Best waterfall trails in Mexico

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Explore the most popular waterfall 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 waterfall trails in Mexico
Top trails (61)
#1 - 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
#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 - Sendero a las Cascadas (Palo Maria)
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 45 m
#4 - Cañon de La Zorra
Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#5 - Boca de Tomatlan to Quimixto Waterfall
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 4 h 54 m
#6 - El Salto Waterfall Trail
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#7 - 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
#8 - Santiago Waterfall Hike
Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
#9 - Puente de Dios-Rio Escanela
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
The trailhead to the Puente de Dios is located near the river just passing the small shops and restrooms (21.19672, -99.60590). The path goes along the riverbank, crossing the river several times using small wooden bridges. About a mile in, you will come across Angostura Canyon; a small section of the trail made of cement goes by the canyon wall. Stop for a moment and contemplate the landscape, touch the crystal clear fresh water and listen its sound. Almost arriving to the Puente de Dios, you will find small springs of fresh water. It is pure clear water. The Puente de Dios is a grotto and a waterfall in the same beautiful place. There are small areas where you can swim. Show more
#10 - Yelapa Waterfall Trail
Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, Mexico
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
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