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Best trails in Santa Marta

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Looking for a great trail near Santa Marta, Magdalena? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Santa Marta ranging from 3.5 to 11.2 miles and from 78 to 3,320 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Santa Marta
Top trails (10)
#1 - Ciudad Perdida
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
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Length: 29.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) Trail starts at El Mamey and is 14.5 miles each way with a fair amount of up and down climbing. By law, can only be done while accompanied by a guide (about $350). The final 4 miles to the Lost City is a beautiful, ancient stone trail that evokes fantasies of Indiana Jones. An epic jungle journey to the Lost City, the ruins of an ancient city once populated by the Tayrona tribe. Today, the trail passes through land settled by their descendants, the Kogui. It's common to see Kogui along the trail, living as they have for centuries, and their presence only adds to the sense that one is entering another world. Food is both carried and prepared by the guide company, and accommodations are likewise arranged at semi-primitive camps where the groups sleep in either hammocks or cots (w/ mosquito nets). The camps also have showers and flush toilets. Surprisingly, there is also cold drinks for sale at every camp, including beer.Show more
#2 - Arrecifes - Cabo de San Juan del Guía Cape
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#3 - Tayrona Entrance - Cabo San Juan
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
A walk through the Tayrona National Park from the entrance to the Cabo San Juan del Guía Cape beach, that allows you to enjoy all the attractions that the park offers, life in nature and the unsurpassed coastal landscape.Show more
#4 - Pozo Azul via Minca
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
#5 - Posada San Rafael Arrecifes Beach
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 12 m
Hike from the Posada San Rafael to the beach of Arrecifes in the National Park Tayrona. Walk from the Posada San Rafael to the beach of Arrecifes in the Tayrona National Natural Park. This walk has an average demand, although everything depends on the physical state, since heat and humidity can make it difficult.Show more
#6 - Calabazo to Pueblito to Arecife
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
#7 - Marinka Waterfalls
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
One of the most beautiful landscapes that can be found in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta: the Marinka waterfalls are two impressive waterfalls that flow with their crystalline waters into the Quebrada de Marinka and generate a natural pool in which it is possible to bathe.Show more
#8 - Quebrada Valencia
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#9 - Colinas de Calabazo - Parque Nacional Tayrona Recorrido Largo
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
#10 - La Candelaria Coffee Farm and Museum
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
A nice hike from Minca to La Candelaria coffee and cocoa farm along the trail known as Paso del Mango. The walk offers impressive views, full of vegetation, among which palm trees and fruit trees (such as mango, lemon, avocado, etc.) stand out. The coffee and cocoa tours are a must if you are visiting this area!Show more