Ready to check out the best trails in Peru? AllTrails has 92 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. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Huascarán National Park or for trails in Ancash, Cusco or Apurímac - we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 56 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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rocky
1 day ago

We cannot recommend this hike highly enough! Not only is the Laguna 69 incredibly blue & beautiful, the walk to it also is just wonderful with an awesome landscape, waterfalls and other Lagunas on the way. The last kilometer is quite tough though, so be prepared :)

lots of stairs

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rocky
2 days ago

Very steep hike, but great view from everywhere in the trail!

Beautiful hike, much better than laguna 69. Not many tourists and it's definitely worth it going up to laguna churupita :) You then have a great view of laguna churup!

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rocky
3 days ago

It's a great trek, especially if you want to acclimatise. It's about 2h up and 2h down and the Laguna is judt beautiful! The trek is sometimes pretty steep and rocky. Be sure to bring waterproof shoes.

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muddy
4 days ago

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bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Phenomenal experience! I would highly recommend trekking poles for days 3 and 4. Descending is quite steep and rigorous at times. Highest point of altitude is just over 4200m on day 2 (Dead Woman’s Pass). So not that bad, plus you get heaps of time to acclimatize. Chew coca leaves and bring at least 1.5 litres of water with you, per day. Overall, I found this trek to be quite moderate. The best part was by far relationships formed between the group and the journey together. I found that reaching Machu Picchu was bittersweet. It was like an amusement park filled with tourists and their Gucci handbags and smartphones, lined up for hours to get the, “iconic photo.” If all you want is that picture, then there’s a train that will take you to and from Machu Picchu in a matter of hours. But, if you’re looking for something far more valuable and memorable, then please trek the Inca Trail, it’ll blow you away!

Highly recommend this trek. Pretty short, but the incline is quite steep and challenging, which makes things fun! As an advanced trekker, I didn’t struggle too much, but most people opted out and took the mules up. Which was sad to see. Over populated for sure. It was a bit muddy, and I’d recommend trekking poles for the way down. The view at the top is breathtaking and insanely worth it. One of my favorite day treks by far.

Great trek! I would highly suggest pushing forward another 2km to Valle Rojo (the Red Valley), it was even more stunning! Adjusting to the altitude a day or two in Cusco is important before attempting this hike as you hit a high altitude of 5200m. Chew coca leaves on the way up and down. Otherwise, conditions were good. Altitude didn’t bother me much. Poles are unnecessary, unless you have bad joints/knees. Really not that bad or rocky. No scrambling. Just a fairly consistent incline. The last little bit gets challenging, but you can make it!

Rewarding view at Huamantay Lagoon. It was starting rainy season so expect to cross rivers and muddy and rocky trails. some rocky paths were slippery. Trekking poles are helpful!

Beautiful hike with different climates, one of my favorites in Perú (after going up Misti). Gf and I ended up with a cab for 45 soles to bring us from Cusco to the trailhead at the church in Umasbamba. Colectivos (5 soles) from Lamay to Cusco go at least every 5 min.

hiking
9 days ago

Amazing views of Machu Picchu! Well worth the climb. Great end to our Inca Trail trek.

hiking
9 days ago

Did this for our honeymoon (Nov 2018) as it was a lifelong dream. Definitely didn’t disappoint. While the exhaustion starts to set in through the days, our group was invigorated at reaching Machu Picchu and essentially ran from the park entrance to the sun gate. Again, amazing experience. Highly recommend it.

This trail is all stairs ALL THE WAY. Pace yourself. Slow and steady is key here. Beautiful views of Machu Picchu throughout the trail. It took us about 2.5 hours to finish. I highly recommend this hike for anyone up for a challenge. It did rain on our way down which made the rocks very slippery. So make sure to bring a rain jacket and wear shoes with good tread.

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rocky
10 days ago

We left later than most and avoided the 7am slot. We instead toured the ruins with our awesome guide Elisban from Trexperience first thing in the morning. We got great photos inside the ruins while the fog was still out, and after the tour did this hike. It was hotter but the trail was much quieter. We were told it would take around 3 hours. 2 up and 1 down. That didn’t account for the 30 minutes resting, eating, and soaking in the incredible views! Can’t wait to do the other mountain next time around!

hiking
13 days ago

Incredible experience! Cool places to camp and explore along the way to the final destination.

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bugs
muddy
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rocky
scramble
14 days ago

tips: pls be respectful to porters on the trail. share the trail with others. bring baby wipes. bathrooms are not ideal. day 3 is the longest but most beautiful. day 2 is very difficult incline with less shade.

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