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
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7.1
14
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

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

Camping

Waterfall view

Intersection

Intersection

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

Intersection

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

View point

River

First view of the river

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

Camping

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Camping

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Shelter

Farm house that’s empty

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

Intersections near fincas

Go downhill if coming from Sonsón
Intersection

Go up. From Sonsón

Camping

School

Good refuse to camp with water and toilets
River

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

River

River crossing

Intersection

Super important!

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

Empty finca

Mountain pass

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Camping

Next to the beginning of the river

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

Comments

    You can or this trail