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

off trail
12 days ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
16 days ago

Bring lots of water and snacks! Also, it can be very cold and windy when you reach the top so a sweater or jacket and even a hat would be good to bring with you. If you haven’t spent much time in Quito yet, take it slow or the altitude will really hit you. When you reach the summit, the view is spectacular! Definitely well worth the trek!

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
23 days ago

Amazing trail in Ecuador.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Started the hike at 10.20am after getting one of the first gondolas up. Hike starts nice and easy with a few uphill slopes. If you want to summit, you will reach a point where the hike becomes a bit more challenging with a few small rocky scrambling sections. Shortly before the summit you climb a very steep sandy slope. To summit you have two "paths" - one scramble is the easier option whilst the 2nd would lead you to ridge edge that requires more technical climbing. Bring layers! We went on a sunny day but it was a white out cloud at the summit and absolutely freezing. Whole hike took us around 5 hours with a very leisurely walk back to the gondola. This was our first summit hike but we absolutely loved it and it made for great acclimatization.

hiking
3 months ago

It was quite hard because of high attitude and bad trail.On the most places are rolling stones or sand and might be slippery very easy.But it is worth it.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Well-worn paths and prominent trail markers. Moderate scramble required near the peak. Gloves and insulated jacket are strongly recommended as the last 100m become quite cold/gusty, especially when clouds are present. Descent from peak following down-scramble is soft-sand over rocks, approx. 40-50 deg slope.

hiking
3 months ago

well maintained trails. the road up to the cable car is 5km.bring coins or small notes. It's necessary to take the cable in and out and the last car back leaves at 4:30pm. The map is a little confusing but there's only 2 trails, both are moderate with a bit of mud and stairs. I saw a Toucan and many butterflies, flowers and insects.

Quite flat with the exception of a small peak / look out area at the very end, at the wall of tears. Saw two re-introduced turtles on the way!

Amazing place!!!

Actually I did a longer circuit, starting from and returning to the refuge. The circuit was 7 km long and I would say it is moderate. We did this in 4 hours, enough time to enjoy the landscape. Nevertheless, I recommend to be well equipped and prepared for wind, rain and fog. If sunny day, sun protection, hat, sun glasses. Water and some chocolate it will be needed.

hiking
7 months ago

Española hike to blow hole and albatross airport

no shade
7 months ago

bring plenty of water if you walk it. most bike

great, don't wear flip flops, those people struggled

walking
7 months ago

Walk to the beach was easy and partly shaded. Beach itself was beautiful and full of marine iguanas!

A bit steep and slippery, and to see the final falls you need to remove your shoes. I would probably recommend Tevas or similar sandals and raingear since we got absolutely soaked in a downpour which seems to be every afternoon this time of year. We walked the road to the cable car from Mindo and that was somewhere around 7km up to take the $5 basket across to the trail. We did not to the Reina waterfall.

hiking
8 months ago

Well actually I didn’t get the tracker started so the red line shows us going back on the terabita and taxi. The actual trail is well built and has steep spots. The Cascades are very beautiful, as well as the cloud forest scenery. We saw the larger Nambillo Cascades and three of the smaller cascades going the other direction. Note that we went on a Sunday and it was very busy. Also if the water is higher, as it was today, some areas would require going in the water to see the full view. Many people come and swim, although that should be done with caution. You can get to the terabita cable car either by the road via a long walk/taxi or chair lift from closer to Mindo. The only access to the area is via terabita, but we found out that one can hike back up from Nambillo Cascades to avoid the line for return terabita.

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice and easy to go with kids with the most beautiful virgin beach as a prize! Recommended as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

on Quilotoa Loop

hiking
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sadly could not complete this trail as it was unbelievably windy and turned back, but stunning scenery and Lake, will be back, be prepared for wind chill factor of note.

hiking
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Very beautiful. It often rains in the mid-afternoon during rainy-season, so try to plan starting your hike in the morning. Locals say hike takes 4-5hrs.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Excellent trail with some steep slopes.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ModerAte to hard. It gets to 3900 meters high about 12700. Steep ups and difficult ascents but doable. Beautiful views of the crater. It’s hard to believe but they are farming to this altitude.

hiking
16 days ago

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