The Jesuit Cave - North Approach

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The Jesuit Cave - North Approach is a 6.9 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
250 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

The destination of this hike is an abandoned Jesuit settlement from the era of the Cristo War.  The settlement is in the bottom of one of the arms of the canyon along a small lake. This path first follows the rim of the canyon, then drops down into it to cross a small stream and scale the other side. From there you cross a large grassland area and intersect the old road leading to the settlement. The settlement itself is mostly in ruins. There is a rocky area at the man-made spillway where the small pond overflows into the stream the makes for a nice place for a mid-hike break. The exit from the settlement follows a path along the bottom of the canyon past a couple more ruins and to a path that zig-zags up the side of the canyon to the canyon rim on the side where you started. From there the path winds along the canyon rim back to the starting point.