Nevado de Toluca El Fraile Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Toluca, México, Mexico that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round.

Length4.2 miElevation gain2,112 ftRoute typeLoop
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Kara Freeman
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Hiked this one in mid-March along with a great wild dog. One of my favorite experiences ever.

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John Carviel
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Completed this Mar.7/20. Great acclimatization hike. We actually took a slightly shorter route by going out & back from Pico de Fraile, instead of doing a loop back to the trailhead. Found an air bnb experience hosted by Carlos, I was able to join. For only $75usd the price included transportation to & from CDMX, park entrance fees, mountain guides, all equipment needed, lunch, water, sports drink, & dinner at the end of the day at a restaurant on the way back! Amazing value, highly recommend. The only setback is a slow pace depending on your group.

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Zulema Mora Campech
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Esta ruta es la más difícil. Pero llegar a la cumbre y observar las lagunas es una de las cosas más espectaculares. Muy recomendada.

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Dennis Van Laerhoven
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I did this trail trail as my first higher altitude hike. The views are breathtaking. You drive up to the edge of the krater and walk in to the crater and climb up to the top. It’s way down is one long steep “path” straight down over loose gravel and rock which will take every last bit of energy from the upper legs. Going down with the car I got a splitting headache from the big altitude change over too short of a time.

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Jorge Carrillo
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This is the second time I visit this beautiful place, the fantastic view of the mountains, the lagoon and also the Iztaccihuatl and El Popocatépetl volcanoes leaves you breathless. A lot of people visit this volcano on weekends. My purpose was to reach the El Fraile, but we took the wrong path, I hope the next time I can do it.

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Kara Flores
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Nayef Zarrour
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Berni War
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Roberto Bernal
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Arlene Bautista
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Jordan Buell
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Jorge Videgaray
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Jake Merritt
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Flo Sch
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East West Nutrition User
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Fran Ky
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Craig Minoff
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Gilberto Romero
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Kasia Tadajewska
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