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Enrique was a fantastic guide as we did the first hike of the year up the mountain. His energy and spirituality, along with his dogs that escorted us up the hill, really made this a unique experience. This hike was the highlight of our trip.

There is no cost to the hike, but please leave Enrique a generous tip. He is a good man doing good things.

Easy to get in but since it is private be sure to tip the property owner. Dogs are friendly. Some of the best views I have ever seen. I was fortunate to see a whale breach out in the distance as well. I’m a fluffy guy and I can do it. It’s not terribly hard just wear good shoes no sandals. Harder to come down the going going up.

Just completed this hike yesterday for sunset and it was beautiful. I uploaded a photo to show where the hike meets because I had a hard time finding it but it truly is across from the Navy Base at a dog kennel. I told my taxi driver to take me to the Navy Base. Enrique owns the kennel and is a really nice, friendly person and leaves every day at 9:30 and 4:30 to take people up telling stories of the mountains history and Cabos history along the way. If you’re lucky some of his dogs will come with you! THIS IS HIS PRIVATE PROPERTY, so if you’re going to do this, do it with him. Don’t be disrespectful and hop his fences. We saw multiple people doing it and it bothers him.

The hike itself is not too long. He gives you time to breathe by stopping to tell stories. There’s some climbing, I used my hands for some steeper sections and it’s definitely a harder hike but the views are incredible. Would recommend if you’re in Cabo, just make sure you are at his property and not hoping his fence, cause that’s not cool and he’s really nice to guide people up his property. The activity is FREE, but I would tip to show gratitude. Enjoy!

Now personally i am taking the groups, since December 3rd 2018 as I started 4 years ago.
During this time we opened de gate for the public and you could do it at any time in the stablished hours between.
Now we needed to do again the guided hikes, doing just the ones We decided to offer to the public.
As a private property we put the new rules.
You can not go down from the hill to divorced beach,
If you want to take the hiking is going to be just joining the group, you do not need get booked, get the gate before 9:30 am any day the 345 days during the year ( it is going to be closed for vacation once a year )
For December season I decided to open a second hike for to see the sunset ( get the gate at 4:30 pm )
AND BY THE MOMENT YOU CAN NOT DO IT BY YOUR OWN, AND DON’T IGNORE THE SINGN WROTE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH WARNING YOU: NOT TRESPASS THE PRIVATE PROPERTY,.
I read a review where some people were chase by the dogs, it is normal if you didn’t get by the gate. What did you expect to happen? Obviously the dogs are for protect from trespassers,
For any more info, please, contact me .
624 1221316 call, WhatsApp, or email enriquesri@icloud.com
And still a free activity, for anyone who wants to enjoy a life experience.
SALUDOS AMIGOS

Watch out for the dogs at the end of the trail. My friend and I were attacked at the end of the hike by town, by a bunch of dogs as we were trapped by a tall barbed wire fence. Would have been a very bad situation with kids. If you do this hike start from the town side and negotiate a ransom I mean a fee with the land owner.

Today 12/3 was the first time Enrique lead a group up to the top since mid November. He met us at his gate at 9:30 AM and guided the hike. We stopped multiple times to talk about the area, the history etc. We also got a lot on life philosophy.

The hike was a bit rugged in places and there are trails running in all directions. We were lead up to the top and enjoyed the views and stories. Coming back down the trail was very hard to make out and I even got a little kiss from a cactus.

Along the way we did encounter trespassers. It was a great reminder that this is private property that needs to be respected.

There was no charge for the hike but a tip is highly encouraged.

We came to the trailhead at ~4:30 pm to try to catch the sunset from the peak. Unfortunately the gate was locked and there was a note on the gate saying hikes are guided once per day at 9:30 am. It was not clear whether there was a fee for the tour. So we couldn’t do the hike.

Great hike but beware! We caught a water taxi to lovers beach and hiked to the summit via divorce beach. We continued down to the marina and got cornered by three vicious dogs that bit both of us multiple times. We ended up scaling the barbed wire fence and received further cuts. That said I’d definitely recommend starting at the dog kennels and paying the fee to hike up instead of doing it in reverse!

This was absolutely beautiful. The hike up is literally like climbing very steep stairs and I was dripping wet when I finally got to the top. This is not for anyone afraid of heights or out of shape. S

Did the red marked trail up to the top of Mt. Solmar and immediately banged my knee on a rock at the top. Careful hopping around up there. I then hiked down the backside along the fence line as another recording suggests. Then followed a steep but easy gully down to Divorce Beach. Tried to walk west through the rocks but tide was a bit high and got spooked. Turned around back to the beach and tried to get a water taxi back to the marina, but seas were too rough. So I got a couple local guys to lead me back through the rocks I had tried before, and they showed me a different way that was higher up and sketchy but not as bad as the path I turned back from before.

Very much worth the effort. Just don't bash your kneecap like I did.

We did this trail on the early morning of January 31, 2017. It was a pretty hard climbing at the very beginning, because the gate was closed, and we went around, from a side where climbing is prohibited. Pretty scary, I should tell you. Don't do this. Better wait for Enrique (the guy who opens the gate, and who is the owner of this land, if I understood it right) to come. He was not happy at all, when we going back THROUGH THE GATE.

Apart from the risky climbing from the wrong (prohibited) side, the trail was 100% worth it! The view from the top was amazing!

The trail was washed away because it rained the day before but we could still find the way thanks to little ribbons on some of the plants. We couldn’t find the way down to the beach but we hiked to the peak and over to the rocky cliffs near the arch. Amazing views but very challenging.

The best views of Baja. The trail can be accessed from the public beach used by the locals close to the marina. The last half of the trail is steep but manageable.

Great hike! Gorgeous panoramic view at the top! Gate open at 8:30am. Bring plenty of water and sunscreens. Go early morning before it gets hot!

Amazing views of Cabo!

Parked at the marina and walked part of it to the trail. Very nice views. Took along a dead phone....no track, no pics. Not my usual...

Awesome hike. Accessible not far from Marina, sign on the gate says "Mt Solmar Hike", use small gate on right side, reach in to unlock, tip if you can. Not terribly hard but I hike the Cascades in WA. Doable in Chacos or similar sandles. Careful of cactus. Don't fall at the top, long way down.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Awesome views at the top. The hike is not long and pretty easy, a little steep towards the top. We hiked down the back side to Divorce Beach which was a little treacherous, but worth it because there wasn’t that many people there the beach is gorgeous.

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Nice quick hike- up and down the other side to Divorce Beach in a little under 1.5 hrs. Little bit technically tricky at times with some slippery gravel areas but overall very doable. Coming down the other side it appears there isn’t a path but if you keep going you will see it. You have to walk around the top to the south side of the summit on a narrow trail and then you will start to see the path down. Looking from the top down it looks like you’ll have to scale a large cliff but when you get closer you see a trail. Once on Divorce beach you can cross over to lovers beach in the sand. Plan to bring cash to take a water taxi back unless you plan to hike all the way back up! Very fun and would recommend highly!

Gate was locked when we tried to go (Sunday). Huge bummer! We will try again tomorrow.

The views are incredible. We did not go to the very top, but enjoyed walking to the cliffs overlooking the beaches.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

It was very difficult for our group to find much info on this trail, so I’ll do my best to add some useful tips, because this is 100% a hike you won’t want to miss.

For starters, the description of the trail entrance is spot on (dog kennel, across from the naval base). Do Not climb through a hole in the fence (that is trespassing). There is a gate directly across from the naval base (where the dog kennel is), and you enter the trail through that gate. There are dogs roaming free inside this gate, so make sure you turn around and latch the gate closed after you enter.

The dog kennel is owned by Enrique, and this is his private property. He is gracious enough to allow people to enter through his private property, but keep that in mind. Due to this, it would be most polite to try to speak with Enrique prior to hiking (He is often on his property so you might be able to catch him when you show up). However, he has posted signs on his gate that welcome you onto his property even if he is not there (he was not there when we did this hike). There is a box atttached to the gate to allow you to give him a tip (you should, again this is his private property).

Follow the dirt road up to the point where it is no longer a road, and then simply follow the orange/yellow trail markers up to the top. The view up top is unmatched, and you won’t regret it! As others have said, pack at least 1-2 water bottles per person, as it is a steep climb (wear hiking shoes!) and it will be hot if it is during the day.

Once you reach the top, you can continue on down the other side and end up at Divorce Beach (this trek is a little bit harder than the way up, but totally worth it to end at the beach). Pack swimming gear and cool off after that great hike! There will be several people at the beach to offer you a water taxi back to the marina

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Trail is great watch out for the dogs there at the kennel they run wild and one bit a good chunk from my calf

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Great view! Except at the top it smells like piss...
One thing is a must is to continue down to Playa del Amor... then pick up a water taxi back... it was nice after a hike in 95 degrees to end it all in the ocean!

thiis was a great hike something to do for free while in cabo try both routes

this was a great hike something to do for free while in cabo

Enrique welcomed me and my family at the gate and showed us which way up to the summit. We ran to the trail head and back so from the Casa Dorada total mileage was 5.5 miles. Perfect workout! I tipped him $10 for 4 of us but I think he would have been happy with anything. I even took a pic with him.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I did not read the above description very well before our first attempt to hike Mt. Solmar. We asked locals where the trail head was (though it clearly states it above) and they sent us to the beach entrance that Alex (below) mentions. We made it up to the "No Pase" signs and some sketchy fencing before turning back. Next we found a little side entrance up to the dirt road and took the Divorce Beach route, following yellow ribbons to the top. The other route is marked by orange ribbons. On our way back down we met Enrique Morales Mendez, the owner of the dog training center. He informed us that trespassing can land you in jail for a day and that everyone should use the gate (mentioned above, I took a photo too). He was very nice, informative and working to get the word out on the proper entrance to Mt. Solmar - so I'm doing my part to spread the word. The views at the top were amazing. The hike is good for adults, maybe not kids. There is zero shade so be prepared and bring water. Definitely recommend!

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

It's really a very easy trail, to reach the top you have two options, the first is to enter a home sheltered dogs right in front of the naval station clear permission, and the second is to go along the beach until you reach the gate which has a hole where it is easy to traspas, thereafter the trail is guided by ribbons , once you reach the cross, the view is spectacular you can see where the sea of Cortés and the Pacific Ocean meet

Excellent view of the harbor on the way up and at the top. A bit of a scramble at times but worth it for the view. Little to no traffic up or down.

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