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Distance

28.27 mi

Elevation gain

778 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

2,300 ft

Max elevation

8,855 ft

Trailrank

57

Min elevation

6,675 ft

Trail type

One Way

Moving time

13 hours 11 minutes

Time

one day 21 hours 32 minutes

Coordinates

7696

Uploaded

October 16, 2019

Recorded

October 2019

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8,855 ft
6,675 ft
28.27 mi

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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.
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Finca that has food and coffee

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The view from the fina with food

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It’s possible to get here with a chiva
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The path is well maintained so far. Coming from Sonsón

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Campsite

Waterfall view

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Intersection

Intersection

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If going to Sonsón go up! If going to San Francisco don’t go in the path with one tree in the way.
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Intersection

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Go down this path if going towards San Francisco. It’s to the left of coming from Sonsón.
Panorama

View point

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River

First view of the river

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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
Waterfall

Bridge over waterfalls

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Campsite

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Campsite

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Wilderness hut

Farm house that’s empty

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A barn for a finca up the hill. Looks like a god shelter.
Intersection

Intersections near fincas

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Go downhill if coming from Sonsón
Intersection

Go up. From Sonsón

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Campsite

School

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Good refuse to camp with water and toilets
River

Great stop by a bridge that crosses the river for lunch or camping

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River

River crossing

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Intersection

Super important!

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Go up the mountain through this gate across from a finca that sells sodas (gaseosas)
Wilderness hut

Empty finca

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Mountain pass

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Campsite

Next to the beginning of the river

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Don’t cross the bridge. Keep going after the gate

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