Rio Pancho Poza via Zoatzingo is a 6.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Altotonga, Veracruz, Mexico that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.8 km Elevation Gain: 205 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers


You start this trail to the Pancho Poza River, next to the bus stop in Zoatzingo (19.73146, -97.24748), the trail goes down to a canyon covered by pretty plants, flowers and trees. Here the river is born starting in a stream, then more and more streams are gathering to form a great river that also passes through small waterfalls. Throughout the trip the views of the river of clear water and the beautiful vegetation will leave you an unforgettable memory. The trail takes you to a recreational area, another entrance to the river, where you can have a picnic and swim. In this area you will return by the other side of the river until you cross a nice wooden bridge and continue along the same route to the trailhead where you started. You will love this ride.

15 days ago

This is a beautiful trail through a wonderful river of clear water, full of plants and trees with fantastic views. The amazing thing is that the river is born here.

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