On the Way of St. James


Silleda - Pontevedra

42º 45' 23.5" N - 8º 16' 37.0" W

The Ways of St. James

Vía de la Plata

The Walk

Toxa River Waterfall
The most beautiful

Although this route will take us to the foot of the waterfall itself, it is advisable to take a detour a few metres away to first visit the Toxa viewpoints which, built on enormous rocks, are an exceptional place from which to contemplate the waterfall and the confluence of the Rivers Toxa and Deza

After enjoying the views, we will head towards the heart of the waterfall, descending among chestnut, oak, cork and laurel trees in the upper middle part of the path and, once on the banks of the river, among willows, alders and ash trees. 

Once we had reached our destination, among an overwhelming roar and an intense mist, both a consequence of the force of the water, we can admire above our heads this waterfall which, with its 30 m vertical drop, is one of the highest in Galicia. A rest area in the same place, with stone tables and benches, invites us to take a short break to get our strength back before starting the return journey.


Length: 1.9 km (one way)
starting point:
Visitor reception car park 42°45'23.50"N / 8°16'37.03"W
End Point :
Toxa River Waterfall 42°45'26.12"N / 8°16'21.83"W

Accessibility to consider

Slippery terrain areas
Slopes with stairs
Steep slopes


Discovering waterfalls
Initial pickup date: 01/01/2021
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