San Pedro Volcano

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San Pedro Volcano is a 6.4 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 6.4 km Elevation Gain: 1,154 m Route Type: Out & Back


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22 days ago

Most challenging hike I've done. We got lucky to have a nice day but it was vertical incline all. the. way. Glad to have completed this though!

2 months ago

Very challenging hike given the altitude. I recommend flying in at least a few days prior to the hike to adjust, but ideally a week early would be helpful. I hiked with a group of about 12 people, one almost didn’t make it to the top due to the difficulty. We hired armed guides as security is important for this hike- one led and one followed. The view is beautiful! We watched the nearby volcano erupt. Highly recommend!

4 months ago

Beautiful all the way. Recommend to take a Guide with you which is included in the Entry fee (100q each, approx $12). We weren’t accompnied by policia but left all valuables and identification papers in the main office at the trailhead. Didn’t encounter any banditos. Be aware the trail will be mostly stairs, so kinda hard on the legs on the way up and down but the view is 100% worth it at the top. Make sure to leave early to get best chances at clear view at the top!

6 months ago

Trekked this with a friend, a guide and two “Tourista Policia” armed with 9 mm Beretta pistols on 2/7/19. Trail is in great shape with over 3,100 actual steps. As you probably know, steps are challenging. The armed tourist police are a possibility because bandits from the poor village on the other side of the volcano had made a living off of robbing tourists who trekked the volcano without protection. With protection, the trek is challenging with a rewarding view of the lake, the villages and the other volcanos.

8 months ago

Oh my God!!! The view from the top it's incredibly beautiful. I love it!! Very good memories of Atitlan, Guatemala.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Magnificent view of the lake. Get up early to start it at 6:30 or so. It gets cloudy in the afternoon. They’re is 2 viewpoint before climbing another 2 hours to the top. Get there it’s beautiful.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Great hike. Strenuous and relentless uphill grind but worth the spectacular views if you are lucky to have a clear day. Although I went up in rainy season (June-Oct), we lucked out with sunshine up and down, albeit a haze across the eastern half of the lake. . Had a knowledgeable guide, Ronny Ventura, with 3 years of almost daily trips under his belt. Guide is more for safety, than trail finding.

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