Sendero Claudio Caamaño is a 14.6 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Las Charcas, Azua, Dominican Republic that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.6 km Elevation Gain: 821 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

over grown

scramble

washed out

historic site

This is a very demanding and overgrown trail, but the views from the top are spectacular.

hiking
10 months ago

I have hiked some difficult terrains around the world and let me tell you, the terrain on this hike was something I had not experienced. It was dry and unmarked, it was overgrown and difficult to get through. We got lost several times, but when you make it to the top of the mountain, the views are breathtaking and makes it all worth it. This hike humbled me!! 1. I recommend trekking poles as the dry terrain will crumble with a slight touch going up steep mountains with pretty nice drop offs. 2. Bring plenty of water as there’s none along the way, only when you get up the mountain to set up your tent, and even then it’s another 20 min hike. 3. I believe you should be in good shape. This is not a beginners hike by any means. 4. Plan ahead and get a guide. They have park rangers that know the trails, without one... you will most likely not make it. 5. Cows live at the camp site, there’s a lot of poop everywhere.

backpacking
11 months ago

This is a beautiful trail inside a dry forest. It is light most of the part, with an important elevation gain from the middle of the route and on. At the campsite you enjoy a view of the Ocoa Bay (Bahia de Ocoa), that makes all the effort to get there feel like nothing. In the night it get very cold and there´s not plenty of water.

backpacking
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Difficult and challenging in several sections. There is still a bit of organization to make it more striking but it is one of the best routes in the Province of Azua.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Great route but a very bad maintained trail. The views are great and the campsite is really awesome!

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

backpacking
Saturday, May 19, 2018

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