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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...

3 months ago

hard and rocky.
beautiful views

Beautiful beach to walk on with a little lagoon as well. There are some B&Bs on the other side of the lagoon. On the little road down you can stop and see Kaia about a horse ride on the beach as well. This one is a little bittersweet for me. I got wrapped up in a wave fishing about 10 yrs ago and it took them 6 1/2 hours stateside to put my leg and knee back together. Came very close to losing it. Beautiful baja day today...

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.

4 months ago

Awesome views on this one of the ocean and surrounding area of Todos Santos. Wanted to do the rest of the trail but it was a little tough for my wife. Not most peoples usual idea of a trail... Very rocky with less than desirable footing but worth it. I'll try to go back and do the rest of the trail before I leave.

4 months ago

Awesome walk along the boardwalk and through some shopping areas. We also took in the Whale Museum. This area in La Paz is very beautiful and they work very hard to keep it that way. Every time I have been here there have been many workers raking the sand, sweeping and repairing the sidewalks, etc. There are so many beautiful sculptures all along the water as well. We'll be back in a week!

4 months ago

Parked in the middle and walked both ends of the beach. This is an awesome beach near La Paz past the ferries to the mainland. The water is clear and clean. My wife really enjoys collecting shells on this one which explains our extremely slow pace.

4 months ago

This used to be just for the local fisherman... Just a small little group of fisherman holding on to the old ways of hand lining their fish to make a humble living. Now a good size tourist hotel stole some of their land to make another attraction... Nice little beach. I saw a small group of hikers doing a trail up the mountain that i'll do and post in a few days.

4 months ago

One of my favorite beaches in Baja that I've gone to on my trips over the last dozen years. Today was the 1st time in 6 years and my little secluded beach is no longer secluded so i'll post it... We saw about 15 people walking today and had never before seen more than 3. Most of the time we were completely alone. Everything changes.....

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.

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.

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

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

11 months ago

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.

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!

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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Great little adventure up a steep mountain to a cross with views of the surrounding marina, ocean, etc. It's an easy hike to the saddle and then there is some scrambling at the top. The trail is marked by ribbons and its a bit overgrown in some spots and hard to tell which way to go but you can't get lost!! Fun experience. You can walk all around the property and overlook divorce beach and the other swimming area by pelican Rock. Great views.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Simply a beautiful area i almost lived in. The ocean here has so much life that the shells just stack up on the beaches. If you like to collect seashells this little walk is for you. We probably brought back 25 lbs from our different visits there. There are so many shells the city hires workers to shovel them off periodically to dispose of them. The water is very shallow, very warm and full of life. We walk in the water quite a bit and you see all kinds of fish swimming around you as you walk.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cerritos Beach use to have one little beach front bar on it a dozen years ago but now, sadly it's more and more developed each year we go. I usually walk a mile or 2 down the beach and come back to a Negra Modelo but this day I had my wife drop my friend Brian and I, along with the 3 dogs we were care taking. First thing, the dogs found a rattlesnake, the only one I've ever seen down there in a decade. While I distracted it with a way too short stick Brian got the dogs away to safety... The walk was great with perfect weather and views.....and a cold one and a great early dinner at Cerritos Beach Club. Cerritos Beach has a world class surf break.

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