Refugio Frey to Cerro Catedral

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Refugio Frey to Cerro Catedral is a 18.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
18.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
836 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
3 months ago

Such an incredible hike. You get terrific panoramic views of the lakes around Bariloche and tremendous old forests. The hike can be quite strenuous, especially as you start to approach the refugio, where you are going at quite a steep angle for the last kilometer. The refugio is very bare bones, with beds a bathroom and a small kitchen. They do not charge for staying (at the time I went in 2016), but simply ask that you carry a small bag of garbage with you when you go back down the mountain. The final view around the refugio is stunning, steep sharp cliffs capped with snow completely envelope the surroundings, truly the most gorgeous hike I have ever been on.

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017