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Ruta de las Cascadas de Anna: Beautiful Waterfalls in Anna

It’s hard to imagine a place where there are three waterfalls set in such lush greenery. Especially when they’re located in a dry place in the Valencia region.

I found this waterfall route via Google Maps and was curious what I would discover. Even while driving towards the Ruta de las Cascadas de Anna, it was hard to imagine there would be waterfalls nearby.

However, these waterfalls do exist, and they’re beyond beautiful. The Ruta de las Cascadas de Anna offers a unique experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

In this article, we will guide you through everything you need to know about these lush waterfalls and why they are worth visiting.

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How to get to Ruta de las Cascadas de Anna?

Getting to Ruta de las Cascadas de Anna is relatively easy.

Located in the Valencia region, it’s accessible by car or public transportation. I would personally recommend getting here by car, as this is a lot more convenient to reach Anna. Public transportation options are limited.

If you choose to drive, the journey takes you through countryside roads, adding to the overall charm of the trip.

It takes around 50 minutes to get here by car from Valencia, La Drova or Gandia.

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Once you arrive in Anna, follow the signs to the waterfalls, and you’ll soon find yourself in nature’s paradise.

If you see the playground in the picture below, then you know you’re at the right place to start this waterfall journey!

Do keep in mind that the hiking trails on the route itself can be a bit challenging.

gorgo de la escalera route

How much time is needed here?

One of the first questions that may come to mind is how much time you need for this adventure. I would say you will need at least half a day for this route. The total route is around 6 kms long, but you can also choose to see only the first two waterfalls.

The route offers different hiking trails, and while they aren’t too long, they can be challenging.

Additionally, you’ll likely want to swim in the waterfalls or the nearby Gorgo de la Escalera, so taking your time to soak in all the beauty is essential.

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What to expect at Ruta de las Cascadas de Anna

So, what can you expect when you finally reach the beginning of the hiking trails? Read on to find out.

Gorgo Gaspar

As you embark on the route, Gorgo Gaspar is the first waterfall you’ll encounter. While it may be small in size, it’s a pretty sight to see.

You can even go swimming in its natural pool. It’s a promising start to your exploration of the Ruta de las 3 Cascadas de Anna.

gorgo gaspar

Cascada de los Vikingos

At the beginning of these trails, you will have to make a steep descend. This can be a bit challenging. If you have mobility issues this will be a very difficult path.

After this slightly challenging hike, you will reach the second waterfall, Cascada de los Vikingos. This majestic waterfall is my personal favorite in the entire Valencia region.

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One of the trails

As Cascada del Salto is often viewed as the most beautiful waterfall of the three, the natural beauty of the second waterfall took me by surprise.

Here you also have the opportunity to enjoy a swim. However, exercise caution and avoid swimming too closely under the waterfall, as the strong water drop can be dangerous.

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Waterfall near Costa del Azahar

Cascada del Salto

To reach Cascada del Salto, you have two options: either trek through Cascada de los Vikingos or venture through Gorgo de la Escalera, a nearby natural pool.

Option 1

Opting for the former, you’ll need to embark on a challenging ascent, navigating a steep path to reach the top. From there, you’ll walk for approximately 1 kilometer to finally arrive at Cascada del Salto. Along the way, there is a rope to provide support as you make your way to the top.

It’s good to know where the ascent starts, as it’s quite hidden. If you look at Cascada de los Vikingos, it’s to the left of the waterfall, nearby the end of the small water bridge. When you’ve passed the bridge, you will see a place with a rope. That’s the place to start your journey to the last waterfall.

After one minute of climbing, you’ll arrive at the river bed. Without crossing it, take the path on the right. In a short distance, you’ll encounter a small jump and need to climb to a parallel path on the right.

This path will lead you over a small cliff. Go down along this path, continue straight, and then take the second left turn.

To cross the river, you’ll come across a small bridge constructed with planks. If you glance to the right, around 20 meters away, you’ll see the last waterfall.

Undeniably, this is the most adventurous and demanding route to reach the final waterfall. It may induce a sense of thrill but bear in mind that it’s advisable only for those who are physically fit and experienced.

Option 2

Alternatively, the easiest way to reach Cascada del Salto is by following the signpost directing you to Gorgo de la Escalera, the lake situated near the waterfall. This route offers a more accessible path for those who prefer a less demanding experience.

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From the end of the water bridge the ascend starts to Cascada del Salto

Where to next?

Having explored the mesmerizing waterfalls of Ruta de las Cascadas de Anna, you might be wondering what to do next.

Luckily, just a short 5-minute drive away lies Gorgo Catalan, a beautiful natural pool which is home to a tiny waterfall.

After hiking the 3 waterfalls route, treat yourself to a refreshing dip in Gorgo Catalan and completely unwind.

Additionally, you can choose to have a relaxing picnic here, as there are two picnic tables next to the pool.

When visiting these natural sights, please keep in mind to practice responsible tourism. Don’t leave any traces behind, such as food or watter bottles etc. Make sure that the place is at least as clean as you found it. In this way, we can preserve the natural charm of these places.

Gorgo Catalan

In conclusion

The Ruta de las Cascadas de Anna is truly a hidden gem in the Valencia region that deserves to be discovered. Surrounded by lush greenery, these waterfalls offer a unique and unforgettable experience.

It’s best to reach the start of the trail by car, which will take around 50 minutes from either Valencia, Gandia or La Drova.

Whether you’re a hiker, a nature lover, or an adventure seeker, this route is definitely worth visiting. All the times that we’ve been there, there weren’t more than two other people visiting the places.

From the small Gorgo Gaspar to the intimidating Cascada de los Vikingos and the adventurous journey to Cascada del Salto, each waterfall presents its own charm.

Don’t forget to bring some water and wear some good footwear. The slightly challenging route is worth the hike!

Costa del Azahar waterfalls

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