Climbing the Teide Crater
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If you're planning on hiking in the park, plan ahead. Take warm clothing even in summer, suitable footwear, sun protection, and plenty of drinking water. The trail to the top (No. 10) of the volcano is closed when it's snowy, usually about four months of the year. The difficult final 656 feet to the volcano crater itself take about 40 minutes to climb, and you need a special (free) pass to do so—bring a photocopy of your passport's information page to the visitor center, or book online (well in advance to be sure of a pass in high season). If you stay at the refuge and access the crater before 9 am, you don't need a pass.