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near San Augusto, Pichincha (Ecuador)
Easy and nice walk which takes you around a beautiful lagun. It is a loop trail where you end up where you begin.
From where the trail starts to its end, once you have made your way around the lagun, is less than 1km and next to no elevation gain. During the approx 30min walk you will be emerged in the vegetation around the lagun and able to witness the beauty of the cloud forest.
Details of trail;
The trail starts from where you can see a monument at the top of a hill. See photo from trail head. The entrance is to the right side of the lagun on a downward slope.
During the beautiful and calm walk you will find the below main points of reference;
* 1st bridge (150m)
* Intersection turn RIGHT (250m)
* Small river crossing (350m) - remember to wear rain boots, especially when its rainy season
* 2nd bridge (420m)
* Intersection turn LEFT (500m)
In the background of the photo you can see a monument at the top of the hill. The entrance is to the right side of the lagun.
Info: the left is a dead end
The sign is on a tree called Elecho, which is a a tree of its wood that you can easily carve and make wooden figures.
Note: remember to wear boots to cross, especially in rainy season
Note: to the right there is only pastures and a dead end
You have made your way around the lagun