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This is a steep and often HOT hike that begins in the town of San Miguel and ends at Kalu Yala. If you don't have a 4x4 vehicle, this is how to get to Kalu Yala. The jungle village at Kalu Yala has a hostel and an outfitter if you want to arrange a guided hike. Please look at the information on the following website prior to visiting.

https://www.tresbrazosoutfitters.com/alltrails

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This is a steep but rewarding hike that begins and ends at Kalu Yala. At the top of Cerro Prominente, you can see the Pacific Ocean and Panama City on clear days. The jungle village at Kalu Yala has a hostel and an outfitter if you want to arrange a guided hike. Please look at the information on the following website prior to driving (4x4 REQUIRED!) to Kalu Yala to begin this hike.

https://www.tresbrazosoutfitters.com/alltrails

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This is my absolute favorite hike at Kalu Yala! Beware that this hike crosses a river many times, so rainy season flooding is a concern. The jungle village at Kalu Yala has a hostel and an outfitter if you want to arrange a guided hike. Please look at the information on the following website prior to driving (4x4 REQUIRED!) to Kalu Yala to begin this hike.

https://www.tresbrazosoutfitters.com/alltrails

for the difficulty, you will have it here. My legs are still sore 2 days after the hike. 26 kilometers in one day is really rough! And going down... OMG.
But one thing that is disapointing is even if the challenge is here, the quality of the trail is really bad. It's like a large route for a car. The surface can go from: sandy and rocky (witch is really unsrable and slippery) to really muddy.

I would have prefer something more narrow and in the woods, slippy or not i dont care, it's just that i felt like walking in a car or VTT trail.

26 days ago

I hiked up Volcán Baru this last Sunday, 22nd July, 2018 with Cheryl from San Diego and Ronal the guide from Boquete Outdoor Adventures. We began at midnight reaching the sprawling antenna complex at 7.30am just below the summit finding refuge in a shelter as there were near gale force winds, torrential rain and a temperature of minus four degrees centigrade. We waited nearly three hours in the shelter before summiting, returning to the park entrance at 1.30pm. The scenery and the views are unbelievable spectacular of virgin rainforest and the surrounding towns of Boquete, Volcán and David. It was a sunrise hike which we didn’t see due to the inclement weather, nor did we see the Pacific Ocean or the Caribbean Sea which one is able to see on clear days! Definitely only for mad dogs and Englishmen.

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1 month ago

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.

on Boquete Waterfalls

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4 months ago

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.

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

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!

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

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7 months ago

This is a beautiful and difficult hike. The hiking isn't demanding, it is the distance and elevation gain that makes it challenging. A few tips from my experience. It can be climbed in 4.5 hours, time it accordingly to catch sunrise. Total time is 8 hours without taking into account an hour to take photos at the top. My group got to the top with hours to spare and were so cold. Wear pants, several layers, hat and gloves. The top is normally 7 degrees with some wind. I completed this hike in January 2018 from the guard house. Best time December to April
Trail Length: 16.77 miles / 27 km roundtrip (up and back)
Elevation Gain: 7,498 feet (2,274 meters)
Elevation of Volcan Baru Summit: 11,398 feet / 3,474 meters
Temperature at Summit: 45 Fahrenheit / 7 Celsius (approximate lows)

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.

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9 months ago

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.

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10 months ago

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

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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.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

I set off alone from the park gate at 01:30 to get there for sunrise and made it in plenty of time. At a decent pace without stops it can easily be done in under four hours, depending on fitness or between 5 and 6 hours if you're taking it easy and enjoying the views. Try and time it right depending on your fitness as it's cold at the top waiting for the sun to rise.
As far as 13km treks ascending 2000 meters go, I'd say this was pretty straight forward. The path takes 4x4s up to the top daily so it's well worn, wide and very hard to get lost on. Some rocky patches and the obvious incline, but nothing too tricky. There's a big telecommunications plant at the top, but with a little bit of scrambling up some fairly precarious rocks you can get to the true summit where you can turn away from it and the views are fantastic. Well worth the effort.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Cool

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Difficult and beautiful!

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