Cerro Manquehue from Santa María

HARD 12 reviews

Cerro Manquehue from Santa María is a 4.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Distance: 4.7 km Elevation Gain: 577 m Route Type: Out & Back

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Amazing views, but a bit of a scramble up and difficult down

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no shade
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Very steep hike but short enough that it’s very manageable and super worth the view. The smog is thick and quite a harsh view at times but the surrounding mountains balance it out with their majestic feel. Definitely need good shoes and the hike up is mostly rocky and the way down is so steep on the sandy rocks that you need proper grip. The hike was not as long as expected. 1hr20 moms up including a handful of breaks to tie shoes and take pictures. My watch said “48mins” of active moving time on the way up. Couldn’t hike down as fast as expected even though it’s not strenuous at all...just requires a lot of focus and concentration of where to step. Great hike in the city, highly recommend. Went via public transport and was able to hitch hike the last few km through the residential area, as there were many people going to hike Manquehue or Manquehuito with the cars. Very friendly :)

hiking
1 month ago

Although a short hike, the last 1 km to the top is more a scrambling up a mix of small, loose rock, gravel, and some larger rock. It obviously hadn't rained in quite a while, so it was quite dusty. As others have indicated the views of both the Andes and Santiago below are wonderful. Was treated to a number of Condors buzzing by. I say buzzing, as I heard one before I saw it and thought for a moment that it was drone. Scree on downhill posed challenges, but I didn't have the best shoes to deal with that. A variety of other small and large birds, too, including an eagle.

hiking
3 months ago

Incredible views of both Santiago and (once you're above the smog line) the cordillera. We went in winter and the wan sun + cold temps were perfect; in summer it'd be hot, very little shade.

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rocky
3 months ago

dog-friendly

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