Best national parks in Mexico City

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Explore the most popular national parks in Mexico City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best national parks (4)
#1 - Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
Mexico City, Mexico
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The Desierto de los Leones (Lion Desert) is located just outside Mexico City. The summit of Cerro San Miguel is the highest point in the park at 12,434 feet. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including: camping, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and trekking. Moreover, some months of the year the park organizes special sport activities as 100 miles wild races, or the “Meta Desierto de los Leones”, a 10 kilometers long race. Show more
#2 - Parque Nacional Cumbres del Ajusco
Mexico City, Mexico
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The Cumbres del Ajusco National Park is located near Mexico City, DF. The park is popular for it's Cerro Ajusco summit which sits at 12,894 feet above sea level. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of activities such as nature tourism, mountaineering, motocross, ATV rental, or mountain biking. Show more
#3 - Parque Nacional el Tepeyac
Mexico City, Mexico
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El Tepeyac National Park is located in the eastern part of the Sierra de Guadalupe, north of Mexico City. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as observation of flora and fauna, photography, sports landscape, outdoor games, running while also learn about the culture of this place as it was a relevant ceremonial center for Aztec culture in XV century. Show more
#4 - Parque Nacional Cerro de la Estrella
Mexico City, Mexico
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Cerro de la Estrella National Park is centered on the Cerro de la Estrella mountain which is located entirely within eastern Mexico City, in the borough of Iztapalapa. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking and running. There are many recreational facilities including: picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, sports facility and a lookout point. The park has also many small caves, especially on the mountain proper, a source of ghost stories and legends in the area. Show more