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

hiking
rocky
scramble
10 days ago

One of the best hikes in the planet, no wonder it’s always listed on the top hikes of the world along with Angels landing, Yosemite trail, Everest base camp etc. Hike is moderate for the most part except the last 1 km when it gets really tough especially on or after a rainy day - the rocks are slippery and with the steam flowing (after rain) it’s very treacherous. The views however compensate for everything right along the hike but most importantly at the base of the towers and the alpine lake

This was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done. Pretty tough as a novice up to the base of towers. But in general totally doable if you are in moderate shape. Hiking boots a must! We got great weather two of the four days - the days with the lookouts! I missed the grey glacier due to ankle injury but heard it was phenomenal. Stayed in the Refugio’s - one night in a provided tent and one in the dorm. Ended up staying on the other side of the park for the first night in a hostel with amazing views. By far the best experience! So beautiful! Well marked - if you stay on the trail! You can drink water straight from the glacier without any filters just be sure you can see the top of the waterfall! JUST DO IT

This is one of the world's most beautiful trails... AND it's accessible to those that aren't willing to "rough it" Backcountry style as the campsites have all the amenities you would want. For those of us that like the isolation and quiet of Backcountry it is a little to busy and built up though.

I feel guilty giving other trails a 5-star rating. This truly is as good as it gets. It was really busy at christmas. I highly recommend starting on the west end of the hike. The views are wonderful and the Torres are the grand finale. Can’t say enough good things, just be patient as this trail has become famous via social media.

A must-do hike for those in decent shape. It's pretty crowded so patience with fellow humans is helpful. The hike is very flat at first, then climbs somewhat steeply for a couple miles before undulating on a general incline for a couple miles more. You travel through beautiful birch forests, occasionally popping out to wonderful views of the glacially carved river canyon From that point, the trail is steep, winding through rocks to the lake at the base of the Torres where you are rewarded with one of the iconic views on the planet. Totally worth it.

hiking
rocky
28 days ago

Wife and I hiked this in mid-March. Short but very steep trail. I wish I would have had poles for the descent. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. The view from the top is stunning and well worth the trip up.

Absolutely amazing. Worth every step

Sunny and warm with temperatures in 50-60 range, perfect weather!

Breathtaking views!!! Love every bit of W trek.

Perfect day! Couldn’t ask for better weather conditions.

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone of a good fitness level. We only did the Mt Tarn leg and didn’t bother with the coastal leg because we didn’t start until nearly 1 pm. The first part is an easy walk along the coast. The turn off to Mount Tarn is a sudden and steep pull up a 10 metre rope (like a reverse abseil). Then the trail continues at quite a steep pitch through forest, climbing over many fallen logs and through a lot of mud and spagnam moss. The trees thin out gradually and the path continues over wet moors. It was very boggy when we did it. Eventually the ground drys up and turns to scree and the pitch picks up again. It was blowing a gale as we approached the summit so we took it slowly. I felt like we could almost be blown off! The views to the sea and behind to the mountains were stunning and well worth the effort but we decided to turn back maybe five minutes walk from the actual summit because it was so windy and the weather appeared to be coming in. However as we descended off the summit the wind calmed and we had an easy walk down. The majority of the trail is soft and forgiving but beware of tree roots. It took us about 4.5 hours with a short 20-30 min stop.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice, easy and peaceful walk.

Can be very windy. The glacier looks like an ice cube compared to glacier Perito Moreno but the walk on the peninsula is nice and makes you feel you walk on a beach.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful

Wonderful spot when reaching the top. However, it’s REALLY crowded!

hiking
1 month ago

Super trail. Not crowed at all while gives a fantastic view over the Paine massif. A lot of guanacos on the road.

Too crowded to get 5 stars...

Beautiful !!!

It was an amazing hike with mind blowing views at every turn. I thought I’d contribute my experience.

- we hiked east to west in mid-Feb. we got lucky with great weather (sunny, t-shirts) every day except for Glacier grey.

- we camped at central (x2), frances and Paine grande, electing to have our meals provided and our tents and sleeping bags set up ahead of time. As such, our backpacks were quite light. If you’re doing it this way, I don’t think you’d need more than a 35l capacity backpack (of course more if carrying tent, sleeping bag and mat etc.) and a day pack. We didn’t use hiking sticks, but I gather they’re really personal preference.

- The trail was moderate but tough in parts. We found it totally doable for three adults in good physical shape (we’re runners). Impossible to get lost, and definitely no need for a guide. Besides the steep uphill to Torres Base, Watch out for the sneaky uphills between Central and Frances/Italiano! That path was advertised to us as “Patagonia flat” i.e. constant uphills and down. Probably the flattest section was the walk to Paine Grande from Frances valley.

- Central was in a meadow and very well equipped and the camping showers and setup were very adequate. The Refugio where we ate was large, light-filled.

-Frances tents were set up in a forest with the dining hall/biodomes at the bottom of a steep, curving road. Did not love going up this at night. Bathrooms were amazing, new and clean and sunny. Iffy water pressure to say the least, hot water from 6pm onwards. But loved the cozy feel of the camp and it made ascending into the Frances Valley a bit easier than if we had stayed at Los Cuernos (albeit the latter being a bigger campsite)


- Paine Grande was the biggest and best set up camp, but super windy, so camping at night was a little tough. Great food. Great shower water pressure (hot water after 6) but didn’t love the curtains that wafted open with the breeze. The bar upstairs has great views of the lake and the path.

backpacking
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
2 months ago

A little bit to crowded to get 5 stars.... the viewpoint is amazing!

Beautiful hike but very crowded

hiking
2 months ago

couldn't help go up Cerro Crystal instead. amazing. why would anybody do anything else?

I wasn’t a big fun of hiking, neither had many experience in past. The only hard trail I did before W was the old rag trail in Virginia. Very happy I got survived after 5 days. Because we walked from east to west, the most difficult part was day 1 getting close to the Torres. My knee and every piece of muscle was so hurt next morning because I didn’t use the walking sticks to help get off from the top. I felt I could walk a few more days at last day when returned to Paine Grande from Glacier Grey. It’s an awesome experience and everyone should try if their physical allows!

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
off trail
private property
rocky
snow
2 months ago

Load More