Looking for a great trail near Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Bahía de Banderas ranging from 0.8 to 4 miles and from 59 to 410 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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I loved this hike with beautiful view at the end. Moderate probably understates the end of the trail where it requires some short areas of rock scrambling. Lots of locals out hiking the trail on the day we went.

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private property
10 days ago

the trail is not marked in many places. Parked at Jacqueline Hacienda. went across Creek and between towel and horse fields for about a mile. Road curves to left and goes up steep hill and a sign in English and Spanish says no trespassing to the right. You have to go through the gate that says no trespassing LOL. Then that Trail is fairly obvious but those for couple miles maybe that least a mile and a half. Fairly steep with some ropes. View is excellent and worth the hike. Definitely ask every local you see which way to go LOL

Great hike I hiked up the Jacqueline hacienda and came down to high ta blanka. Go through the no trespassing sign everyone was very nice. 3 hour hike. I just recorded the way down.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

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private property
1 month ago

Great hike from Sayulita to San Francisco! Lush and well cleared :-)

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bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great trail. Last 500 meters is quite the climb, but worth it.

Great hike. I suggest taking a couple beers to enjoy at the top. Quite beautiful.

We took this hike starting in San Pancho and then took the bus back to Sayulita. be careful when you're walking along the main road because there's very little shoulder. what's a little girl have on the sign concho side. there are 2 signs for private property about

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Beautiful hike that gives a nice view of the Bahia de Banderas all the way up the coast towards Baja. It starts down the road from the last stop on the bus to Higuera Blanco and meanders along 1-1.5 miles before beginning to climb to the top of the mountain with the last .5 miles becoming quite steep. Make sure to scramble up the rocks near the top so you can take in the nearly 360 view of the coast and mountains.

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2 months ago

Easy loop trail from Sayulita. Trail is well maintained. There are a few nice views at the top of both San Pancho and Sayulita. On the return part of the loop back to Sayulita, if you did the loop clockwise, there are a number of trails that branch off from the main trail. Take which one you want because they all eventually meet back to the main trail.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Second climb up took the four of us exactly one hour up and about 45 or 50 minutes down. Two people in the latter half of 60s. Lots of families up there this Saturday morning.

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blowdown
3 months ago

I definitely suggest downloading the map from AllTrails because otherwise it would be easy to lose your way. It is mostly shaded and fairly easy walking but gets steep towards the top. There is a small outcrop on top with a great view. On this Monday morning there were several other pairs of hikers out. The hike took us 2 hours return, including a 10 minute break on top.

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bugs
4 months ago

on Sayulita to San Pancho

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bugs
private property
6 months ago

anyone know how long the hike is?

The view from the top is quite lovely!

The trail was extremely unclear. We did not get to Monkey Mountain due absence of trail markings and hitting a fence that said no trespassing. It turns out we may have been able to pass but as we were unfamiliar with the area we turned around. We went back a few days later with a local guide who actually took us in a different entrance and it was a lovely hike. For first time I recommend going with a guide. Once you are familiar you could do on your own no problem.

Aside from a bull and a tiny lizard there was no wildlife to speak of, however, there were frigate birds and many colorful long-tailed songbirds. Most of the climb occurs in the last mile which means it's quite steep but the view of Punta Mita is quite beautiful. Finally, there are a couple of livestock gates to pass through and just before the road transitions to trail a metal gate warning "No Pasar". A trail to the left will take you around the fenced area.

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