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Best trails in Cusco

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Trying to find the best Cusco trails? AllTrails has 71 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo or Santa Teresa, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 37 hard trails in Cusco ranging from 1.9 to 135.6 miles and from 6,043 to 16,738 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 Cusco
Top trails (71)
#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. For a list of segments of the Salkantay Trek see here: https://wwShow more
#2 - Inca Trail
Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
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Length: 24.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
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
#3 - Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
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Length: 20.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu is a 20.5 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily useShow more
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - Ausangate Circuit
Ocongate, Cusco, Peru
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Length: 41.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Ausangate Trek is a beautiful hike through the rarely visited areas in Peru. It traverses through several high altitude passes where you will see snow-capped peaks and glaciers, llamas, and gorgeoShow more
#7 - Soraypampa Trek to Humantay Lake
Area de Conservación Regional Choquequirao
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
Soraypampa Trek to Humantay Lake is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mollepata, Cusco, Peru that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#8 - 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
#9 - 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
#10 - Rainbow Mountain
Pitumarca, Cusco, Peru
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
Rainbow Mountain is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pitumarca, Cusco, Peru that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used Show more
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