Ready to check out the best trails in Peru? AllTrails has 62 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. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Cusco, Ancash or Lima - we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 39 hard trails in Peru ranging from 1.5 to 79.9 miles and from 610 to 22,050 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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4 days ago

We did the section from Sangalle and back to Cabanaconde.. We left the Oasis lodge, which was nice with a pool, at 5am and passed many hikers leaving probably a bit earlier. The trail is all uphill with loose rock and rock steps. Take rest as needed and enjoy the views as the sun rises.

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rocky
6 days ago

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6 days ago

can be muddy and cloudy, so may miss view, plan accordingly, hike isn't too bad if you are acclimated until the last bit

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10 days ago

Do it!

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10 days ago

Do it!

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10 days ago

Do it!

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10 days ago

Do it!

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10 days ago

Do it!

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10 days ago

Do it!

The trail is easy enough to make during an afternoon but if you are lucky with the weather you will be rewarded with amazing views of the Cordillera Blanca

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12 days ago

One of the best treks I've ever done. Period. The campsite of the second night is the most beautiful campsite I've ever stayed at! An absolutely must do in Peru imo. It isn't easy though primarily due to altitude. I actually got a little altitude sick there as the peak is at 4,750m. Nothing too bad just bring some coca candy and a big water bottle. I can't recomend this trek higher. Incredible!!!

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12 days ago

The trail it beautiful and the lake at the top is certainly worth it! I got lucky with amazing weather and while parts were muddy overall the trail condition was good. Easy overall hike although the last uphill section of 1km is tiring. Take some snacks, water, and sit and enjoy the view at the top!

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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16 days ago

a challenge. a mass of humanity. the elevation is certainly challenging.

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18 days ago

One of the best cities to explore if you love the outdoors. The city is small and easy to navigate. Outside the city are countless hikes and ruins. There's way more to see then this walking tour so explore at your leisure.

"Easy" hike around the ruins after we completed the Inca Trail. Picturesque starting in the early morning as the clouds lift off the mountain and reveal Machu Picchu.

amazing experience. one of the longest I've done, the altitude definitely played more into this then I thought it would. great porters, and amazing views makes this a must

Great little hike - very busy place. So many people everyday. There were at least 500 people at the lake when we got there. It’s a decent climb up, especially if you aren’t used to the altitude, but a great way to see how your body will react to altitude before doing the Inka Trail or Salkantay Trek. Probably good to do before rainbow mountain too - that one can be rough on some people.

Best and hardest hike I have ever done. Lots of up and down on the trail. About 4.5 hours. Unreal views. Only issue is getting used to the altitude. Make sure you get acclimated before you hike it. Coming through the Sun Gate and seeing Machu Picchu for the fist time is overwhelming. But make sure you are healthy and in ok shape before you go. Not for the faint of heart. Also bring a decent rain poncho. We had about 10 minutes of heavy rain, then cloudy for a bit. The clouds roll in and out very fast.

Hard but defenitly worth it. After every couple kilometers, the surroundings change.

Very beautiful trek! The best way to discover Machu Picchu! I did it in March (low seaso) with a 20 persons group / 2guides. You can book expeditions in Cusco. Must compare expeditions before booking. Must stay a few days in cusco to get use to the altitude (important). Day 2 is demanding. Also, save energy for Day 5 (the stairs from Aguas Calientes to Machu picchu) But, for the most adventurous, you can do it on your own. Find a bus or book a taxi to the beginning of the trek. Bring your tent and sleeping bag. Follow the track. Be careful. Go back with a bus after macchu picchu.

For sure, one of the most amazing hikes worldwide. Will to go on is a key skill. Be properly hydrated and with a adequate level of sugar at least a week before the hike. Ideally take 3 days in Cusco City to get use to the high altitude.

An off handed decision to fill in some time while in the region proved to be a highlight of my trip. No specific training but as long as you have the footwear, clothing for changeable weather & reasonable fitness, along with mindfulness of taking it easy as your breathing adjusts, you should be good!

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1 month ago

The 9 tails uphill climb is painful. But 3 days challenge for salkantay challenge is awesome as you will get to see spectacular views along the journey to machu pichu. Overall an awesome hiking experience and I would strongly recommend it to hiking enthusiasts. You will not regret it. But please prepare your rain poncho and waterproof hiking shoes. Weather up in the mountains are very unpredictable.

Day 3 offers best views and ruins

My friend and I did this 4 day hike with Alpaca Expeditions and it did not disappoint. The weather was perfect and guides and porters made us feel comfortable as possible in those conditions. The hike itself is very hard especially day two when we did Dead Woman’s pass and another 13,000 ft peak. The trails have many vertical steep steps up and down with few switchbacks. There are places where the trail is precariously cut along side cliffs but you just need to work through them. Our guide wanted to be at the Sun Gate at first light and warned us of the “Gringo Killer” just before. You’ll have to go to find out! The crowds at Machu Picchu were as advertised but it is an amazing display of the Incan culture. A must do trip

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1 month ago

Really nice and accessible trail. From Pisac the ascent is steep but well paved.. The way back is much easier. Overall though; no major difficulties. A must do in the Sacred Valley!

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