The Most Dangerous Trail In The World… Just Don’t Look At The Last Photo.
Matthew Karsten is also known as The Expert Vagabond. He’s a travel addict and photographer. On a recent adventure, Matt journeyed to the South of Spain to hike one of its most dangerous paths, the Caminito del Rey. The crumbling mile-long concrete trail is over 100 years old and 350 feet high, which is why it attracts adrenaline junkies and rock climbers from all over the world. Matt spent four days there hiking the dangerous pathway 8 times!
Spanish King Alfonso XIII walked the pathway in 1921, which is why it’s called “The King’s Little Pathway.”
In 1905, the walkway was completed after 4 years of construction. Workers would move materials back and forth between the two hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls.
Large gaping holes along the path reveal the Guadalhorce River below. Just don’t look down.
Many sections where the concrete collapsed create large gaps and expose the narrow steel beams that are rotting away.
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