Best historic site trails in Mexico

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Explore the most popular historic site 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.
Map of historic site trails in Mexico
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#1 - Todos Santos Sugar Port Trail
Todos los Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
#2 - Monte Tlaloc via Rio Frio
Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 8 h
Mount Tlaloc, a non-active volcano, is part of the Iztaccihuatl Popocatepetl National Park located in the state of Mexico and close to the state of Puebla, is the ninth highest mountain in Mexico with 4150 meters above sea level. At the summit, you will find ruins of an archeological site where the Aztecs performed ceremonies offering human sacrifices, mostly children, dedicated to Tlaloc the god of the rain. Mont Tlaloc is considered the world’s highest temple site. You walk on a dirt road that goes through a beautiful forest with fantastic views. About 2.2 miles you can continue to your left on a narrow path not well maintained or follow the same dirt road to your right; both go by the side of the arroyo. The left side joins again the dirt road near the mile 3.1. At the mile 4.0 the path continues on a steepest narrow trail with some rocky sections not difficult to climb. Once at the top you can also see the Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl volcanoes in addition to the magnificent landscape in all directions.Show more
#3 - The Walled City
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 23 m
#4 - Tepozteco
Parque Nacional El Tepozteco
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
Note: the ruins are reportedly closed, but there is a private tour to the ridge above the ruins which gives you great views down over the town and ruins. This hike brings you to a 30 foot tall, 900 year old stone Aztec pyramid that sits atop the summit that was built in dedication the Sun God. This trek offers great views over the surrounding valleys and vistas. The hike is made up entirely of stone steps and is completely vertical. Dogs are allowed until the archeological site itself. There is a small fee at the top to enter the site but the trail itself is free. PLEASE NOTE: This is a historical archeological site - please be respectful in this area.Show more
#5 - Chichen Itza and The Sacred Cenote Trail
Tinum, Yucatán, Mexico
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#6 - Coba Ruins
Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
#7 - El Faro Lighthouse
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 48 m
#8 - El Tepalo Loop
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Wonderful hike on Camino Segrado.Show more
#9 - Los Picachos
Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
On this loop trail you will touch several interesting places: The dam (Presa de la Olla), the lighthouse (El Faro), the hill of the Comadres (Cerro de las Comadres), La Bufa mountain (Cerro de la Bufa) and El Paseo de la Presa Ave. You start at the pier of the dam (21.00180, -101.23906), and just crossing the street you will find the entrance to the trail. The first mile is the steepest section of the trail, on this part you are going to get to El Faro, lighthouse that still works, where you can stop and contemplate the city. Then you continue walking up for a little more time until you reach el Cerro de las Comadres, the highest point of the trail, from this place of beautiful big rocks, you will have a wonderful 360 degrees view. Once you enjoy the nice landscape and rest a little, you start walking down towards El Cerro de la Bufa. During the rainy season, you will see some little arroyos, beautiful plants and flowers. El Cerro de la Bufa is a beautiful mountain of big rocks where you also can rappel and climb, in front is a cave where they used to have religious festivities, now these festivities are done in another cave at the bottom of the mountain. The trail, last steeper section, continues in the canyon between the big cave and the mountain, be careful because you are going to walk on rocks. Then you will arrive at a well maintained trail, turn to your right and continue until the intersection with a paved road named Panoramica, this point is about 3.8 miles from where you started. You can walk on a trail that goes along the side of the Panoramica road for about half a mile, then walk down and reach El Paseo de la Presa Ave and turn to your right until you arrive to the place where you started. At the intersection with the Panoramica road you decide if you take a taxi or walk by El Paseo de la Presa Ave where you will see several beautiful buildings, old Spaniard houses, and also pass by a nice park. Although two sections are a bit difficult, you will enjoy a lot this trail, but you are going to need a good pair of hiking boots and preferably a hiking stick. Show more
#10 - Valle de Guadalupe Hot Springs and Ruins
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
There is a 50 peso entrance fee to use this trail. The last stretch of the road leading to this trailhead is a dirt road. Show more
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