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Tue Feb 12 2019

Very nice trail with varios types of terrain, beautiful lagoon and coolest ice cage at the outskirts of the glacier. BTW it should be rated as medium level of difficulty.

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Thu Feb 07 2019

Very Steep start and steep finish over scree. Peat bog was neat but I definitely got stuck in mud up to my shin! Forgot our poles, which would have been helpful and easier on my knees for the descent. Views from the top are incredible - 360 degree views. Absolutely worth it. And the part along the lake is also gorgeous.

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Wed Feb 06 2019

Spectacular trail. It just keeps getting more beautiful until you arrive at the incredible lagoon. You will need hiking boots and ideally trekking poles for the muddy sections. And it’s hard to figure out where the trail is in these parts, but pay attention because you could make a mistake like me and end up in mud up to your knees. It was worth it though. Gorgeous. Highly recommend.

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Mon Feb 04 2019

Beautiful hike. I recommend veering right at the start to take the path near the creek. It makes the climb up much more enjoyable. It gets very steep towards the end, but the view looking back on Ushuaia and the sense of accomplishment are worth it!

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Fri Feb 01 2019

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Fri Jan 25 2019

Nice, easy trail that leads to a nice view, though you can see this view for most of the hike.

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Fri Jan 25 2019

This trail was amazing. Majestic view at the end of the hike of the lake and the peaks. We skipped the first couple of hard uphill kilometres by driving to Hostería El Pilar and starting the hike from there.

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Tue Jan 22 2019

Best views of my LIFE!! Just WOW! I recommend you do this hike on a sunny day otherwise it’s really not worth all the efforts. So I would say that the first 1.5 km are pretty steep but don’t worry it gets really easy after! Really smooth, you can take a really good pace. Drink glacier water whenever you see water! There’s so many view points of the Fitz Roy (again if you go on a sunny day). The last stretch (about 1h) is intense. It’s very very steep and rocky. You always have to stop because there’s people going down and people that wants to go faster than you. Just a good reason to take a break and admire the many views. Don’t get discouraged because you probably will when you see the people far up the hill. They look tiny tiny! Eventually you’ll get to the summit and oh my! The views are insanely beautiful. Blue lagoon and Fitz Roy behind. That makes a good picture to make people jealous! Enjoy!

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Sat Jan 19 2019

Poco viento

Fri Jan 18 2019

Beautiful view of the river, lake, peaks and the glaciers. Excellent choice for a shorter hike. We had about 3 hrs. and this was a wonderful way to close out our trip. Empanadas from the bakery in town made a nice picnic lunch by the lake.

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Sun Jan 13 2019

Was staying at Los Huemules so spotted a car down at the trailhead in El Chalten then started in at El Pilar. Pretty flat trek into Poincenot and Blanco with the steep ascent starting after the camp. I think we did +3200' elevation gain so that was a decent hike! Nice weather at Laguna, took pix, went over to view Lago Sucia too, quite spectacular! On way out took in Mirador Fitz Roy which was okay. A cool hike for sure, bring your wind and rain gear and dress warm. Enjoy!

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Sun Jan 13 2019

Possibly the best trail in the park - a little bit easier than Lago de los Tres (even though the elevation gain is greater, it is a more consistent gradual rise) with a fantastic 360 degree view at the very top. I think Lago de los Tres and this trek are must do - Laguna Torre can be skipped. If you can only do one, do Lago de los Tres. Stream was barely running so you may want to bring enough water for the entire trek.

Mon Jan 07 2019

great views

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Mon Jan 07 2019

Short trek, GREAT views of Fitz Roy range when clear. Best views per linear foot hiked, for sure! Just do it.

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Mon Jan 07 2019

Nice trek at Reserva Natural Los Huemules (11km north of El Chalten downtown area). We were staying at the Reserva and did some short treks on the property. Ascended to Azul Lake then worked my way over to the rickety suspension bridge over the Diablo stream. A really nice trek with an option to take in Laguna El Diablo too.

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Sun Jan 06 2019

Short trek to cool hermit-type structures likely just built by owners at Los Huemules Reserva Natural. Started at property #1 near Visitor Center then proceeded down dirt road to unremarkable trailhead. Great views of some of the Fitz Roy monte's and other peaks from ledge. Nice short hike when you're staying at the Reserva.

Sun Jan 06 2019

Tomando el camino desde la hostería del Pilar hacia el sendero al Fitz Roy, a medio camino se llega al Mirador del glaciar Piedras Blancas. Resulta maravillosa la vista de la laguna, y el glaciar quien cada tanto tiene desprendimientos visibles y audibles.

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Sat Jan 05 2019

A very impressive lagoon hidden in the mountains. Great landscape and easy trail.

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Sat Jan 05 2019

During the summer you can find great views deep in the forest and the beautiful landscape of the mountain. Ice caverns to enter and water lines allover.

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Tue Jan 01 2019

Amazing hike as long as the weather is cooperative. We had perfect weather for two hours starting at El Pilar, but Lago de los Tres was a hellacious climb through heavy snow...in the middle of summer! The lake was barely visible. After descending from the lake, the weather became clear and warm again. Very odd experience, but I guarantee this hike would be amazing if the weather at Lago de los Trea was clear!

Tue Jan 01 2019

I agree that this hike is a 2 or 3 compared to the others in the area, but if the weather is not cooperative, it’s not a bad option. Patagonia hikes are notoriously weather-dependent, and most of this hike is through a valley protected from wind. However, the winds at the lake were some of the strongest I’ve ever experienced...50-60mph. We wired to walk around the lake, but we were literally blown off the trail.

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Mon Dec 31 2018

This is a must do hike! So close to Ushuaia with plenty of parking, easy, well signed and absolutely stunning. There are several companies wanting to charge for this hike. It is not necessary! It can get pretty muddy in some areas so waterproof shoes are necessary. Gators and poles would be helpful but I didn’t have either and did just fine. If you want to continue for another 3 or 4 hours, you can do the Ojo del Alvino glacier. Once you pass the Emerald Lake, continue on its East side. The path is not kept or signed and I didn’t see a single soul after the lake.

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Wed Dec 26 2018

We started by taking a bus to El Pilar. Doing so allows you to view Glacier Piedras Blancas and the primary benefit is that instead of going out and back on the Fitz Roy Trail, you walk on entirely different and less trafficked trail on the way in. I knew this was going to be a challenging hike, but the last mile is particularly brutal. Unless you are an ultra marathoner it will make your body hurt as you go almost entirely straight up. Of course it’s worth it. How many places on earth can you stare god in the face? And hope to make your Facebook friends jealous? ;)

Tue Dec 25 2018

Hiker’s paradise for a reason. Great workout and amazing views. I mean, what beats Fitz Roy?

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Sun Dec 23 2018

We start at “Hosteria del Pilar”. The path through the forest was really magical. The last part was truly hard but well prepared. I totally recommend this hike. The view from the “lago de los tres” toward Fitz Roy is breathtaking!

Fri Dec 21 2018

Amazing 360-degree views! Is one of the easiest hikes, only steep in short areas. Plan on 2 hours in & out to enjoy both Mirafores & their magnificent views. It will be windy at the top, even in a warm day, so bring layers.

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Fri Dec 21 2018

Hike was amazing - but it is 13 miles round trip and 2500 feet elevation. The mileage does not include walking around lake at top of Refugio Frey, which we did so our trip ended up being about 14 miles. Well worth it but manage expectations!

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