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Photo of Baños - Large Circular Trail | Gran Ruta Circular | Großer Rundweg Photo of Sigchos-Isilivì-Chugchilan-Quilotoa Photo of Quilotoa Loop
  • near Baños, Tungurahua (Ecuador)
    Distance
    7.58mi
    Elevation +
    2943f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 4.78
    Photo of Baños - Large Circular Trail | Gran Ruta Circular | Großer Rundweg Photo of Baños - Large Circular Trail | Gran Ruta Circular | Großer Rundweg Photo of Baños - Large Circular Trail | Gran Ruta Circular | Großer Rundweg

    [EN] TOUR INFO - * Hiking Scale: T1 - Hike * Climbing Scale: - * Equipment: Hiking Shoes * Start Point | End Point: Hosteria & Spa Isla de Baños TOUR DESCRIPTION - Starting point is the Hosteria & Spa Isla d...

    Such a good hike! Beware though, it's not an easy hike. First part is steep as the stairs to your attic, quite strenuous...
    spobjits
    Was an amazing hike to go on!!
    aspen 1
    Excellent roundtrip covering a lot of sights in the area!
    thomas.kvalevaag
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  • near Sigchos, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    24.54mi
    Elevation +
    7087f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Sigchos-Isilivì-Chugchilan-Quilotoa Photo of Sigchos-Isilivì-Chugchilan-Quilotoa Photo of Sigchos-Isilivì-Chugchilan-Quilotoa

    3-days Trekking from Sichchos till Quilotoa lake and village. Difficulty depends whether you are used to walk in the mountains and how your body reacts to the altitude (Quilotoa lies at 3’900 m). There are some challengi...

    It was one of the greatest experiences of my life, will look forward to doing other trails in Ecuador... 🚶🏻‍♀️🇪🇨🇺🇸...
    Vici Jiva
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  • Quilotoa Loop

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    near Sigchos, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    31.32mi
    Elevation +
    10912f
    TrailRank
    56| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Quilotoa Loop Photo of Quilotoa Loop Photo of Quilotoa Loop

    This is the catalog entry for a four day hike that starts and stops in Latacunga and visits the countryside to the west of the city including the beautiful Laguna de Quilotoa. Bus to Sigchos Day 1 Sigchos to Isinlivi...

    Challenging terrain but doable. GPS track essential as much of the trail is faint or with multiple options
    skeebyk
    Great hike, much better and faster than the maps supplied by hostels. Don't forget to stay at Lulu llama hostel! It's t...
    Matt Cool
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  • Ruta del Condor (Condor Trek)

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    near Tablón, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    36.34mi
    Elevation +
    7474f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 4.45
    Photo of Ruta del Condor (Condor Trek) Photo of Ruta del Condor (Condor Trek) Photo of Ruta del Condor (Condor Trek)

    Ruta del Condor (Trek of the Condor) as described in the Bradt Ecuador Climbing and Hiking Guide. Hiked 12/2016 without a guide. The trail is faint/non-existent at many points. Bringing a GPS is STRONGLY recommended. Bas...

    Beautiful trek, boots and Gps mandatory, some parts of the trail are not clear and well marked. Also when you come from...
    Etienne R 1
    Difícil, puesto se lo hizo en 3 días y con buen clima.
    Diego Barba
    Hermoso recorrido de tres dias (bien caminados:8 horas/día) GPS indispensable! Problemas en la grabación GPS de las 2 ul...
    christian Marlin
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  • Chugchilan to Quilotoa

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    near Chucchilán, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    7.34mi
    Elevation +
    3652f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Chugchilan to Quilotoa Photo of Chugchilan to Quilotoa Photo of Chugchilan to Quilotoa

    Day 3 of a 4 day hike known as the Quilotoa Loop. This is the hardest day of the trip but also the most rewarding with views of the Laguna de Quilotoa. The hike starts off with a small descent to a river crossing but ...

    Great
    Epolina
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  • Isinlivi to Chugchilan

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    near Isinliví, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    7.60mi
    Elevation +
    2428f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Isinlivi to Chugchilan Photo of Isinlivi to Chugchilan Photo of Isinlivi to Chugchilan

    Day 2 of a 4 day hike known as the Quilotoa Loop. The hike starts at Llu Llu Llamas Hostel and descends into a valley before the climb to Chugchilan. There are several hostels there to chose from (we stayed at and enjoye...

    Great
    Epolina
    Downloaded the route to maps.me. Generally the way is quite well marked, except on the first turn right before the bridg...
    Zak Hirsch
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  • near Pansaleo, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    9.36mi
    Elevation +
    3852f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo of Trekking Panzaleo - Laguna Limpiopungo Photo of Trekking Panzaleo - Laguna Limpiopungo Photo of Trekking Panzaleo - Laguna Limpiopungo

    The trek is very beautiful, there is a trail but sometimes it gets lost but it can be oriented without any problem, reaching the ridge only takes 3.5 hours and you have a amazing views of Cotopaxi Volcano, 3 more hours t...

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  • Sigchos to Isinlivi

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    near Sigchos, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    6.83mi
    Elevation +
    1631f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Sigchos to Isinlivi Photo of Sigchos to Isinlivi Photo of Sigchos to Isinlivi

    Day 1 of a four day hike known as the Quilotoa Loop. We took the 9:30 bus from Latacunga at $2.15 pp and were dropped off in Sigchos just before noon. The trail heads through town and ends at the Llu Llu Lama Hostel in I...

    Nice trail, downloaded the map to maps.me - made it very easy to follow. Took me just under 3 hours with breaks.
    Zak Hirsch
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  • Quilotoa to Tigua

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    near Cuizán, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    9.49mi
    Elevation +
    1273f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Quilotoa to Tigua Photo of Quilotoa to Tigua Photo of Quilotoa to Tigua

    Day 4 of a 4 day hike known as the Quilotoa Loop. Today's hike starts in Quilotoa and goes into an impressive canyon with fairly steep descent and ascent (from around the 3 km mark to the 7 km mark). The views and scener...

    Great! Easy to follow with the GPS and way points. It took us a few minutes to find the bridge to cross the river. The c...
    Ameur Manceur
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  • Parcacocha

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    near Papallacta, Napo (Ecuador)
    Distance
    10.30mi
    Elevation +
    1778f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Parcacocha Photo of Parcacocha Photo of Parcacocha

    The first half of the hike was amazing, a good path (muddy in spots) beautiful views of rolling hills with snow capped Antisana appearing in the background. It was a wonderful hike and we made it to scenic Laguna Parcaco...

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  • near Loreto del Pedregal, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    12.87mi
    Elevation +
    797f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Equador: Around Cotopaxi National Park Photo of Equador: Around Cotopaxi National Park Photo of Equador: Around Cotopaxi National Park

    The walk starts from Los Mortinos in Loreto del Pedregal and continues to the base of Cotopaxi with wonderful views of the volcanic landscape. The walk is predominantly on hiking trails or horse made tracks, with some wo...

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  • Parque Guangüiltagua Quito

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    near Hacienda Bellavista, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    4.20mi
    Elevation +
    889f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Parque Guangüiltagua Quito Photo of Parque Guangüiltagua Quito Photo of Parque Guangüiltagua Quito

    Hiked about half of park, took the very steep down and up challenge ending at aqueduct. Park has picnic areas, lots of bathroom and parking.

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  • Ilalo

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    near Hacienda Rumihuaicu, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    7.41mi
    Elevation +
    2487f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Ilalo Photo of Ilalo Photo of Ilalo

    A hike up and down a mountain with some nice views of the surrounding area. The trail starts out as a paved road (with street side parking) and turns to stone, dirt road and then footpath as you climb to the top. We t...

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  • near Ovejería, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    3.31mi
    Elevation +
    2772f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Volcan Cotopaxi night of 080115 jc Photo of Volcan Cotopaxi night of 080115 jc Photo of Volcan Cotopaxi night of 080115 jc

    This attempt to the Cotopaxi has been one of the most extreme experience of my entire life. We arranged to go up with Vocan Route agency in Latacunga (USD170 each, 2 of us, January 2015) camping besides a mountain hut ha...

    Good information! Thanks!
    lucasbertolani
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  • ***La Hesperia- La Cuchilla

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    near San Augusto, Pichincha (Ecuador)
    Distance
    5.46mi
    Elevation +
    1699f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of ***La Hesperia- La Cuchilla Photo of ***La Hesperia- La Cuchilla Photo of ***La Hesperia- La Cuchilla

    This trail starts from the Camp Site and ends at 2000m at the top named La Cuchilla, it is a moderate demanding ascend, with constant elevation gain. The trail was recorded as mentioned starting from the Camp Site 1. O...

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  • near Hacienda Opote, Chimborazo (Ecuador)
    Distance
    9.91mi
    Elevation +
    2208f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Equador: La Esperanza - valleys and hills Photo of Equador: La Esperanza - valleys and hills Photo of Equador: La Esperanza - valleys and hills

    A wonderful circular walk from the centre to La Esperanza through the valleys and ridge tops in the company of Francisco, our local guide. Mainly on footpath, with a little track finding and small section on tracks. 360 ...

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  • near Isinliví, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    8.44mi
    Elevation +
    3386f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of Isinliví - Chucchilán (Quilotao loop day 2) Photo of Isinliví - Chucchilán (Quilotao loop day 2) Photo of Isinliví - Chucchilán (Quilotao loop day 2)

    Left Isinlivi from our hostel following the trail behind it down the road, we backtracked to follow another trail on Wililoc to find out the road meets up. Its easy going down hill into the valley .Theres a short up hill...

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  • Zumbagua to hawapata

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    near Zumbagua, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    2.44mi
    Elevation +
    1007f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Zumbagua to hawapata Photo of Zumbagua to hawapata Photo of Zumbagua to hawapata

    Nice hike from zumbahua to view point on a peak hawapata. There is a place where trail looks like closed but you can pass

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  • Sigchos - Isinliví Day 1

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    near Sigchos, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    7.38mi
    Elevation +
    1883f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Sigchos - Isinliví Day 1 Photo of Sigchos - Isinliví Day 1 Photo of Sigchos - Isinliví Day 1

    Started after catching the bus from Latacunga with took 2 hours.We followed another travellers wikiloc for directions, its a must because its very easy to miss the small changes in the trail.We followed road into town fo...

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  • near Isinliví, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    8.61mi
    Elevation +
    3058f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Isinlivi to chugchilan Quilotoa loop part 2 hilly route Photo of Isinlivi to chugchilan Quilotoa loop part 2 hilly route Photo of Isinlivi to chugchilan Quilotoa loop part 2 hilly route

    Starts again with nice downhill from Hostal Taita Cristóbal, We were told by hostel the route we wanted to take was not accessible anymore and showed a new route. We were so eager to get going we walked past the first tu...

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    Green mandala
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  • near Chucchilán, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    8.72mi
    Elevation +
    3524f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Quilotoa Loop Day 3 Chugghilan to Quilotoa Photo of Quilotoa Loop Day 3 Chugghilan to Quilotoa Photo of Quilotoa Loop Day 3 Chugghilan to Quilotoa

    Yes I agree with the other Wililocers this was a hard walk.The trail is great most of the way but its nearly all uphill. Getting to the Laguna for my 2 boys was a highlight.We rested for a hour having lunch taking photos...

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  • Quilotoa Lake to Chugchilán

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    near Hacienda Guayama, Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
    Distance
    6.63mi
    Elevation +
    1037f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Quilotoa Lake to Chugchilán Photo of Quilotoa Lake to Chugchilán Photo of Quilotoa Lake to Chugchilán

    We went from Chugchián to the lake by "Camioneta". We walked down to the lake from the border of the crater then back up. After that we followed the trail back to Chugchilán (Google maps call it Chucchilán, go figure). ...

    Very nice hike. There is a part when you leaving from the lake that you may get lost
    vtsitlak
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  • Parque Nacional Cajas, Ruta 3

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    near Dos Cuevas, Azuay (Ecuador)
    Distance
    9.13mi
    Elevation +
    2028f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Parque Nacional Cajas, Ruta 3 Photo of Parque Nacional Cajas, Ruta 3 Photo of Parque Nacional Cajas, Ruta 3

    9 mile loop starting at Torreadora, which I reached via a 1-hour bus ride (Transportes Occidental) from Cuenca. The bus departs from their office on a side street between the Arenal city bus terminal and the TIA supermar...

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