Among all of Castellón’s mountains, Penyagolosa Trails has the privilege of enjoying the one that gives it its name. The Penyagolosa, known as Gegant de Pedra (Giant Stone), is a peak 1814 meters high and located in the Penyagolosa Natural Park, with a land mass of about 1,100 hectares. It is a magical setting for the MiM and the CSP.
At the heart of the Penyagolosa stands the Ermitorio de Sant Joan de Penyagolosa, which is the destination of pilgrimages from surrounding villages, and which is enveloped by a myriad of stories and legends.
Surrounded by great natural wealth, the trail runs through a landscape formed by steep hills parallel to the coast, with deep ravines and wide swaths of shrub, holms and pine forests. Its significant elevation change affords a progressive change in vegetation, which has gradually adapted to the altitude and, therefore, to the mountain’s harsh continental climate.