Trevelez is located about 97km from Granada town at 1,476 metres over the sea level, on the side of the mountain of Mulhacén, among ravines and hilltops, which makes it the ideal place for go hiking.

Trevelez city centre is divided into three differentiated areas: the higher, middle, and lower quarters. It continues down to the banks of the Trevélez river, where trouts are plentiful, and the spectacular high-mountain scenery attracts and seduces every visitor.

The township of Trevélez is a part of the Sierra Nevada Nature Reserve, located on the northern slope.

Trevelez is one of the highest villages in Spain.