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

short, but clean and rather pretty

hiking
20 days ago

We spend the night at La Joya near the trailhead to start the trip the next day at 2 am. That night there was an electric storm that did not let us rest but left the mountain all snowy. Due to the snow that almost reached our knees and the lack of sleep, we decided to arrive only to the Refuge. The snowy mountain, something that does not happen frequently, made us enjoy an incredible landscape. We also enjoy the beautiful views of the volcanoes El Popo, La Malinche and Pico de Orizaba. I will definitely go back soon to get to the top.

great trail. it is all uphill until you get near the top... I would rate it as moderate/hard.
trail is clearly marked the entire way.
you will truly get to enjoy the sounds out nature on this trail.

My husband and I have done this drive twice. the coastal views from the road are fantastic. This drive is for adventurers who want to get off the beaten path and away from all the chaos. The road is bumpy in places and ALL dirt. It was adequately maintained for travel in most vehicles. We will likely take this road on our next trip with my mother and brother next week.

hiking
2 months ago

I decided to visit the Sótano del Barro and see the guacamayas (macaws) leaving the cave. To do this, I had to leave at 2am from Jalpan de Serra to get to the trailhead on time to start walking and be ready at the sinkhole before the sunrise. Hiking in the dark and on a sloping trail was an exciting experience for me, I had to use a headlamp to see the path but it was easy with the help of the guide. Once at the top, and contemplating the sinkhole, the beautiful landscape and the flight of the macaws, I felt it was worth the effort.

hiking
3 months ago

We left Jalpan de Serra at 4:30am to be on time for the sunrise at el Mirador 4 Palos. We parked the car at the small community of 4 Palos where we had to pay a fee, then we walked up in the dark using headlamps, these were very exciting moments! Once on the summit, still in the dark, we waited for the sunrise contemplating a wonderful landscape full of beautiful colors. I have no words to describe how beautiful the landscape looked when the sunrise started, the colors were changing at each moment in any direction, it was something exciting, incredible! Definitely I will come back again!

on Malinche

3 months ago

Nice altitude climb. Relatively easy compared to the other volcanoes

on Iztaccihuatl

3 months ago

Great training grounds for high altitude. Go with someone that knows the way. Easy to get lost if you come down too late.

3 months ago

Climbed both the north and the south face! Spend the night at the refuges. Need plenty of planning and at least a couole days. Summit attempts need to get started during the night.

hiking
3 months ago

Hard to hike all the way up if you are a starter but great exercise and practice for high altitude. I recommend to camp on-site because the city is not that near and also the hike to the top takes many hours. Great experience and definitely go there with a guide if you have never been there.
Bring good and enough equipment (warm clothes, hiking boots, and lots of water and some snacks). The best time of the day to start climbing is at 12 or 1am because it’s cold and there is no sunlight (which burns you really bad if you are not cautious because of the altitude, reflection and dry air).

hiking
3 months ago

I visited "El Pico" several times. Great place to visit. Need good planning.

Go with a guide. Strenuous but worth every second. 10:45h out and back.

Walking on this trail and contemplate the beauty of the river and the landscape, was an unforgettable experience. I did not believe that this beautiful place existed, beautiful waterfalls, natural pools to swim and a landscape that will leave you with the mouth open. I definitely come back again soon.

The south face is the easy way to hike to the summit. In winter with ice is the best option. The north face is more technical but with ice is very dangerous a lot of fatalities each year.

hiking
10 months ago

An incredible trail that leads to an even more incredible viewpoint. The trail leads you through beautiful old growth Oak forest to a spectacular spot where the desert meets the forest. Observe a wide variety of wildflowers and birds, and enjoy a meal at the community cafe. From Cuatro Palos you can see as far as the Pena de Bernal and the Bucareli Franciscan Mission. The community charges a small fee to hike to the view point, with proceeds going to improve the tourist infrastructure of the community. As Cuatro Palos is one of the poorest communities in Queretaro, feel free to bring donations and dog food to the community.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Buena ruta, un poco pesada pero vale la pena.

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Excelente clima, camino de fácil acceso, mucha gente muy amable.

scenic driving
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Awesome drive along the lower east cape of Baja from San Jose Del Cabo to La Ribera that I've done a couple of times. The 1st was with my brother and a good friend and more than a few beers and a few fishing poles with a few stops along the way. The 2nd time was in 2010 with my wife. She didn't have as much fun because the road is all dirt and road maintenance in Mexico is usually done "manana" and that can be a day, week or a year depending on who's talking... The highlight with my wife was when she saw some burros eating out of a roadside garbage can and told me to stop. When I did 2 burros tried to stick their heads in her window at the same time. One succeeded while I was about to die laughing as she was yelling "drive, drive,drive". The burro manged to get her sandwich out of her lap but missed the beer... The last time through they had built a lot of little beach shaded palapas along the water. The map is outdated and doesn't show a new marina at La Ribera as well even since I made the drive last...

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