Best trails in La Paz, La Paz

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Looking for a great trail near La Paz, La Paz? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Cotapata National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area or Parque Nacional Tuni-Condoriri. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 3 hard trails in La Paz ranging from 6.2 to 68.5 miles and from 13,677 to 19,895 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in La Paz, La Paz
Top trails (5)
#1 - North Yungas Road
La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
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Length: 50.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Road that goes from La Paz to Coroico (Los Yungas region). Also known as "Death Road" or "Camino de La Muerte" due to its tragic history, result of the extreme characteristics of the terrain, which is narrow, with steep slopes and on the edge of the cliff without protective barriers. In 2006, a new, much safer alternative road was built for automobile traffic, leaving it exclusively dedicated to cycling activities. Therefore, adventurers still choose to go the original path. If cycling, use the left lane, which means going on the side of the cliff. It is recommended for experienced adventurers and to be extremely careful, especially when cornering without visibility. The views are spectacular and there are a few lookouts along the way, however caution must be exercised when stopping at them.Show more
#2 - El Choro Trek
Cotapata National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area
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Length: 68.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
The El Choro trek is one of the most popular pre-Columbian routes and one of the most famous in Bolivia. It usually takes about 3 or 4 days, starting in La Cumbre (about an hour from La Paz) until finally reaching the small town of Chairo, crossing several towns and heading along roads that were formerly used by the Inca people as trade routes. The hike becomes challenging in some parts due to its changing landscapes and varied terrain, accompanied by abundant vegetation of the Yungas Valley. In addition to touring part of the Cordillera Real, you cross rivers and bridges where you should be careful because they are not always in good condition and some are even completely destroyed. The inclement weather also becomes a conditioning factor. However, those who have made this route agree that it is a fantastic route with incredible views.Show more
#3 - Huayna Potosí Mountain
Parque Nacional Tuni-Condoriri
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 4 h 29 m
Huayna Potosí is one of the most popular mountains in the Cordillera Real since it is located near the city of La Paz (it is also said that thanks to this it is possible to acclimatise more easily to the elevation). On its normal route of ascent, it is a fairly direct glacial route, although rocky and with some cracks, which becomes steeper near the top. It is possible to scale it from other points, however, its west side is considered to be much more difficult.Show more
#4 - Jampaturi Hill and Ajuan Khota Lagoon
La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 30 m
Mountain hike from the summit to Ajun Khota lagoon. Great views trekking on the crest of a rock formation with views to the Yungas or Bolivian jungle to the East and the Altiplano or High plateau to the West. High altitude hike recommended only for experienced hikers. It is possible to spot Tarucas (Hippocamelus antisensis) or Andean deers.Show more
#5 - Chacaltaya
La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 51 m
Andean mountain trail with a moderate incline (although it is in a high elevation area). At certain times of the year there is snow, however, due to the changes generated by global warming, the glacier that was in Chacaltaya was disappearing and by 2009 it was practically gone.Show more