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The Best Hiking Trails in Pichincha (Ecuador)

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  • near Pansaleo, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    9.36mi
    Elevation +
    3852f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo ofTrekking Panzaleo - Laguna Limpiopungo Photo ofTrekking Panzaleo - Laguna Limpiopungo Photo ofTrekking Panzaleo - Laguna Limpiopungo

    The trek is very beautiful, there is a trail but sometimes it gets lost but it can be oriented without any problem, reaching the ridge only takes 3.5 hours and you have a amazing views of Cotopaxi Volcano, 3 more hours t...

  • Ruta del Condor (Condor Trek)

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    near Tablón, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    36.34mi
    Elevation +
    7474f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 4.45
    Photo ofRuta del Condor (Condor Trek) Photo ofRuta del Condor (Condor Trek) Photo ofRuta del Condor (Condor Trek)

    Ruta del Condor (Trek of the Condor) as described in the Bradt Ecuador Climbing and Hiking Guide. Hiked 12/2016 without a guide. The trail is faint/non-existent at many points. Bringing a GPS is STRONGLY recommended. Bas...

    Beautiful trek, boots and Gps mandatory, some parts of the trail are not clear and well marked. Also when you come from...
    Etienne R 1
    Difícil, puesto se lo hizo en 3 días y con buen clima.
    Diego Barba
    Hermoso recorrido de tres dias (bien caminados:8 horas/día) GPS indispensable! Problemas en la grabación GPS de las 2 ul...
    christian Marlin
  • near Loreto del Pedregal, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    12.87mi
    Elevation +
    797f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo ofEquador: Around Cotopaxi National Park Photo ofEquador: Around Cotopaxi National Park Photo ofEquador: Around Cotopaxi National Park

    The walk starts from Los Mortinos in Loreto del Pedregal and continues to the base of Cotopaxi with wonderful views of the volcanic landscape. The walk is predominantly on hiking trails or horse made tracks, with some wo...

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  • Ilalo

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    near Hacienda Rumihuaicu, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    7.41mi
    Elevation +
    2487f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofIlalo Photo ofIlalo Photo ofIlalo

    A hike up and down a mountain with some nice views of the surrounding area. The trail starts out as a paved road (with street side parking) and turns to stone, dirt road and then footpath as you climb to the top. We t...

  • near Miraflores, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    5.52mi
    Elevation +
    2313f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofMindo - Reina Waterfall | Cascada Reina | Wasserfall Reina Photo ofMindo - Reina Waterfall | Cascada Reina | Wasserfall Reina Photo ofMindo - Reina Waterfall | Cascada Reina | Wasserfall Reina

    [EN] TOUR INFO - * Difficulty: Easy * Equipment: Trekking Shoes * Start Point | End Point: Tarabita, Santuario de Cascadas (about 6 km from Mindo) TOUR DESCRIPTION - Starting point is the parking area at the ...

  • Parque Guangüiltagua Quito

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    near Hacienda Bellavista, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    889f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo ofParque Guangüiltagua Quito Photo ofParque Guangüiltagua Quito Photo ofParque Guangüiltagua Quito

    Hiked about half of park, took the very steep down and up challenge ending at aqueduct. Park has picnic areas, lots of bathroom and parking.

  • near Ovejería, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    3.31mi
    Elevation +
    2772f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofVolcan Cotopaxi night of 080115 jc Photo ofVolcan Cotopaxi night of 080115 jc Photo ofVolcan Cotopaxi night of 080115 jc

    This attempt to the Cotopaxi has been one of the most extreme experience of my entire life. We arranged to go up with Vocan Route agency in Latacunga (USD170 each, 2 of us, January 2015) camping besides a mountain hut ha...

    Good information! Thanks!
    lucasbertolani
  • ***La Hesperia- La Cuchilla

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    near San Augusto, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    5.46mi
    Elevation +
    1699f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of***La Hesperia- La Cuchilla Photo of***La Hesperia- La Cuchilla Photo of***La Hesperia- La Cuchilla

    This trail starts from the Camp Site and ends at 2000m at the top named La Cuchilla, it is a moderate demanding ascend, with constant elevation gain. The trail was recorded as mentioned starting from the Camp Site 1. O...

  • near Loreto del Pedregal, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    9.26mi
    Elevation +
    646f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofEquador: Inca Ruins and Rio Pita in Cotapaxi NP Photo ofEquador: Inca Ruins and Rio Pita in Cotapaxi NP Photo ofEquador: Inca Ruins and Rio Pita in Cotapaxi NP

    A lovely walk to a ruined Inca hillfort, down by the Rio Pita and back across the small hills in the shade of Cotapaxi. All on footpath, tracks made by the feral horses or across the grazing ground. Superb!

  • near Ovejería, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    1.54mi
    Elevation +
    787f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofCotopaxi active volcano hike, Ecuador Photo ofCotopaxi active volcano hike, Ecuador Photo ofCotopaxi active volcano hike, Ecuador

    Cotopaxi hike - the world's highest active volcano. Due to hike exigency and risk, it's mandatory to enter the Cotopaxi National Park with a professional mountaineering guide, as a full-day excursion. I recommend G Adv...

  • Rucu Pichincha

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    near Hacienda San Francisco, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    6.37mi
    Elevation +
    2457f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofRucu Pichincha Photo ofRucu Pichincha Photo ofRucu Pichincha

    Caminada fins a 20m del rucu pichinchi, reculem per nuvols i boira. Ultim tram molt dret i sorrenc algun pas tècnic. Evitar mala climatologia a dalt potser complicat. Baixada a estones corrents. Walk till 4677m Rucu pich...

  • near Loreto del Pedregal, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    14.53mi
    Elevation +
    1227f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofEquador: Rio Pita cascades from Los Mortinos Photo ofEquador: Rio Pita cascades from Los Mortinos Photo ofEquador: Rio Pita cascades from Los Mortinos

    A long walk that starts from Los Mortinos and passes through the edge of Cotapaxi National Park and descends down the Rio Pita to the Cascades. Return by the dirt track. Large sections of the outward leg are not well def...

  • Equador: Molinuco Circular Walk

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    near Rumipamba, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    7.33mi
    Elevation +
    1929f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofEquador: Molinuco Circular Walk Photo ofEquador: Molinuco Circular Walk Photo ofEquador: Molinuco Circular Walk

    This circular walk starts from the Refugio Ecologico Molinuco and takes in multiple cascades. The track is well marked and easy to follow. Get a truck taxi to the start. You will need to pay two entry fees, total 5 dolla...

  • Equador: Rio Pita and cascadas

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    near Hacienda Valencia, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    6.31mi
    Elevation +
    1886f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofEquador: Rio Pita and cascadas Photo ofEquador: Rio Pita and cascadas Photo ofEquador: Rio Pita and cascadas

    A lovely circular walk from the Balcon del Pita (airbnb) through the Rio Pita valley. Crosses some private land but Mike should be able to help with that. The Cascades are very nice and you can walk behind one of them. I...

  • near Ovejería, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    9.32mi
    Elevation +
    951f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofCotopaxi - parking to Refugio Jose Rivas Photo ofCotopaxi - parking to Refugio Jose Rivas Photo ofCotopaxi - parking to Refugio Jose Rivas

    Hike from the last parking are inside the Cotopaxi to the refuge located at 4,863 m. I forgot to stop recording when we came back to our car so the route length is not correct. The hike was very difficult for us be...

  • Fuya Fuya Otavalo 291214 jc

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    near Mojanda Chico, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    14.36mi
    Elevation +
    1900f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofFuya Fuya Otavalo 291214 jc Photo ofFuya Fuya Otavalo 291214 jc Photo ofFuya Fuya Otavalo 291214 jc

    Taking a "cooperativa" taxi from Otavalo to the "Laguna de Mojanda" (10USD December 2014) then up to the 2 twin peak of the Fuya Fuya. At the very last part of both ascents there are few meters of easy scrambling. I dec...

  • Volcan Corazon 050115 jc

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    near Pujín, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    11.06mi
    Elevation +
    4593f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofVolcan Corazon 050115 jc Photo ofVolcan Corazon 050115 jc

    We decided to climb Volcan Corazon from its east side, from Aloasi/Machachi. This time we asked a "cooperativa" taxi to take us as high as possible on the track, and charged us USD5 (January 2015) from central Machachi. ...

  • Volcan Pasochoa 060115 jc

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    near Hacienda Monjas, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    9.94mi
    Elevation +
    4898f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofVolcan Pasochoa 060115 jc Photo ofVolcan Pasochoa 060115 jc

    We reached Tambillo by bus, then another bus to Amaguaña, where we took a "cooperativa" taxi that took us to the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa for USD6 (January 2015) The Centre is free for all visitors, and there a...

  • near Hacienda San Francisco, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    4.52mi
    Elevation +
    1293f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofTeleferico + Trail towards Rucu Pichincha Photo ofTeleferico + Trail towards Rucu Pichincha Photo ofTeleferico + Trail towards Rucu Pichincha

    Great views but the hike will be quite hard if you are not acclimatized to high altitude. We did not make it all the way to the summit.

  • Vuelta al Ilalo

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    near El Tingo, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    12.76mi
    Elevation +
    4560f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofVuelta al Ilalo Photo ofVuelta al Ilalo Photo ofVuelta al Ilalo

    Ilalo mountain (volcano) offers an incredible variety of hikes and options for training. Views are amazing and especially on weekends there are not many people on the mountain, give it a try, it's worth it!

  • Lumbisi

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    near Hacienda Cunucyacu, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    6.95mi
    Elevation +
    1490f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofLumbisi Photo ofLumbisi Photo ofLumbisi

    A hike around the town of Lumbisi. The highest section is in a nature reserve, the start and finish are on the streets and sidewalks. Some good elevation change, some birds but not a lot of wildlife spotted.

  • near Hacienda San Francisco, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    11.36mi
    Elevation +
    4508f
    TrailRank
    32| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofRucu Pichincha and Padre Encantado 271214 jc Photo ofRucu Pichincha and Padre Encantado 271214 jc

    Starting and finishing in the top of the TeleferiQo of Quito. Normal ascent to the Rucu Pichincha, then continuing to the Padre Encantado, return through the same path but slightly diverting to the top of Cerro Ladrillos...

    Muy buena ruta para los que quieren hacer algo más que la Cumbre del Rucu, sin necesariamente tener que hacer la Integra...
    gabypareja
  • near El Chaupi, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    13.05mi
    Elevation +
    4442f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofIliniza Norte to Cunuyacu Hot Springs Photo ofIliniza Norte to Cunuyacu Hot Springs Photo ofIliniza Norte to Cunuyacu Hot Springs

    Another super accessible hike to do from Iliniza Mountain Lodge is the Iliniza Norte to Cunuyacu Hot Spring circuit. This is not an official trail, so it involves a bit of risk taking, but it is definitely worth it. This...

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