Explore the most popular trails in Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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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.

Fantastic trail. Lightly trafficked by hikers and bikers. Nice balance of long stretches in the quiet woods and short stretches through the energetic picnic grounds. Plenty of opportunities to wander in the woods if you feel like going off the trail. Nice quiet pond at the loop end of the trail, with plenty of families watching and feeding ducks. The trail head is near a dozen small local restaurants for a nice post-hike meal. Highly recommend this hike!

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3 months ago

Shortest trail to Cerro de San Miguel’s peak and a beautiful tour of Desierto de Los Leones forest. Great mix of moderate and hard sections.

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9 months ago

Relatively easy trail, few people early in the morning.

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