| El Caminito del Rey or The King's little pathway is a walkway now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in Málaga, Spain. The name is often shortened to Camino del Rey.|
In 1921 King Alfonso XIII crossed the walkway for the inauguration of the dam Conde del Guadalhorce and it became known by its present name.
In some places the walkway has collapsed. The walkway has now gone many years without maintenance, and is in a highly deteriorated and dangerous state. It is one meter (3 feet and 3 inches) in width, and is over 300 meters (984 feet) above the river. Nearly all of the path has no handrail. Some parts of the concrete walkway have completely collapsed and all that is remaining is the steel beam originally in place to hold it up and the wire that follows most of the path. You can latch onto a safety-wire to keep from falling, though it can't hold much weight.
Several people have lost their lives on the walkway in recent years; after four people died in two accidents in 1999 and 2000<Actinic:Variable Name = '1'/>, the local government closed the entrances. However, many adventurous tourists still find their way onto the walkway to explore it.