Best lake trails in Mexico

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Explore the most popular lake 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 lake trails in Mexico
Top trails (76)
#1 - Nevado de Toluca El Fraile Loop Trail
Parque Nacional Nevado de Toluca
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
#2 - Sierra Santa Rosa
Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
This loop trail starts at Santa Rosa de Lima, you hike across the mountain to la presa (dam) de Peralillo, return by the Camino Real through the little town of Puerto de Santa Rosa, and arrive to the same point in Santa Rosa de Lima. From the start point (21.07320, -101.19529) walk by the Camino Real, that crosses the town, and about half of a mile to your right you will find the entrance to the trail. At this point you leave the Camino Real behind and start hiking up by the Sierra de Santa Rosa. The trail is well marked, in some sections it seems that you lose it but you find it again easily. In about half of a mile you will reach to a beautiful plain area named Llano Largo, take a moment to walk and admire this place. From this point you start walking down for about a mile until you arrive to the dam (Presa de Peralillo). You will be surprised by the beautiful view of the mountains and small arroyos (mainly during the rainy season). When you get to the dam, leave your backpack for a moment, walk and contemplate this beautiful place, you will love it! People come here during weekends driving by the road. Once you rest for a while, you walk up on the trail along the edge of the dam until you reach the road that leads you to Santa Rosa de Lima, passing by a little town named Puerto de Santa Rosa and continuing to enjoy this beautiful landscape. You can stop in Santa Rosa de Lima, walk a while in this nice town and eat a typical regional dish. This loop trail is one of the several trails that Sierra de Santa Rosa has to explore, try it first, you will love this beautiful place with wonderful landscapes.Show more
#3 - Nevado de Toluca Lagoons Loop Trail
Parque Nacional Nevado de Toluca
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
#4 - El Carrizo
Tecate Municipality, Baja California, Mexico
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
#5 - Presa el Carrizo Coastal Walk
Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
There is a parking fee for Rancho La Fuente, that's where the trail begins. Nice hike along part of the southern shore of the dam, then before reaching the river you enter and exit a sandy area covered in vegetation that used to be the bottom of the lake, so be careful not to get lost, as the trail is not marked, then you start going upriver until you reach a small waterfall. There is a shower for washing and swimming is allowed.Show more
#6 - El Contadero Trail
Municipio de Mineral del Chico, Hidalgo, Mexico
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
This trail takes you to the area called El Contadero, the locals say that many years ago in this place the bandits counted and distributed the money they stole. It is an area of high rocks with narrow spaces between them forming a maze not so easy to enter, located in the El Chico National Park, which is one of the most important in Mexico, in the state of Hidalgo. The trail starts in the tourist area called Diego Mateo about 30 minutes from Pachuca, where you pay a fee to enter. On the path there are other trails that join and lead to other places, a local guide will be of great help. You will be amazed by the beautiful landscapes with large rock formations, lakes and vegetation, but above all, it will be an unforgettable experience to walk through those small spaces between the large rocks where the bandits used to hide.Show more
#7 - Bosque de Chapultepec Loop
Bosque de Chapultepec
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Dogs are allowed in this second section (2da. sección) of the Bosque de Chapultepec. In the first section (1era. sección) you cannot enter with dogs.Show more
#8 - La Pluma Amarilla - Xalpa - Río
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
#9 - Paso de Piedra - Mazamitla
Valle de Juárez, Jalisco, Mexico
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Length: 18.3 mi
This route goes on a circular route through the towns of Buenavista, Puerto de Milpillas, Penche Chico, Mazamitla, El Llano de Los Toros, El Pedregal, Pie de Puerco, La Providencia and returns through El Alto, between the lakes, to Paso de Piedra.Show more
#10 - Miguel Auza - San Marcos - Cinco de Mayo (San Ángel)
Miguel Auza, Zacatecas, Mexico
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Length: 41.6 mi
A mountain bike tour from Miguel Auza to Cinco de Mayo (San Ángel), passing through San Marcos. The San Ángel - Miguel Auza road is followed and it is considered for experienced cyclists, not only because of the distance but also because there are parts where the terrain is quite steep.Show more
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