Best trails in Panama

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Ready to check out the best trails in Panama? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, running trails, forest 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. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Panama ranging from 2.3 to 11.7 km and from 22 to 2,047 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Panama
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#1 - Alto Pacora Loop Trail
Kalu Yala
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Length: 23.7 km • Est. 8 h 26 m
This hike can be done in one day, or as an overnight backpacking trip beginning and ending at Kalu Yala. Please make sure to stop by the informational map at Tres Brazos Outfitters in Kalu Yala Town Show more
#2 - Pool Loop
Kalu Yala
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Length: 9.5 km • Est. 2 h 51 m
Mermaid's Pool to Poseidon's Pool to Cuamvi Pool to Ramon's Pool. For more information about the camp: https://info.kaluyala.com/visits/Show more
#3 - Volcán Barú
Boquete District, Chiriquí, Panama
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Length: 25.4 km • Est. 10 h 29 m
Volcán Barú is a 25.4 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Boquete District, Chiriquí, Panama that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is priShow more
#4 - Boquete Waterfall via Pipeline Trail
Bosque Protector Palo Seco- Sector central Culubre
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Length: 6.1 km • Est. 2 h 34 m
From the starting point you can choose between two different hikes to the waterfalls. The entrance fee to this waterfall-hike is USD 3 per person.Show more
#5 - Path of the Cross
Altos De Campana National Park
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Length: 2.3 km • Est. 1 h 2 m
NOTE: Remember to register at the park headquarters or you may be fined.Show more
#6 - Farm Pass and El Gaital Trail
Antón District, Coclé, Panama
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Length: 6.1 km • Est. 2 h 35 m
Farm Pass and El Gaital Trail is a 6.1 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Antón District, Coclé, Panama that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offShow more
#7 - Jaguar Falls
Kalu Yala
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Length: 10.6 km • Est. 3 h 31 m
Jaguar Falls is a 10.6 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Panama City, Panama City, Panama that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#8 - El Pianista Trail
Boquete District, Chiriquí, Panama
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Length: 7.9 km • Est. 3 h 19 m
El Pianista Trail is a 7.9 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Boquete District, Chiriquí, Panama that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail isShow more
#9 - Cerro Prominente
Kalu Yala
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Length: 8.7 km • Est. 4 h 1 m
Cerro Prominente is a 8.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Panama City, Panama City, Panama that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offeShow more
#10 - Exploring the Former Canal Zone
Panama City, Panama City, Panama
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Length: 15.6 km • Est. 4 h 47 m
The Eighth Wonder of the World was also a social experiment The Panama Canal, a 48-mile (77.1-kilometer) channel dug between oceans, will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2014 by doubling its capacityShow more
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