Laguna Duff y Laguna Castillo is a 21 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Río Ibáñez, Aysén, Chile that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking.

Distance: 21.0 miles Elevation Gain: 7,641 feet Route Type: Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

lake

views

rocky

Hike was beautiful, but entrance fee was insanely expensive and trail management was poor. We entered through the CONAF trailhead, camped at the campsite Camping Los Porteadores, and started the hike there. Entrance fee was CLP 29,000 per person, which was about 45 USD (the ranger said that part of the trail was owned by 3 different private owners). It included one night of camping, but the campsite was minimally managed, with one dirty and full porta loo as its only facility. The worst part was that we were harassed by a separate private owner at the end of the trail, because apparently we were not supposed to use their part of the trail if we only paid CONAF the entrance fee. It was a beautiful hike, and yet we felt cheated somehow.