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Distance

13.91 mi

Elevation gain

2,887 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

843 ft

Max elevation

6,592 ft

Trailrank

50 5

Min elevation

4,326 ft

Trail type

One Way

Coordinates

531

Uploaded

January 1, 2014

Recorded

January 2014
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6,592 ft
4,326 ft
13.91 mi

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near Ahualulco de Mercado, Jalisco (Mexico)

Driving route from Ahualulco to parking area of the Piedras Bola, or Great Stone Balls. Hiking trail from parking area through the Great Balls to the Torrecilla area where you might see a ball resting atop a column of volcanic ash.
For full info on this geological wonder, see:

http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/3458-las-piedras-bola-the-great-stone-balls-of-ahualulco
Risk

Bad Road

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High clearance needed from here upward.
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Bolas begin

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  • Photo of Bolas begin
  • Photo of Bolas begin
Piedras bola start. There are about 75 in this area.
Waypoint

BolaTurn

Sharp turn up
Bridge

Bridge

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Suspension bridge
Car park

Building & Parking

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White building and Parking area. Note that only high clearance vehicles will be able to reach the parking area!
Lake

Lagoon

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Lake Bola
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Torrecillas

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  • Photo of Torrecillas
Torrecillas: stone balls perched on top of a column of volcanic ash. Note: as these quickly fall to pieces, there may not necessarily be any to see if you go all the way there!
Waypoint

Turnoff

Turn off Etzatlan Highway
Waypoint

Zipline Bottom

zipline lower end
Risk

Zipline Top

  • Photo of Zipline Top
Zip line upper end. Zip line is not attended nor maintained. Be careful!

2 comments

  • Photo of Expatriado

    Expatriado Apr 10, 2015

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Nice hike with kids! We parked half of the way and walked following the road. The GPS track came in handy when looking for the "Torrecillas" as some parts of that specific trail are not well marked.

  • Photo of jackeone

    jackeone Feb 17, 2020

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Muy buena ruta.
    Tristemente, de las torrecillas ya sólo queda una, pues los visitantes se suben para tomarse fotos y han colapsado.
    Un gran paseo.

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