Iguazú Falls from the Argentinian Side

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(13)
Iguazú National Park

Iguazú Falls from the Argentinian Side is a 8.5 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.5 km Elevation Gain: 211 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail takes you to the Upper and Lower Walk. When you see the first waterfall, it is astounding how much water is actually flowing around the area. You get glimpses of the main waterfalls on the Argentinian Side, as well as a hazy and obscured view of the Brazilian side. The mist put off from the falls covers the whole area with a white blanket almost as if you were looking into a snow storm. As you continue on the lower trail, you can get to right below one of the main falls and get soaked by the mist. The upper section of the trail gets significantly less mist, so it's a great place to take your time soaking in the scenery as well as the sheer volume of water. The sight is truly spectacular and cannot be captured solely in photos - it is the sound, the depth, and the feeling that you need to experience. From the upper section of the trail, you can board the train to venture towards the Devil's Throat. The Devil's Throat is the highest of the falls and mist comes out constantly, sometimes in huge updrafts that carry immense amounts of water onto the catwalk overlooking the area. The water moves at its fastest speed right around the Devil's throat. It is so high that you cannot see the bottom from the catwalk, but this is partially attributed to the volume of mist. The catwalk in-and of-itself is quite an impressive engineering feat.

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking!

hiking
11 months ago

Completed this in January 2018 easy and great views

hiking
no shade
Sat Mar 30 2019

Sunny warm day, stunning views. Bring lots of water. Best day trip of our life so far, Niagara is no comparison!

Sat Oct 13 2018

Well maintained

walking
Fri Jul 27 2018

If you plan to make the trip to Argentina, make sure Iguazu is on your itinerary .. These falls were stunning in every sense of the word .. magnitude dwarfs anything you may have seen especially as we had been to Niagara a few years back. Strongly suggest to add the trip from the Argentinian side as you get really close and personal and also boat the waters to the Falls.

walking
Tue Jul 25 2017

The walk is very easy, I would suggest that you get to the park early to take the first train out. Take this train to the last stop first. Because most get off at the first stop. We had a very few people out on the catwalk and the last stop is the best view of the Devil’s Throat. Then walk back.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Wed Feb 27 2019

Sun Mar 04 2018

Tue May 30 2017

walking
Wed Apr 26 2017