Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Aysén with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

Exposed most of the time. Beautiful views of the valley.

Nice comfortable hike. My wife and I started in Coyhaique and walked to the reserve. We only went from the trail head and did the loop around lago verde and returned (this still took about 2.5 hours at a leisurely pace). The views are excellent and the trail is very clear. I would recommend although it is $6000CP in high season.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful trail but make sure to give yourself PLENTY of time (~10 hours) and do NOT do in reverse. My partner and I lost the trail on our way down around km marker 8 doing the trail in reverse. We ended up on a side backpackers trail and spending the night in Patagonia wilderness. We spoke to locals about what happened and there have been several other recon incidents of groups losing the trail. Give yourself a lot of day light and if there is any question of losing the trail please backtrack.

Hike was beautiful, but entrance fee was insanely expensive and trail management was poor. We entered through the CONAF trailhead, camped at the campsite Camping Los Porteadores, and started the hike there. Entrance fee was CLP 29,000 per person, which was about 45 USD (the ranger said that part of the trail was owned by 3 different private owners). It included one night of camping, but the campsite was minimally managed, with one dirty and full porta loo as its only facility. The worst part was that we were harassed by a separate private owner at the end of the trail, because apparently we were not supposed to use their part of the trail if we only paid CONAF the entrance fee. It was a beautiful hike, and yet we felt cheated somehow.

The view of the glacier at the end of the hike was just OK, compared to other glaciers along Ruta 7. There were quite a few people on the trail, as it was one of the only longer trails in Queulat.

Not too interesting. The trail is just ok, the view at the end not too mesmerizing.

You don't have to have a 4x4 to do the hike. We parked at the parking lot for 4x2 cars and walked to the trailhead in 30 minutes or so. It was a beautiful hike!

lagoon is still closed because of ice and snow. we could still make the walk up to 5 km with amazing views. definitely worth it.

Such an epic hike! The glacier is astounding !

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Too cloudy to see the glacier but still a beautiful trail. Very wet and muddy so be prepared.

hiking
2 months ago

October 6, bad snow conditions was not I able to make the top. Too steep with snow still beautiful hike though.

Absolutely stunning - multiple little lakes at the top - all different - very remote - the views on different sides of the ridge are absolutely breathtaking and all very different - went through multiple patches of diverse vegetation - climate can change on a dime - be prepared - lots of wind in some areas - one of the most beautiful hikes I have done in my life.

hiking
off trail
8 months ago

The single most beautiful trail I have ever hiked in all my 45 years of backcountry backpacking. Getting to the trailhead is extremely difficult. We took a ferry to Chile Chico And then hired a local outfitter to simply drive us to the trailhead. (We hiked from north to south) The trail Involves crossing Rivers at least 50 times. We hiked in late March so none of them were above our thighs. But the water was freezing cold. We saw 3 people on this trail. We saw zero litter. No a single twist tie. We did not hear a single engine. Nor Airplane. Nor other person. We walked the 16 miles of the x-83 into Patagonia National Park and then connected to some trails to Cochrane. Stunning. Full trip Report his here: https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/new-patagonia-national-park-chile/ Video here: https://youtu.be/TcBlI9CMWYw

Nice and easy trail under a summer sun. We started from Coyhaique which added 5km (10 both ways) or so. The track is very well marked and made really accessible. It goes through a lots of forest and lakes can be seen from the trail. It is possible to walk around the Lago Verde lake. Account for 3000CLP to enter the Reserva

hiking
muddy
10 months ago

The hanging glacier (Ventisquero Colgante) coming down between the rock faces over the teal Laguna Témpanos does provide for a nice view and is the highlight of the hike. However, the rest of the hike is mainly a muddy hike through the forest. Some other features that I enjoyed were the crossing of Río Ventisquero and the water runoffs on the mossy wall further up. I would recommend checking out the view from Laguna Témpanos trail as I think it would provide for a better view of the lake itself. The trail gains most of elevation gain in a short half mile section early on a 0.8 mile stretch. The most difficult part is the mud and wetness that you’ll have to endure. The rangers have put significant effort into wooden steps at the worst parts, so it may get better with more work in the future. For our detail hike report see: https://travel2walk.com/2019/11/27/trip-report-patagonia-january-2019-part-6-parque-nacional-queulat-ventisquero-colgante/

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

The day hike up to Mirador Laguna Cerro Castillo was a long and steep slog, but the elevation change was pretty consistent that there are rarely any scrambling. Hiking sticks is recommended to help with the decent. The viewpoint of Cerro Castillo is well worth it and the continuous 180 views of the valley on the way up isn't bad either. For our full hike report see: https://travel2walk.com/2019/11/24/trip-report-patagonia-january-2019-part-5-mirador-laguna-cerro-castillo/

hiking
icy
muddy
no shade
off trail
rocky
snow
10 months ago

It is almost beyond words of how to describe the feeling when you are walking on the pristine white ice of a glacier. Add in the mountains in the background, teal glacial ponds, and ice tunnels to go through, it makes for an amazing experience and well worth the price for the guided trip. Other than not being able to make it to the trailhead without going through the tour company, you would be hard pressed to find all the cool features hidden in the glacier without guides who knew the glacier like the back of their hands. The negative of a tour group is the duration it takes to hike to and from the glacier in the form of many stops to wait for other groups in front. But once we were on the icey part of the glacier, we didn’t have to worry about that anymore since all the groups went their own way. For our full report, see our write up at: https://travel2walk.com/2019/11/17/trip-report-patagonia-january-2019-part-4-marble-caves-glaciar-exploradores-guided-tours-at-puerto-rio-tranquilo/#exploradores

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