Looking for a great trail in Machu Picchu , Cusco? AllTrails has 12 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 1.6 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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3 days ago

Absolutely a must. The view of the MP site is amazing. It’s a gradual incline all the way up. If you sit down on top, don’t dangle your feet off the walls, it’s causing deterioration of the walls. The ranger on duty doesn’t speak English, he’s trying his best to tell people nicely. Also leave no traces, it’s mind boggling that tourists still throw their trash along the trails of one of the 7th marvel of the world.

on Huayna Picchu Loop

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4 days ago

Amazing views and hike. Very difficult but can take your time and stop when need to. The view of Machu Picchu from up top is worth every sore muscle. Make sure you have good trail shoes, water, and snacks.

very nice hike to do as early as possible in the morning. Many steps of stairs but very beautiful point of view and happy to arrive at the top !!

difficult, wet but very pleasant to do at the front rather than take the bus!

The hike of a lifetime.

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rocky
19 days ago

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23 days ago

Great challenging hike beautiful views

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23 days ago

Love the story behind this place and the hike is short and beautiful views

hiking
23 days ago

Great views and history

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23 days ago

Spectacular hike. If coming down side of mountain, there are no railings - the descent was much harder (psychologically - so high and nothing to hold on to) than the entire hike to Machu Picchu. Going up was awesome to see the temples, but I'd rather have taken the time to explore the Machu Picchu ruins.

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24 days ago

Most difficult trail I have ever hiked. Our guide said there are 2000+ steps each way. It was very cloudy so we couldn’t really see much, but had one great view coming back down. There are also 2 very scary areas, especially if you have a fear of heights. I was hugging the way and going slow. Coming down I went feet first. If you are doing this I recommend climbing with no pack or a very small pack. Make sure you are good with lots of stairs.

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25 days ago

We had a beautiful day as we entered the sun gate. Seeing Machu Picchu for the first time is indescribable. As you follow the trail to approach Machu Picchu it gets better and better

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25 days ago

Incredible views thru the trail and leading up to this Inca site. Lots of steep steps to navigate once you arrive, but the views from the top are stunning

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27 days ago

An amazing hike. The spectacular views have no comparison. Very tired because he climbs 1650 steps.

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1 month ago

Note that to enter this trail (or any segment of the Inca trail), you must have a certified guide with you. Good trail to the top of Machu Picchu. Repeated switchbacks tend to get a bit monotonous, but lots of cool flora makes up for it. You get a clear view of the Urubamba river valley on the way up. If you’re starting from the Inca rail from Aguascalientes, be careful to get off at the correct kilometer marker, as some entrances to the trail may be closed. The trail is very strenuous, which, when combined with the altitude, means you’ll have to take lots of rests if you aren’t prepared.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of Machu Picchu and surrounding mountains. Lots of interesting flora and architecture. You’ll share the trail with lots of cute llamas!

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rocky
1 month ago

Amazing trek to the top giving awesome views of Machu Picchu. Trek is difficult with lots of stairs and narrow steps. In some places you will need to use hands as well to pull yourself up. If you are fit, it will take 2 hours to get up and back

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1 month ago

If you can get a permit, do it! I'd recommend starting later in your window if you're not the first few up. there will be lots of waiting for people going up or down, so expect that. things are narrow and theres a ton of traffic. there are a few lookouts right before you get to the very top of the 1 way loop. you wont be able to easily get back to them, so stop where you see a good empty place before the very top and you'll get wonderful uninterrupted views rather than battling the crowds.

Scariest hike of my life!!!!!!

Pretty rough hike, but completely worth it. I’m glad I did the hike rather than take the bus!

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1 month ago

Great views at the top. You must make a reservation months in advance. Be ready for A LOT of stairs.

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1 month ago

The steep stairs were definitely a challenge, but we made it all the way to the top! spectacular views!

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1 month ago

Fabulous views on top! Steep stairs, cable railings at points but overall a very safe trail. Got some great pics of wild orchids!

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2 months ago

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!!

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2 months ago

Great hike to the summit! The view is stunning!

2 months ago

narrow and fun...watchbout if there are lanes on the trail.

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rocky
3 months ago

This trek was amazing would recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure! Would recommend doing this trek with a guide/group where they carry the heavy gear and provide shelter at each campsite. We did it by ourselves no guide and carried our tent, sleeping bags, food, ect and it was very difficult. However, I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world! We survived the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu!!

Ridiculously beautiful, but challenging downhills and uphills. This hike is not for beginners, those afraid of heights or difficult terrain. It’s definitely worth it, but do make sure you’re dressed appropriately and bring plenty of water.

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