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

9 days ago

This was my first multi-day hike. The 2nd day was the hardest, lots and lots of uphill. Arrived in the Lost City the morning of day 3. It was amazing!

1 month ago

Amazing hike!!! I see older reviews talk about hammocks, which is what I thought we would have. My friend and I just completed this 26 Jan - 29 Jan with Guias y Baquianos tour company. we had clean beds that were enclosed in mosquito nets.

Tougher than I expected, but the food and views were amazing!!! I highly recommend.

C’est effectivement un must en Colombie. Nous l’avons fait en 4 jours avec Expotur: compagnie très sérieuse et très organisée.
Le trek commence dans les anciens champs de coca pour se finir dans la jungle à la ciudad perdida. Le retour est finalement bien car on passe à des heures différentes qu’à l’aller avec des éclairages différents.
Conditions d’hébergement rudimentaires mais acceptables.

Great hike. Hard. Steep hike. The old city very meet.

excelente trail

Must do if you're in Colombia. Can be done in four to five days

Excellent hike. Nice Pueblito ruins on top. Take plenty water and snacks. Very limited service on top. Very steep 2-3 hr hike up and about 2 hrs down. Paths are generally well marked.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

We did the 4 day trail and I would rate hard instead of moderate given that you need to carry your gear and there is quite a bit up & down (we saw several people need to ride the mules back).

Totally worth it but be prepared (you can find several blogs online with lots of good details). It rained 2 of the four days which was a nice break from the heat but made for some slippery trail (and you need to cross the river to the third camp prior to the rain starting.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

We did the 5 days hikes and we were very happy! 4 days can be really tough! Do not take tour with the indigenous since they are not there to help you if need! One person of our group had a knee problem and had to be treated by an other tour guide. Pack light since it is very hot! Bring a liner because the hammocks are full of ticks. Do it before it get too commercial...!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Much more strenuous hike then the guides lead you to believe (we did the 4 day). Especially if it rains. This is one of a small number of trails out there that isn't overly crowded so get in there before it becomes so. Easy to find a guide in Santa Marta which I would recommend over trying to book online. There will be a lot of mosquitos and mud so prepare accordingly. Tip: bring a really light sleeping bag as the hammocks aren't very clean.

Friday, March 01, 2013

One of the best hikes in a lifetime, a classic combo of adventure and beauty.
Went in early February, in the dry season, and mosquitoes were way less an issue than expected.
During the rainy season this trail could definitely get rough, as much of it is steep, soft dirt that would make for tough passage.
Shoot for 4 days, easily doable!
You can check out my trip report in the AllTrails Journal at http://journal.alltrails.com/post/44281243631/hiking-to-ciudad-perdida-colombias-lost-city

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