Alto Pacora Loop Trail

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Alto Pacora Loop Trail is a 23.7 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Panamá, Panama, Panama that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
23.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1134 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

city walk

historic site

backpacking
7 days ago

This is a great loop that can be done either in a day or an overnight. There is limited water (the only source during the uphill push is in the actual town of Altos de Pacora) so be sure to pack around 3L/person. Steep uphill but so rewarding. Check out Jessica's tienda, too, once in the town. It's more hidden than the traditional tienda stop but she'll make some great food and is really welcoming.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike was good for my soul. Challenging, but awesome. Love that this trail passes through an actual town. Makes for a nice change of scenery (hillside homes and children playing) and it's awesome to be able to stock up on mid-trek snacks and candy bars. This hike will leave you feeling tired but soo fulfilled.

hiking
4 months ago

Wonderful hike. Strenuous but worth every minute. On clear days you can see both oceans from the city, Alto Pacora. There is a little shop that you can stop at there as well that has snacks and drinks. Would definitely recommend.