Laguna del Inca is a 5.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Andes, Valparaíso, Chile that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
282 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

lake

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

off trail

no shade

historic site

no dogs

Exciting, technical trail. Park at the Portillo Hotel and Ski Resort (free) in the off-season (southern hemisphere summer) and proceed to the left side of the lake. Most of the trail is along the shoreline and is relatively easy with a few climbs to circumvent snow gullies and steep shoreline spots that are impassable. Dangerous, loose rocks on climbs and descents, but the views are mind-blowing and will leave a lasting impression. There is no entry fee and swimming is allowed but as with any alpine lake, it is darn cold. Mystical location that oozes history. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. The fishing is decent too.

hiking
7 months ago

Exciting, technical trail that I would rate as difficult not so much for any elevation gains, but more for the loose rocks and ever-changing landscape. Park at the Portillo Hotel and Ski Resort (free) in the off-season (southern hemisphere summer) and proceed to the left side of the lake. Most of the trail is along the shoreline and is relatively easy with a few climbs to circumvent snow gullies and steep shoreline spots that are impassable. Dangerous, loose rocks on climbs and descents, but the views are mind-blowing and will leave a lasting impression. Not sure about overnight restrictions, but there is no entry fee and swimming is allowed but as with any alpine lake, it is darn cold. Mystical location that oozes history. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. The fishing is decent too.