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hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Sendero muy húmedo, rocoso, hay que pasar el río al rededor de 14 veces. Recomiendo utilizar pantalón y camisa largas, hay un mosquito que causa una llaga así que llevar repelente, llevar guía si no conoce el sendero, hay muchas trochas que conducen a otros lugares

Nice hike. Highlight is 1000 year old tree. Waterfall was minimal when we visited. The hike is pretty rocky in places.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

I would have ranked this a moderate to difficult trail. First of all it’s not traveled much. Some of the trail markings have been blown down. It’s really deep rainforest. DO NOT hike from the main road to the Chagres River and expect to get a boat! The boats don’t stop there anymore. Fortunately our guide recommended we go to the public boat dock, pay $15 to get a ride to the start of the trail. It’s not marked well. Then hike from the river to the main road. We did Camino de Cruces to Camino de Pantacion to the main road which was 13 km. The Cruces trail is thick and overgrown so it takes twice as long. The Plantacion Trail is well traveled and easy to moderate. It took us all in all 4 hours. Bring bug spray and a good supply of water. Do not do alone! Sprained ankles could easily happen and there are major ant hill colonies to cross. Oh! And don’t be afriad if you he’s the sound of the Howler monkeys which sound like lions roaring! Quite the adventure. Two snakes. A few butterflies. Dragonflies. Some frogs. The monkeys make themselves scarce as do the birds. And wear long pants.

hiking
muddy
scramble
5 months ago

This is my second time here (I created the original entry on AllTrails) and this trail always delivers. We took a family of friends and kids aged 7 to 11 and had an absolute blast. The trail is relatively short and we took plenty of time to take photos. Altos de Campana has some incredible biodiversity and a unique habitat, particularly insects and plants but some amazing birds too. We took plenty of time but don’t be fooled by the short distance and limited elevation gap. The trail is muddy and some parts can be strenuous. Bring good shoes and be prepared to scramble and hold on to roots and branches as you go up or down the steep slope. Remember to register at the park headquarters or you may be fined.

c est 5 dollars l entrée maintenant ...

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Great trail! Lots of birds and incredible views. Can get muddy during the rainy season and the steep trail can turn into a river with rain. But so so fun!

This is the quintessential jungle hike. Tall trees, vines, epiphytes, and I was lucky enough to see a few troops of monkeys, anteater, snake and some frogs. But I understand you're not always that lucky. The trail has a few tree blowdowns that haven't been cleared, and there is no view point or "mirador" to see a long distance, at least not until you get to the Chagres river. I would give it 5 stars if it was a little bit better maintained, but it's an amazing trail full of history, just as it is.

hiking
muddy
private property
rocky
9 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 of 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
Thu May 02 2019

An amazing way to end our time at Kalu Yala!

hiking
Sun Mar 24 2019

Pool Crawl

hiking
Fri Jan 11 2019

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
Tue Apr 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.

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!

backpacking
Tue Feb 13 2018

This is a great loop that can be done either in a day or an overnight. There is limited water (the only source during the uphill push is in the actual town of Altos de Pacora) so be sure to pack around 3L/person. Steep uphill but so rewarding. Check out Jessica's tienda, too, once in the town. It's more hidden than the traditional tienda stop but she'll make some great food and is really welcoming.

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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