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near Venteadero, Departamento de Antioquia (Republic of Colombia)
It’s a perfect hike for two full hard days. With beautiful landscapes that change. Highly recommended to go from Sonsón to Melcocho. I stopped recording about an hour short of the spot where the chiva will take you to the main road to catch the bus back to Medellin at the end. It’s tough to find a spot when going up and down the mountains to camp. You can make it to some abandoned fincas about half way through that would prefect you from the serious rain.
Also when you arrive in Sonsón you can take a chiva all the way to the top of the first mountain. This will be critical if you want to make it in two days. We did it in three days.
You’ll also want to do everything you can to get a reserved ticket back because there are always no more spaces left.
It’s possible to get here with a chiva
If going to Sonsón go up! If going to San Francisco don’t go in the path with one tree in the way.
Go down this path if going towards San Francisco. It’s to the left of coming from Sonsón.
First view of the river. A little dangerous/difficult to swim but possible to get to. Plenty of water on the trail so no need to stop for water
A barn for a finca up the hill. Looks like a god shelter.
Go downhill if coming from Sonsón
Good refuse to camp with water and toilets
Go up the mountain through this gate across from a finca that sells sodas (gaseosas)