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

hiking
25 days ago

Don’t expect to see fiery lava, but still an amazing hike! Not every day you get to hike up an active volcano and see smoke and rocks flying up and hear the rumbling in the distance! You can’t get near the crater because it is unsafe, but you will see some amazing lava flows and can do the touristy marshmallow roast! On the way if it’s a clear day you will have excellent views of three other volcanos, Agua, Fuego, and Acantenago. A short, relatively easy hike with the option of going on horseback also.

backpacking
9 months ago

A must do in Guatemala!

hiking
Friday, March 24, 2017

Beautiful views, but a difficult hike! 1,000 ft of elevation for every 1 mile over a well maintained trail--however it's a standard volcano hike where for every 2 steps up you slide back 1 step. Folks with average fitness can do this hike, but may HATE it--continual ascent, very cold temps at the top with high winds (and potential stinging rain/mist). Not for everyone, but if you make it up to the top you will be treated to phenomenal views of the Antigua valley and a light show with neighboring Volcan Fuego hopefully erupting for you up close and personal. Best done as a an overnight backpacking trip, to watch the sunrise at the peak. Go with Guilmer's family as a guide!!

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017