Cerro Toco is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length2.5 miElevation gain1,003 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingViewsWildlifeRockyScrambleNo shade
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Out-and-back trek to the peak of cerro toco. Challenging due to the high altitude. The path is clearly marked it's possible to hike over to the second peak.

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Joe Fleming
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This was a really cool hike! When I went it was August of 2018 and all the other high altitude hikes were closed due to snow, and we could only go to 17,000 feet (where they have a nice observatory). If you are interested in this hike, you can searching for tours around San Pedro and ask around, someone will be willing to take you up there (about $100 usd). Despite the weather sounding cold, the sunlight is very strong making it feel mild. However since the sun is so strong you can get sunburned VERY EASILY, and the snow will reflect a lot of the light and burn you're neck. For me the altitude just took some getting used to, but for others it was hard. Everyone in town says that if you avoid meat the day before you'll be better off. Plus spending a few months ahead of time exercising is probably a good idea. Anyway, I think this is a great introductory high altitude hike.

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Sierra Lorenzini
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One of the best hikes of my life

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Jessie Johnson
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Verónica Ruiz
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Izabella Goldenberg
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Marylene Bertholet
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Nils Eling
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Nils Eling
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