Nevado de Toluca Rim Crater Trail is a 7.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Toluca, México, Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

7.9 km
679 m


nature trips

rock climbing



wild flowers





no shade

no dogs

This trail surrounds the entire crater at the top. In the first two miles, the path is not difficult to walk nor too steep and is very well marked. You pass around the Laguna de la Luna (Moon Lagoon) and continue in direction to the top. The difficulty begins when climbing the peaks and walking on the rocks. At the top, the path is not marked, but you can see marks with stones that indicate the direction. About 2.4 miles you reach the highest part, El Fraile Peak. From there, you start to going up and down the peaks, one of them the Aguila Peak. The last part is less difficult to walk, with better trail markings and less rocks. Once the circuit is completed, you continue to the point where you started. The trail has some difficult parts at the top where you have to use your hands to hold on when climbing the rocks. All this difficulty is compensated by the wonderful landscape that you contemplate during the whole journey; this is an incredible trip that is worth trying.

2 months ago

This is the third time I visit the Nevado de Toluca, now walking the entire crater on the top. This is a difficult but very rewarding journey. Once at the top you can contemplate an incredible landscape.