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
1,601 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.

3 months ago

One of most beautiful views

4 months ago

I went up Acatenango in a guided group on a different path than indicated on the map. My guide said they use the one on the map sometimes when they do overnight hikes. Our path was 12 miles round trip. Beautiful, but brutally steep. My guide told me they call the last scree portion something similar to “b*tch trail” and it’s pretty accurate. Views are incredible, got to see Fuego spout a little from the top! It was pretty windy and cold in the forested section so wear layers and a wind breaker.

hiking
4 months ago

amazing! so hard, but worth it!
You should come with at least 4 L, hot clothes and a lot of energy.

walking
6 months ago

Strenuous hike, best to wear hiking boots and bring at least 4L of water and extra snacks. Usually damp/rainy and cold so bring extra layers of clothing.

backpacking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

A must do in Guatemala!

hiking
Friday, March 24, 2017

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!!

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