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How to Hike the Cúber Reservoir Circuit Trail in Mallorca Spain

One of the best easy hikes not on the coast in Mallorca, the Cúber Reservoir Circuit Trail is a mostly flat loop walk with open views of the mountains and the vibrant colors of the lake.

This stunning lake surrounded by the mountains near one of our favorite towns on the island, Fornalutx is the perfect place to stop for a walk when you are driving along the western coast of Mallorca.

Dave and I stopped here after having breakfast in Fornalutx before we drove to the Northern tip of the island for some hiking and swimming. It was a great stop off and an easy and enjoyable walk.

Looking for a longer hike on Mallorca? We loved hiking the Archduke Trail and the trail to the La Trapa Ruins. Or you can check out our 3 day Mallorca itinerary.

man walking on the Cúber Reservoir Circuit Trail
Dave walking the Cúber Reservoir Circuit Trail

Overview of the Cúber Reservoir Circuit Trail

Distance: 2.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Difficulty: easy

Dave and I started this walk late morning in November. There were a few other car parked in the lot, but still a few spots. Note that the parking lot is small so you should arrive early or late if you are hiking during the busy months. This trail is partly on the GR221 so we saw several through hikers at the trailhead.

The trail start at the parking area located next to Sa Font des Noguer. You can hike the loop in either direction. We hiked it counterclockwise. The trail has some rocks and uneven sections but is mostly on a flat and open trail with minimal elevation change.

It’s important to note that this describes the walk directly around the reservoir. There are many other trails in the region where you can hike up above the reservoir as well. There is an All Trails version of this hike.

You can our step by step description of the hike at the bottom of this article.

Map of the Cuber Reservoir Loop

Cuber Reservoir Map

Things to Know about Hiking the Cúber Reservoir Circuit Trail

When is the best Time to Hike the Cúber Reservoir Circuit Trail

The best hiking conditions in Mallorca are in the spring and fall although it is possible hike here all year long. Here is an overview of the hiking conditions throughout the year.

  1. Spring (March to May):
    • Spring is a popular time for hiking in this region. The temperatures are mild, and the landscape comes to life with blooming flowers.
    • The weather is usually pleasant, making it a comfortable time for outdoor activities.
  2. Autumn (September to November):
    • Similar to spring, autumn offers mild temperatures, making it another excellent time for hiking.
    • The autumn colors can be beautiful, and the trails are generally less crowded than during the summer months.
  3. Summer (June to August):
    • Summer can be quite hot, especially in July and August. If you plan to hike during this time, it’s advisable to start early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the midday heat.
    • Be prepared for higher temperatures, and make sure to carry enough water.
  4. Winter (December to February):
    • Winters in Mallorca are generally mild, but the higher elevations can experience cooler temperatures.
    • Some trails may be less crowded in the winter, but be aware that the weather can be more unpredictable, and some trails may be affected by rain.

Since the parking lot can fill up, it’s best to do this hike early in the morning or late in the day.

Dogs on the Trail

Dogs are permitted on the trail. We saw several people hiking with their dogs during our walk. Since the trail is wide and flat, this is an excellent hiking trail for dogs on Mallorca.

What to Bring on this Hike?

Since this is a short hike, you can pack light. There is very little shade, so we recommend a hat and a layer. Weather can change quickly so always be prepared and carry plenty of water and snacks. Overall it took us about 45 minutes to complete this hiking trail.

Leave No Trace

Practice Leave No Trace principles by carrying out all your trash and minimizing your impact on the environment.

Dave hiking the Cúber Reservoir Circuit Trail

Our Hike on the Cuber Reservoir Trail

We started our hike late morning (around 11) as a short stretch of our legs before driving to the North point of the island for the afternoon. While we had no trouble finding parking, the lot is small and we were visiting in November.

There is a trail sign and general information right in the parking lot. We chose to do this hike in a counterclockwise direction. The first part of the hike follows a somewhat winding trail until you get to the long straightaway along the side of the Reservoir. The path here is fast walking and wide.

After reaching the end of teh reservoir, the trail extends a bit past the lake before looping back round on the other side of the lake. Stay directly along the lake for the easiest walking back to the parking lot.

Cúber Reservoir Circuit Trail

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