing old
cattle fences made of stones.
When the path forks (1h32min) (1265 m), go right. You climb over a
hill to a plain (1h41min) (1315 m), where the path goes on steeper
uphill between rock
formations. Again you come to a plain (1h51min) (1350 m). Crossing
the plain the path
stays quite a distance at the same level before it starts to slope down,
and then more steeply (2h14min) (1335 m) towards the peaks of Sierra
del Caíllo. A fine view opens up over the valley
of Villaluenga del Rosario on your left.
At the next fork (2h25min) (1270 m), go up right. The path leads
towards an impressive stone wall running along the crest of Fardela.
After walking through an opening
in the wall (2h45min) (1360 m) you enjoy fine mountain views. Looking
northwest you see the Cerro del Simancó, and on its left side the
Sierra del Pinar with its highest peak, the Torreón.
Do not continue along the zigzag path downhill, but return the same
way back to the Camping Tajo Rodillo (5h20min).