Best backpacking trails in San José de Maipo, Santiago

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Explore the most popular backpacking trails near San José de Maipo with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of backpacking trails in San José de Maipo, Santiago
Top trails (5)
#1 - Laguna El Morado
San José de Maipo, Santiago, Chile
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Length: 15.1 mi • Est. 8 h 37 m
#2 - El Morado Natural Monument: San Francisco Glacier
El Morado Natural Monument
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
#3 - La Paloma Glaciar
Yerba Loca Nature Sanctuary
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Length: 22.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
#4 - Refugio Plantat
San José de Maipo, Santiago, Chile
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Length: 8.0 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
The trail starts at La Cabrería and goes around El Morro towards the west, and after half an hour it opens onto a large valley, known as the La Engorda Valley, with meadows that are sometimes used as pastures. Continuing east through the Estero de la Engorda that is crossed after an hour of walking. When the valley begins to twist slightly to the south, the trail veers to the left and goes up a subsidiary valley that falls from the east. It is green and brings a visible stream. Above it is the Plantat (3480 m), a refuge built in 1937.Show more
#5 - Estero Aucayes
San José de Maipo, Santiago, Chile
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
The route begins in the town of Los Maitenes and proceeds through the Estero Aucayes, surrounded by vegetation and mountain scenery. It is a pleasant hike to enjoy a day in nature and enjoy the water. Although the path is not difficult, some parts are at risk of mountain collapse or are under construction and it is not possible to advance for safety reasons.Show more