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Best trails in Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

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Looking for a great trail in Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running 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 6 moderate trails in Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones ranging from 3.1 to 17.7 miles and from 9,727 to 12,227 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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The Desierto de los Leones (Lion Desert) is located just outside Mexico City. The summit of Cerro San Miguel is the highest point in the park at 12,434 feet. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including: camping, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and trekking. Moreover, some months of the year the park organizes special sport activities as 100 miles wild races, or the “Meta Desierto de los Leones”, a 10 kilometers long race.

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#1 - Camino al Convento Trail
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
Camino al Convento Trail is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of Show more
#2 - El San Miguel
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
El San Miguel is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarilyShow more
#3 - Circuito San Miguel
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 16.9 mi • Est. 9 h 38 m
Circuito San Miguel is a 16.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarilyShow more
#4 - Desierto Leones a Manantiales Rincón San Miguel
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Desierto Leones a Manantiales Rincón San Miguel is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as mShow more
#5 - Desierto de los Leones Loop
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 8 h 17 m
Desierto de los Leones Loop is a 14.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and is pShow more
#6 - Desierto a Valle del Conejo La Marquesa
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 17.7 mi • Est. 9 h 50 m
Desierto a Valle del Conejo La Marquesa is a 17.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderShow more
#7 - Desierto, Arriba Cables y Alta Tensión
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 14.2 mi • Est. 8 h 27 m
Desierto, Arriba Cables y Alta Tensión is a 14.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Juan Yautepec, México, Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The Show more
#8 - Barandales, Medio Muro, Punto Rojo, Disney and F1 Loop
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 53 m
Barandales, Medio Muro, Punto Rojo, Disney and F1 Loop is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated asShow more
#9 - Carretera La Venta Short Loop
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Carretera La Venta Short Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail isShow more
#10 - Carretera La Venta Santa Rosa Loop
Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Carretera La Venta Santa Rosa Loop is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail isShow more
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