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on Boquete Waterfalls

hiking
22 days 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.

hiking
3 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.

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Difficult and beautiful!

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
10 months ago