Best trails in Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda, Querétaro, Mexico

24 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda, Querétaro? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda ranging from 1.4 to 4 miles and from 4,120 to 8,884 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Show more
Map of trails in Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda, Querétaro, Mexico
Park information
Helpful links
Top trails (6)
#1 - Puente de Dios-Rio Escanela
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(6)
Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
The trailhead to the Puente de Dios is located near the river just passing the small shops and restrooms (21.19672, -99.60590). The path goes along the riverbank, crossing the river several times using small wooden bridges. About a mile in, you will come across Angostura Canyon; a small section of the trail made of cement goes by the canyon wall. Stop for a moment and contemplate the landscape, touch the crystal clear fresh water and listen its sound. Almost arriving to the Puente de Dios, you will find small springs of fresh water. It is pure clear water. The Puente de Dios is a grotto and a waterfall in the same beautiful place. There are small areas where you can swim. Show more
#2 - Mirador Cuatro Palos
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(10)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 48 m
An incredible trail that leads to an even more incredible viewpoint. The trail leads you through beautiful old growth Oak forest to a spectacular spot where the desert meets the forest. Observe a wide variety of wildflowers and birds, and enjoy a meal at the community cafe. From Cuatro Palos you can see as far as the Pena de Bernal and the Bucareli Franciscan Mission. The community charges a small fee to hike to the view point, with proceeds going to improve the tourist infrastructure of the community. As Cuatro Palos is one of the poorest communities in Queretaro, feel free to bring donations and dog food to the community. Show more
#3 - Cuatro Palos to Mision de Bucareli
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(4)
Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 9 h 56 m
#4 - Sotano del Barro
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(1)
Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 4 h 27 m
Beautiful, but difficult trail in the Sierra Gorda. It features one of the deepest sinkholes in the world, and is also home of the military macaws (Ara militaris), a beautiful green and noisy large parrot and medium-sized macaw. Although you can do it on your own, you can contact an agency in Jalpan de Serra. A guide will take you to the small community of Santa Maria de Cocos and then another guide from the community will be assigned. The trailhead is at the end of the small community near the basketball court (21.32833, -99.65302). From this point you will walk up for about 2 hours on a well-marked, but steep trail until you arrive to the sinkhole. If you want to see the macaws, leave the cave early in the morning. You need to be at the trailhead at about 4am (this depends on the time of sunrise). Your guide will give you a head lamp to illuminate the trail and see where to walk. At the top, you will enjoy watching the birds flying out of the cave, an unforgettable experience! A good pair of hiking boots and a stick will help you a lot, especially when going down. Be sure to bring snacks and plenty of water.Show more
#5 - Cascada El Chuveje
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(1)
Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 49 m
The El Chuveje waterfall, located in the state of Queretaro, Mexico, is a nature reserve that is visited by many people, mainly when it is not the rainy season. You can reach the trailhead (21.16915, -99.55747) that takes you to the waterfall from Pinal de Amoles, then walk along a beautiful trail through trees, plants and flowers. Most of the path goes near the Escanela river of fresh and crystalline water where you will contemplate an amazing landscape that will leave you amazed. If you start your day early, once you enjoy this beautiful place, it is recommended to visit also Puente de Dios which also has an impressive trail next to the same river and it only takes you a few minutes driving to get there, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy two amazing places!Show more
#6 - La Gotera
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(1)
Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m