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

Grail trail, it was muddy in some areas but the final view simply astonishing.

If you’re lucky enough to be here then you’re lucky enough.

This was probably my favorite hike on the circuit - make sure you keep going all the way to the top. Super special hike

Did the trail in december. Best hike I've ever done. Give plenty of time for the hike because the towers can be obscured by fog. We waited ~30 minutes for the fog to clear up. Definitely go.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Worth every mile.

Most beautiful hiking I’ve done. Campgrounds were so remote, it was amazing to be so disconnected and within nature. A destination I would return to any day.

Awesome trek. Got lucky with the weather. A slight rain the first morning and hardly any wind. We camped at Grey , Francis and central . Not like backpacking the AT because every night you have food drink and showers available at the campgrounds. Highlight was the towers. No wind and not a cloud in the sky it was unbelievable!!! We were there the first week of March 2020.

hiking
no shade
scramble
3 months ago

Very windy!

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is also the first part of “Horns Lookout Trail”. There is a small parking lot at the trail head.

Amazing 5 days walking the W from West (Grey/Paine Grande) to East (Central). A bit windy around Paine Grande to Grey, had some clouds and fog up the Frances valley with poor visibility, but very clear around Torres and mild temps the whole trip. Didn't have reservations either so if you have your own gear or if your hiring everything, it's easy to find sites if you get to a site relatively early in the afternoon. If not, seems easy to sneak in and stealthily set up among the other campers

hiking
3 months ago

Last day of the W trek. Only to the first view of Grey Glacier as the wind was a bit blustery.

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Extremely boring hike for 6km up but you will be rewarded with an incredible view. Pack a picnic!

hiking
icy
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

We hiked this route in nice weather and after doing the Towers Base trail the day before, it was a welcome respite from the crowds. There were several big tour groups on the trail, but once we separated from those, it became a peaceful walk until we reached Italiano Camp and beyond. It's an easy trail with views of the lakes until you turn the corner and begin going up the valley and the views became more interesting. It was muddy in several areas. The payoff of the hike is a little above Camp Italiano, where you can sit on a rock outcropping and look at the receding glacier up the valley before turning around. To start this hike, you must take the catamaran from Refugio Pudeto, which crosses the lake periodically throughout the day. Here's my best tip for you. If you need to be on the first sailing from Pudeto at 9 am, be sure to be there, in line, no later than 8 a.m. Although this boat holds 100 ppl, there are about 4 trails that go from Refugio Paine Grande, so it gets full. We arrived in line at 8:10 and barely got on board. You don't need to pay before boarding. Once underway, a guy opens his little kiosk down below and you purchase your tickets there. You'll need the tickets to be let off at Refugio Paine Grande. We were able to reach Italiano and return in time to catch the 5 pm return trip to Pudeto. All in all, it was a nice hike, but not nearly as impressive as the Towers Base hike. Also, there's no need to hire a guide for any of these hikes. Signage is excellent and easy to understand, and the trails are well-marked and well-worn! My inexact app showed mileage at 10.45 and actual hiking time of 5:46.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail and really well marked. Once the sun cleared later in the morning, there were great views of Osorno Volcano on one side and Todos los Santos Lake on the other. A lot of the trail is sandy so be prepared for that. On the way back I turned left at the Los Alerces Intersection and did the extra loop by the lake. There are some nice black-sand beaches with not a lot of tourists (especially further away from the trailhead).

hiking
bugs
fee
no shade
private property
scramble
4 months ago

Entrance fee was 18,000/ person as of March 2020. Not much shade which means you have nice view during your hike. Trail is mostly steep so it will be a good idea to bring hiking sticks. It took about 2:30hour for me to go up and 2hour to come down and spent about 1:30hour having lunch and enjoying the spectacular view. Make sure to plan enough time to enjoy the view of Cerro Castillo and the lake. It’s one of a kind.

Showing results 1 - 16 of 1237