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Best trails in Machu Picchu

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Looking for a great trail near Machu Picchu, Cusco? AllTrails has 15 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 11 hard trails in Machu Picchu ranging from 2.4 to 42.9 miles and from 6,043 to 15,206 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Machu Picchu
Top trails (15)
#1 - Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
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Length: 42.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
A wonderful alternative to the classic Inca Trail. It rises higher, offers superb views of the Salkantay and is much less frequented.Show more
#2 - 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
#3 - Machu Picchu from Km104
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 5 h 33 m
It is optional to contact a tour agency in Peru months in advance if you visit this place, they will obtain the permits, tickets and everything you need for the journey, but it is also possible to do Show more
#4 - Inca Trail Segment 3: Phakaimayo to Wiñay Wayna
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
This is a 4-day trek. For a list of segments that make up the full Inca Trail see here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/inca-trail--6 The Inca Trail runs for approximately 26 miles (42 km) through thShow more
#5 - 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
#6 - 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
#7 - 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
#8 - 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
#9 - Inca Trail Segment 2: Huayllabama to Phakaimayo
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 4 h 41 m
This is a 4-day trek. For a list of segments that make up the full Inca Trail see here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/inca-trail--6 The Inca Trail runs for approximately 26 miles (42 km) through thShow more
#10 - Inca Trail Segment 1: Piskacuch to Huayllabama
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
The Inca Trail runs for approximately 26 miles (42 km) through the Peruvian countryside, mountains, subtropical jungles, and amazing archeological sites. It is believed to be the route of pilgrimage tShow more
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