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Richard Brook reviewed Volcan Villarrica
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Stunning hike if you've got good weather but you have to go with a tour company. it's well worth it for the trip down Chilean style!

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Richard Brook reviewed El Mirador Los Crateres
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HikingFeeMuddy

Ein schöner moderater Wanderweg durch den Wald. Man hat zwischendurch eine herrliche Aussicht auf die einzelnen Seen.

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HikingFee

Nice hike in summer. We had a beautiful day. We hiked w-trekking in Torres del Paine a week before without problems, but felt our knees after this one. The Miradors are nice, the park fee quit high. (7000 pesos per person and 2000 for parking the car)

David Tillery reviewed Volcan Villarrica
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Hiking

Just to be clear up front, you must go with a tour for this volcano and you will never be alone on the trail. Looking behind me at times I was reminded of photos of the Yukon gold rush, with people lined up for miles ahead and behind. But if you can stomach the crowds then you’re in for a treat. The way up is a steady and steep climb but you’ll be on snow/ice with crampons for most of the time, following well-used paths so it’s mostly like a stair master for a few hours. You’ll have incredible views of Pucon and Villarica behind you (assuming the clouds cooperate). Bring sunscreen and good sunglasses, and make sure to dress in layers as if it’s a nice day you will be extremely hot by the end. The summit is stunning. You can look down into the volcano, maybe see it burp some somewhat poisonous gases (at some point in the past you could see larva apparently, so maybe someday something will collapse and you will be able to again). Check out the glacier off the sides and all the other volcanoes in the surrounding area. You feel like you’re almost as high as you can get. Then there’s the way down, which will hopefully be the best part: sledding down luge-like chutes for almost an hour. This will depend on the time of year, how much snow has melted and how well the chutes have been maintained by the guides but for us it was the highlight of the entire day and an experience I won’t ever forget. The cost of the tour is steep but this made it all worth it; who doesn’t want to say they sledded down a damn volcano?

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David Tillery reviewed Sendero San Sebastián
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A long day with some serious elevation gain but absolutely worth it for the view at the top. The first 2.5 miles are entirely in woods going uphill along long switchbacks. You break out into the open for a short time before heading back into the woods for another hour or two. During this section you’ll go up some seriously steep and smooth areas of the trail. These areas were a bit overgrown at times as well, which was sometimes nice for the things to grab and annoying otherwise. The real pain here was coming back down later with crowds of people going up, lots of traffic jams and close passes. Around 4.5 miles you’ll get out of the steep woods and be fully exposed for the remainder (bring sunscreen) which is great considering the views you have around you. You can pick any random direction at this point and probably see 1 or 2 volcanoes poking up. I think we ended up counting 8 total, and we probably were missing a few in the haze. You continue going uphill until the end, with a bit of scrambling to get around the rocky areas. There’s a lot of nice places to enjoy the view and lunch whenever you feel like you’ve had enough. Make sure you bring plenty of water, the climb up and the exposure at the end are killers.

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Pavel Fridman reviewed Sendero San Sebastián
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Amazing views. Bring a sandwich to the summit and have you lunch on top of the world, surrounded by (I counted 7) snowy vulcanoes... i started recording after about an hour...

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AllTrails User reviewed Volcan Villarrica
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Elton Melo reviewed Volcan Villarrica
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Randy Jeremiah reviewed El Mirador Los Crateres
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HikingMuddy

Great hike with beautiful scenery - particularly further up the trail including 1st lookout at about 1050 meters. Previous posts might have noted that it is quite muddy so make sure you wear your gaiters. We were fortunate to have sunny weather - would not recommend in wet weather.

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Pilar Villanueva Caro reviewed Volcan Villarrica
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Sarah Sh reviewed Volcan Villarrica
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HikingRockySnow
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Hiking

Amazing hike! Make sure you stop to see the waterfall! Super easy and fun. Quite a drive from Pucon- 1 hour ish

Ken Harvey reviewed Volcan Villarrica
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We took the trail from the market map. The map starts you at the parking lot for a 4 x 4 off-road trail to go up the mountain. We would not recommend starting here. On the way up take the Y to the right towards the ski lift. Once you get to the base the ski lift start your hike there go straight towards the top of the mountain. 20-60% grade. Hope your ready!

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