Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Panama with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
23 days ago

the real name of the trail is Pipeline trail. excellent bird and monkey watching

hiking
23 days ago

Excellent historic trail. My partner was exhausted at the end. We crossed a guy who twisted his ankle and couldn't walk. We made 2 crutches for him so to keep walking. His friend went for help and 2 hours later we crossed the guys from SINAPROC, those guys were really well prepared with litter, ropes, etc to take the guy out of the jungle. a very recommended trail

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muddy
private property
rocky
2 months ago

Easy trail and suitable for a family hike. Make sure you stop at the massive ficus tree that’s survived at least 2 eruptions if Volcan Baru. It’s not every day you get a chance to see a 1,400 year old tree! Some beautiful farmland along the beginning of the trail. I heard monkeys but never could see them. Fairly easy and no steep sections. Use caution on the foot bridges as they’ll be a bit slippery.

hiking
9 months ago

Excellent hike! One of the best that I have done, but you have to plan for it. I would recommend about $140 cash to make this happen, although you can save money if you have a GOOD 4x4. I also highly recommend getting a guide. My guides were Ryan and Mika. Ryan is a biologist, so when we were walking, he brought my attention to all sorts of exotic plants and wildlife. Mika is new to Kalu Yala but brings her experience from living in Equador on the Amazon River to help students and adventurers explore the habitat. On the hike, we saw two different breeds of monkeys, poison dart frogs, and countless birds and insects. At the Kalu Yala camp, I met some of the most thoughtful and interesting people who are like-minded with us outdoor types. NOTE: Technically, you could do the hike for free with an excellent four-wheel drive, and moderate land navigation skills, but I do recommend the guide. Recommended Packing List: - x2 pairs of polyester/nylon socks (your feet get wet and stay wet) - Good hiking shoes that dry quickly. - Nylon/polyester pants - Polyester shirt - Swim trunks - Reef or approach shoes for the waterfall. - Camera ( I used my cellphone camera which worked fine) - Snacks - Water treatment or life straw (The hike lasts about 6 hours out and back, allowing time for pictures)

Gorgeous once you get into the jungle and the waterfall at the end is magic. Rickety bridge crossings and moderate elevation change makes this a great choice if you only have a day or two to hike in Boquete.

hiking
Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Nice moderate hike. About 1.5 miles up the trail is a quetzal nest that is a great spot for watching the male and female. See photos.

walking
Saturday, March 24, 2018

I walked around here in 1998. I am sure it has been updated since...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Beautiful views of the valley below the whole way! Wear long pants or socks to protect from the grass, it’ll cut. Definitely worth the climb!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Not that interesting. Wouldn’t do it again it’s just a long path in the ocean.

This trail is near Boquete and locally called the "Pipeline Trail". It's 2.8 miles R/T, not 3.8. It takes about 1 hour and 10 mins in, less than an hour out. It follows a stream up to a box canyon where you will find the "Cascada Escondida" falls. The review by Ryan is about a different hike called "The Lost Waterfalls". Suggest: 1. Removing this review and accurately putting it under the correct trail. 2. Renaming this Trail "The Pipeline" not Boquete Waterfalls.

hiking
Friday, November 10, 2017

The magical jaguar falls! A nice hike, not to hilly nor strenuous. However, it is wet. Around 17 river crossings means a lot of walking through water. Hiking down to the actual falls is super steep but fun if you have the right attitude. And the waterfall itself is gorgeous, refreshing and a great way to spend a hot day.

hiking
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Awesome trail with breathtaking views at the top. You have to do it on a clear day but if you do you can see both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Panama City, and both North and South America. Absolutely amazing

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Multiple giant waterfalls make the end worth the effort. The climb is not too steep so moderate is a good description. The second waterfall Requires climbing a wall with rope and is the hardest part.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Cool

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