Volcán Acatenango

HARD 5 reviews

Volcán Acatenango is a 13.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Soledad, Chimaltenango, Guatemala that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until June.

DISTANCE
13.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1727 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Phenomenal hike up to Acatenango in Guatemala. Camp overlooks the very active Volcán Fuego and Volcán Agua. Beautiful hike that is moderate to difficult.

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backpacking
2 months ago

A must do in Guatemala!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views, but a difficult hike! 1,000 ft of elevation for every 1 mile over a well maintained trail--however it's a standard volcano hike where for every 2 steps up you slide back 1 step. Folks with average fitness can do this hike, but may HATE it--continual ascent, very cold temps at the top with high winds (and potential stinging rain/mist). Not for everyone, but if you make it up to the top you will be treated to phenomenal views of the Antigua valley and a light show with neighboring Volcan Fuego hopefully erupting for you up close and personal. Best done as a an overnight backpacking trip, to watch the sunrise at the peak. Go with Guilmer's family as a guide!!

hiking
7 months ago