Botanical Trail of Santa Rita
Starting point: Visitors Center of Santa Rita
End: Visitors Center of Santa Rita
Length: 2.4 km
Time: 2 hours
This itinerary is reached from the A-339 road from Cabra to Priego de Córdoba, at the Visitors Center of the Parque Natural de la Subbética at the Puerto (mountain pass) del Mojón.
The trail runs along the northern foothill of the Sierra de la Cabrera, and takes in some of the most representative botanical species of the Parque Natural, passing through different ecological sequences until reaching an ideal formation, namely a holm-oak wood, parts of which have been clears to form pastureland. Species such as the gall oak and the holm oak dominate and add colour to this rugged spot.
Along the route, around thirty of the main species of the area are labelled for identification, and various signs along the way also explain the characteristics and applications of the main species.