Explore the most popular regions 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.

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 days ago

Great views. Not kid friendly.

Beautiful alternative to the Bench to Beach loop.

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
private property
3 days ago

Highly recommend this hike! Awesome views, short, somewhat steep hike but you’ll be fine. Enrique is awesome! This was the highlight of our weekend in Cabo! There’s also a parking space next the the oxxo short walk to his house, it’s 36 pesos an hour.
You’ll have to be there by 9:30, Estimated time on this trail is 1.30 min

Beautiful views! Short hike, definitely recommend. There’s a short steep section/scramble but truly not difficult. As previously posted Enrique takes groups daily at 0930, and is an amazing guide.

it is a nice and easy hike. the trail is very easy to find and see. what made it very special for us was to see the wales.

no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
5 days ago

I climbed the peak unguided yesterday. It was beautiful. We had a group of seven guys in fairly good shape. From the hut, it took us 7 hours to the top and 4 hours coming down. The first 2/3 of the hike is dirt and rock with some scrambling and then glacial travel for the last 1/3. Most people do not rope up, but crampons and an ice axe are a must. There are multiple trails through the
Labyrinth below the glacier. When coming down, I recommend tracking the trail so that you can follow it on the way down. Also stick to the trails on the left when you are in the Labyrinth. We used summitorizaba. com for our accommodations and the lodging and transportation was fantastic.

trail running
9 days ago

Very nice route, great variation. Few sketchy spots if you are mountain biking. Ignore the last bit of my route before the road, not a trail at all just to stubborn to backtrack.

Great trail for running, hiking or mountain biking. Lots of ups and downs, twists and turns. Great views.

The trail was easy to find and follow. It had some moderate elevation change. My wife and I spent about 3 hours on it. We did some exploring off trail. Amazing views! Saw whales and sea lions. I would highly recommend hiking it.

hiking
off trail
rocky
14 days ago

Great trail nearby the city.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
19 days ago

Climbing to the summit of Ixta is not super difficult if you are acclimated to the altitude. Camped at the Altomoni hut and summit in the morning at sunrise. Good prep for Orizaba if that’s on your climb list. Beautiful at the top with great views!

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
19 days ago

Climbing to the summit of Ixta is not super difficult if you are acclimated to the altitude. Camped at the Altomoni hut and summit in the morning at sunrise. Good prep for Orizaba if that’s on your climb list. Beautiful at the top with great views!

hiking
19 days ago

Didn’t summit but climbed just short of the rock scramble to the top. Used is an acclimatization hike in prep for Ixta and Orizaba. Definitely a doable hike, just take it slow and easy if you are not used to the altitude. Trail was in good condition, and spent the night in the cabins at the resort area. Do it if you’re in Mexico looking to prepare for climbing higher mountains.

hiking
private property
21 days ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
24 days ago

Easy hike with some good views.

hiking
24 days ago

This trail was STEEP! It was COLD! The views were AMAZING! Highly recommend this trail to hikers up for a bit of a challenge

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
25 days ago

What an excellent workout, with a hike like this, just living is not enough❤️ the trail has two beautiful options for a small break on your way up, one will be under gorgeous oak trees. The scenery colors were amazing, it just had rained in the passed weeks so I got lucky with beautiful greens and blues of the sky and sea.

Hike is longer than stated. Must hike from dock in Yelapa unless you get horses to take you.

Marvelous overlook of the entire city. Not hard to find. Shaded, green trail. The area has many more trails of varying difficulty.

I wish i had this before the hike: https://www.chipinque.org.mx

Hotel Chipinique is a good location to Uber to, 5 min from trailhead. Trick is that Uber may not be able to pick you back up. We arranged with our Uber driver to pick us back up at a set time. Another alternative would have been to walk or hitch the apx 7km (?) downhill back to the park entrance to order a return Uber ride from there.

Restaurant, hotel, and snackbar within 5 min of trailhead. Today (sunday) restaurant had buffet only.

Awesome trail. Bring lots apples and carrots for the horses. They look underfed and overworked. Ask for nacho he will show you a second waterfall. Must buy a drink to see waterfall, it is in a restaurant. 2$usd for water per person.

Nice walk along the ocean. Very easy walk or bike path. Great finished project!

Great views. Path has been greatly improved. Anyone who can do stairs should hike this. Take water and go early in the day!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Great hike with great views. It was challenging but a good one. You can get a similar view from the (closed) teleférico station about 1/3-1/2 of the way up, so if you are feeling really challenged you can stop there. We went early one morning and some of the paved parts of the trail were quite slippery, but other than that it was great. A couple of things to note:

1- If you go early in the morning, there are police guarding the entrance, so unless you want to pay a 100 peso "tip" (around $5) to park inside as a "resident" you will need to allow some extra time to find nearby free street parking and walk up the steep hill.
2- If you go early in the morning, same police at the entrance of the road will not allow you to take your dogs on the trail. If you have a good Spanish level, you can wait for them to offer you to pay a "tip" of 100 pesos to let the dogs go to the trail. Be warned, however, that there could be more issues later. A police car with two officers stopped us right before the trail (after paying the "tip") and would not let us enter the trail and also threatened that if we did enter later we could be reported. They parked and got out of their cars and waited for quite a long time at the trail (while we unsuccessfully tried to find other routes to access the trail without them seeing). It's possible that one of the neighbors in the fancy neighborhood called them. Anyway, after hiking back down to the entrance and explaining to the original cop we "tipped", he told us to go back up and quickly, so we did and we were able to hike the whole thing with no problems. We saw a few other people on the trail with their dogs (all friendly and well behaved) and figured they either did the same thing or came later. When we finished hiking about 6 hours later, there was no road block and no cop at the entrance, so anyone could get in.

This hike was challenging and we took quite a few breaks. It ended up taking us a little less than 6 hours and was around 6 miles round trip. We are in pretty good shape and hike fairly regularly and work out regularly, so just be prepared that it could take a little longer than you might expect, but overall is a great hike.

When driving, follow signs for the nature preserve- it will be slightly off course from how Google maps will route you. $6 entry fee per person, they accept American dollars or pesos. Clean bathrooms at the lodge and additional restrooms on the trail. Trail itself is fairly short but steep right into the canyon. Sneakers are ideal, but could be done in flip flops as well.

Waterfall itself is beautiful but small. The water itself is cool, clean and great for swimming. We overall had a great time but not sure if it's worth the 1.5 hr drive from Cabo San Lucas.

We just did part of this hike from Las Animas to the Cuale Waterfall at Quimixto. It took about 20 minutes and was well worth it! The waterfall was gorgeous and even had a natural water slide. The water was a bit cold but we all went for a dip before having a bite to eat at the restaurant. People can also rent horses to take them up to the waterfall, but this meant that there was a lot of horse poo on the trail - watch your step!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was absolutely amazing! We took the orange bus from where we were staying outside Mismaloya to Boca (10 pesos/person). After getting off the bus, we walked down the steep cobblestone road and over a walking bridge to get to the other side of the small cove. The trial started out by leading us past some villas and houses, then it went through the woods for a while. It got steep fairly quickly and there are a lot of stairs. I would definitely recommend wearing tennis shoes and not any type of sandals. The trail poked out at Colomitos Cove. The view was absolutely breathtaking, with crystal clear blue water. This beach is pretty small and there were not very many people. At this point the trail crosses the sand and there is a fairly big rock close to where the waves break that you have to climb up to follow the path. This was the only part of the hike where we weren’t sure where to go - make sure you go close to the surf (we had to go one at a time to make sure the waves didn’t get our shoes wet). After this part of the hike, most of the trial followed closely along the beach. For a lot of it there was a rock path, and for some we walked through the sand. We crossed several fantastic white sand beaches with nobody on them (Escondida, Caballo, Troza), hotels right on the water, and even a large bar/restaurant that looked like a very nice place to stop for a drink. In the end, we ended up at Las Animas beach which had several restaurants, shops, beach chairs, and boats. In total, the 2.9 mile hike took us 1.5 hours at a moderate pace, including stops to take pictures. We spent several hours at Las Animas before taking a water taxi back to Boca (40 pesos a person). If you are staying near Mismaloya, I definitely recommend taking some time to do this hike!

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