Nevado de Toluca Rim Crater Trail

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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.

Distance: 7.9 km Elevation Gain: 679 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

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.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
4 months ago

THE HARDEST trail/hike I have EVER done and I’ve done 6,000ft elevation gain and 26 miles in a day to a 12,700ft peak in the USA. My husband and I acclimated amazing to the extremely high altitude. This is the highest altitude we’ve ever hiked at. Extremely STEEP incline for 75% of the hike. Some points were pretty rocky and sandy and tons of sliding. We did not use any trekking poles, but those would be highly recommended. Such an amazing hike and to see the Lago de Sol and de Luna. The wind was probably the only thing that made the hike less enjoyable- gusts up to around 40mph. Insane. So worth every bit of elevation gain.

hiking
10 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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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