Best trails in Machu Picchu

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Looking for a great trail in Machu Picchu , Cusco? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, walking 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 7 hard trails in Machu Picchu ranging from 1.9 to 6.8 miles and from 6,043 to 9,934 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Huayna Picchu Loop
Machu Picchu
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Huayna Picchu (meaning "young peak") is one of the most popular destinations at Machu Picchu. It towers over the lost city of the Incas at 8,835 ft above sea level. The mountain has a trail on its sidShow more
#2 - Machu Picchu Summit
Machu Picchu
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
NOTE: The government of Peru has placed restrictions on visitation to the ruins. There are a few ways to reach Machu Picchu--by train, by the Inca Trail, or by a combination of both and through the Show more
#3 - Machu Picchu Main Gate, Temples, and Inca Bridge
Machu Picchu
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Once inside Machu Picchu, this route guides you to several must-see main places at the ruins. You will go through the Main Gate and then visit the Inca Bridge, which is referred to as a "secret entranShow more
#4 - Sun Gate Loop
Machu Picchu
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
NOTE: The government of Peru has placed restrictions on visitation to the ruins. There are a few ways to reach Machu Picchu--by train, by the Inca Trail, or by a combination of both and through the Show more
#5 - Wiñay Wayna
Machu Picchu
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
Meaning "eternal youth" or "forever young", Wiñay Wayna sits next to Machu Picchu overlooking the Urubamba River. The site can be reached on the Inca trail or from the Machu Picchu entrance (shown herShow more
#6 - Huchuy Picchu
Machu Picchu
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 36 m
Huchuy Picchu sits right next to the more popular Huayna Picchu and is adjacent to the beautiful ruins of Machu Picchu. Although more hikers pass by Huchuy on their way to Huayna, it offers awesome viShow more
#7 - Machu Picchu Hike to the Entrance
Machu Picchu
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
While most people take a bus up the steep road from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, you can also walk! You will see the path on the right hand side of the road the bus takes. Allow 1.5-2 hours for thShow more
#8 - Inca Bridge
Machu Picchu
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 54 m
NOTE: The government of Peru has placed restrictions on visitation to the ruins. There are a few ways to reach Machu Picchu--by train, by the Inca Trail, or by a combination of both and through the Show more
#9 - Choquequirao Trek: Segment 8
Machu Picchu
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
Choquequirao Trek: Segment 8 is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru that features a river. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for Show more
#10 - Los Jardines de Mandor
Machu Picchu
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
There are a few ways to reach Machu Picchu--by train, by the Inca Trail, or by a combination of both and through the KM 104 Trail. Take your pick! If you opt by foot, both of those treks are with the Show more
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