Volcán Barú

HARD 4 reviews

Volcán Barú is a 25.4 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Finca Lérida, Chiriquí, Panama that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
25.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1858 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

rocky

scramble

hiking
5 months ago

This is a beautiful and difficult hike. The hiking isn't demanding, it is the distance and elevation gain that makes it challenging. A few tips from my experience. It can be climbed in 4.5 hours, time it accordingly to catch sunrise. Total time is 8 hours without taking into account an hour to take photos at the top. My group got to the top with hours to spare and were so cold. Wear pants, several layers, hat and gloves. The top is normally 7 degrees with some wind. I completed this hike in January 2018 from the guard house. Best time December to April
Trail Length: 16.77 miles / 27 km roundtrip (up and back)
Elevation Gain: 7,498 feet (2,274 meters)
Elevation of Volcan Baru Summit: 11,398 feet / 3,474 meters
Temperature at Summit: 45 Fahrenheit / 7 Celsius (approximate lows)

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Difficult and beautiful!

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
11 months ago