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Nevado de Toluca Lagoons Loop Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Toluca, México, Mexico that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 6.6 mi Elevation gain 1,765 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Lake Rails trails Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Getting There

The Nevado de Toluca is a non-active volcano located not too far from Mexico City. At the entrance (19.11896, -99.74812) where the trail is located, there is a monitoring station where you can find information about the volcano. You start your trip at this point, walk by a steep trail for about 0.5 of a mile, then you walk down for about half of a mile until you arrive to the Laguna de la Luna (Moon Lagoon), stop en enjoy this beautiful place, then you continue on the trail until you arrived to the Laguna del Sol (Sun Lagoon). The Lagoon is the crater of the volcano, with more water during the rainy season; you can see the small streams coming down from the mountain. Walk around the lagoon and enjoy the vistas of this wonderful place. You return from the Laguna del Sol by the same trail and just arriving to the Laguna de la Luna take the trail to your right, this road makes a loop around the mountain and will take you to the entrance where you started. This is a beautiful trail with very nice views full of plants and beautiful flowers; the landscape is wonderful, you will love it. Although it is open the whole year, check if you can visit it during the snowy or rainy season.

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Alan Hibbard
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Nice trail. Beautiful views of two lakes and the surrounding mountains. We finished our 10km route in about 3 hours. There are several alternative trails that aren’t the official trail, but all are easy to find, and there are enough people walking around that you can always see where to go (you won’t get lost). Keep in mind the high altitude may affect you, so bring plenty of water and take breaks as needed. Oh, and the drive to get to the trailhead was about 1hr 20min on the entry road, and it was very ROUGH; unpaved, rocky, and difficult even for my 4WD Jeep. But it was fun all around and we may come back again!

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Brenton Ezeofor
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JuanCarlos Leon
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Amazing trail around the “Nevado de Toluca”. It’s an inactive volcano with a couple of lagoons on its crater

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Danya Sanchez
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Great hike! Just make sure you get used to the altitude. I am a regular hiker and had a hard a time trying to breath because I am not used to the altitude of Toluca.

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Josh Baltzer
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Before I begin, make sure you check out my video of this location here: https://youtu.be/uq33SCfHGiY as it will really help your understanding of the trail. This was my first high altitude hike. It's short and straight forward. Bring water and a camera. The hike will take you to some lakes at the top. The drive (from Mexico City) will take longer than the hike. It's colder there than in the city, so bring some warmer clothes and check the weather before you go. The trail is pretty busy with locals, so you won't be alone which is nice. There is an official that was at the top keeping an eye on things, so you do have help once you get to the view of the lakes if you need anything. Great hike, I would do it again!

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Peter Scholz
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Highly recommended. We also went up to the peak. A bit of a slog but well worth it. Going up the gully on the north side of the peak is not pleasant but does not involve the exposed scrambling that is required for accessing from the trail on the south side of the peak.

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JUAN DUPUY
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Awesome place to hike, although trails are not marked!

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Jorge Carrillo
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Me and two friends did this trail in September 2016, it is an amazing place, very nice views full of plants and beautiful flowers, and the lagoons, fantastic! Although it was with fog we enjoyed a lot, we could contemplate the wonderful landscape. This is a very nice trail, next time we hope to go to the top of El Fraile.

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Ashley Furey
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James S
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Susana Dominguez Romero
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Rebeca Balboa
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Radka Kleckova
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Claudia Ulloa
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