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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.

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2 months ago

It’s scary AF but I managed to finished it.the wind blows decent enough throw you off the cliff. So be careful at midpoint for that. There’s a song about el cerro del centinela. Listen to it first before hiking the ancient guardian!

Make your way to Boca de Tomatlan and head straight down to the water. Turn left and walk upstream for 50-100 meters and you'll see a bridge across the river. That's where the trail starts. Cross the bridge and turn right. For the first half kilometer or so the trail winds amongst homes perched on the steep slope. It's easy to take a wrong turn onto a path leading to one of the homes but you won't be off trail for long. The trail hugs the coast so it's ocean views all the way. There are some gorgeous isolated beaches along the way as well. When in doubt just keep walking parallel to the ocean and you should be good. There are several places to stop along the way for a beer or snack. Once you reach Quimixto the trail winds amongst homes of the local inhabitants. Tons of colour here. Turn inland (left at the junction), cross the river bed and you'll hit a narrow road that leads to the trail again. Locals are super friendly, Just ask for 'cascade'. It's about 20 minutes from Quimixto. There's a restaurant at the waterfall so take your swimming suit for a cooling dip. It's fairly easy to grab a water taxi at Quimixto to get you back to Boca if you don't want to walk back.

During the rainy season (July to October) I suspect this trail would be quite muddy but the falls would be great. November/December would be good months to hike this trail as the waterfall will be flush and there will be lots of canopy to keep you cooler on the trail. Towards the end of the dry season (April/May) most of the canopy is gone so you need sun screen.

3 months ago

Its a great trainning run because of the high altitud and the scenes are beauriful. I strongly recommend if its your first, to go with a group or partner. There’s parking in the nearby houses.

A great hike up and over the coastal hills down to the walls of the old port used to ship out sugar. The walls in the Port itself were built in the late 1800's. At one time there were 8 sugar mills loading their product here and sending it out to sea. They lasted until the area ran out of water in the 1950's. Hurricanes have ravaged the road but it is still hikable but a rocky scramble in some areas. Glad I finally got down and walked the ancient walls next to the beautiful little protected bay they were built in.

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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...

hiking
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.

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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.

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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.

hiking
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.....

hiking
11 months ago

Buena ruta, un poco pesada pero vale la pena.

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This Trail has lots of surprises, initially with an uphill very tough; once you get to the flat surface after this we had some bushwhacking. You have one cave once the Rock formations start. The interesting part there is lots of butterflies and mosquitoes on the very top.
Second opinion by Alan Antares: It’s a good Trail for training, to begin you will have a steep slope followed by flat-topped mountain where you could see lots of desert vegetation all the way to the top, also you can have a wonderful morning view of Tijuana City and some part of the San Diego CA Area.

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This trail is awsome for training tough peaks . It has pretty tough trails that are no marked, all tough you can walk thru the river and rocks. Getting to the peak is about an hour of pure upward trail.
It has nice views, lots of vegetation and flowers. lots of bugs, specially millipede and spiders.

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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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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