Iguazú Falls from the Argentinian Side

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Iguazú Falls from the Argentinian Side is a 13.2 kilometer out and back trail located near Cataratas del Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding.

DISTANCE
13.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
250 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

walking

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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. There is a point along the catwalk at which you get a clear view of the falls and you can't help but stop and say "wow." 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 it's 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.

walking
4 months ago

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
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walking
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