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  • La Primavera forest big loop

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    near La Lobera, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    12.38mi
    Elevation +
    1079f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 4.84
    Photo of La Primavera forest big loop Photo of La Primavera forest big loop Photo of La Primavera forest big loop

    This was my second successful attempt to close the loop in La Primavera forest. Compared to the one I have done in January 2016, this one I completed quicker as followed the path and did not make any deviation like last ...

    Hermosa pero larga, llevar minimo 3 litros de agua por persona
    felix683
    El camino es fácil puesto que no hay mucha pendiente. Se tienen vistas increíbles y el track que subió el Autor es fácil...
    Ana Garcia de Alba
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  • La Primavera Forest big circle

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    near La Lobera, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    15.19mi
    Elevation +
    1053f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo of La Primavera Forest big circle Photo of La Primavera Forest big circle Photo of La Primavera Forest big circle

    I have done the northern part of this loop before. But this was the first attempt to do the full circle. I have done this in counter-clockwise direction and now think that may be opposite direction would be better. At le...

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  • near San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    3.53mi
    Elevation +
    1900f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 5.0
    Photo of GuadHikes - El Tepalo & Danza del Sol Photo of GuadHikes - El Tepalo & Danza del Sol Photo of GuadHikes - El Tepalo & Danza del Sol

    From the streets of Ajijic head for El Tepalo Waterfall (occasionally it actually has water - good luck!)where you might want to hunt for El Tepalo Geocache and enjoy a great view down the ravine. Now go west, perhaps st...

    Gracias por la información!
    Karl Marx
    Getting down from Danza del Sol, is a rocky path, could get slippery if raining, overall very good route with nice views...
    Luis Soltero
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  • near La Primavera, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    4.61mi
    Elevation +
    679f
    TrailRank
    51| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Rio Esmeralda - Senderos de Mexico Photo of Rio Esmeralda - Senderos de Mexico Photo of Rio Esmeralda - Senderos de Mexico

    Mostly an easy hike, but rock jumping around Rio Esmeralda is a big challenging as you need to cross it several times, hopping rocks over skalding hot water (70C). Won't burn but will hurt if you step in it. Don't take ...

    El camino es muy fácil de seguir, ya que sólo discurre a lo largo del río. Un punto es muy frágil y requiere mayor preca...
    Thomas Dell
    Fairly easy hike. The road is very clear and its hard to get lost with the river by your side. Beautiful falls, but the ...
    Nikolai Bayro
    Es facil de seguir, el sendero esta bien marcado, excepto para llegar a la segunda cascada, a la cual no pudimos llegar.
    Luis Soltero
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  • near Ahualulco de Mercado, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    13.91mi
    Elevation +
    2887f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 5.0
    Photo of GuadHikes - Ahualulco to Piedras Bolas Photo of GuadHikes - Ahualulco to Piedras Bolas Photo of GuadHikes - Ahualulco to Piedras Bolas

    Driving route from Ahualulco to parking area of the Piedras Bola, or Great Stone Balls. Hiking trail from parking area through the Great Balls to the Torrecilla area where you might see a ball resting atop a column of vo...

    Muy buena ruta. Tristemente, de las torrecillas ya sólo queda una, pues los visitantes se suben para tomarse fotos y han...
    jackeone
    Nice hike with kids! We parked half of the way and walked following the road. The GPS track came in handy when looking f...
    Expatriado
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  • near Boca Mismaloya, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    3.25mi
    Elevation +
    942f
    TrailRank
    48
    Photo of El Charco del Chivo Mismaloya Puerto Vallarta Photo of El Charco del Chivo Mismaloya Puerto Vallarta Photo of El Charco del Chivo Mismaloya Puerto Vallarta

    The best hike to as far as you can go in the stunning Mismaloya river. Multiple pools and waterfalls of pristine pure water. Humongous granite boulders all over. Hundreds of different butterflies, many endemic to this ca...

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  • Piedra bola Tapalpa

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    near Casa Blanca, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    13.75mi
    Elevation +
    1407f
    TrailRank
    48
    Photo of Piedra bola Tapalpa Photo of Piedra bola Tapalpa Photo of Piedra bola Tapalpa

    This hike is very straight forward , once you reach the junction in Los Colonos - you turn right and keep on the jeep road all the way up. I was the only one doing it on foot , the rest were going up and down on Cautrimo...

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  • near Mazamitla, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    6.74mi
    Elevation +
    1463f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Cascada el salto Los Cazos Mazamitla Photo of Cascada el salto Los Cazos Mazamitla Photo of Cascada el salto Los Cazos Mazamitla

    It costs 18 pesos to enter the park, the road is mostly down all the way to the waterfall. Along the road you see beautiful houses and gardens. I decided to go back a different way climb a hill , but it didn't lead me ...

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  • near San Antonio, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    4.96mi
    Elevation +
    3018f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Ajijic HG, Chupanaya-Ridge-3 Crosses- Shrine Photo of Ajijic HG, Chupanaya-Ridge-3 Crosses- Shrine Photo of Ajijic HG, Chupanaya-Ridge-3 Crosses- Shrine

    OVERVIEW: This track, 8km, connects 2 popular trails to the top of the Mountain (8000 ‘) above Ajijic. The trail can be hiked in either direction. The Chupanaya Trail (TRLHD INDCERM) is more difficult than the 3 Cross’s...

    I did this trail in the dry season and again in the wet. Dry was easier but not much to see. Wet was pretty, lush and gr...
    piko111647
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  • Chupinaya Less Hard

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    near San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    5.09mi
    Elevation +
    2838f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Chupinaya Less Hard Photo of Chupinaya Less Hard Photo of Chupinaya Less Hard

    Hike from Donas Donuts in Ajijic, via El Tepalo Waterfall to La Cruz Rota (altitude 2389 meters), with easy return route avoiding the waterfall. No mountain climbing skills required, no holding onto a rope! Nevertheless,...

    Una ruta muy bonita y relativamente fácil. Vale la pena empezar muy temprano para ver el amanecer desde arriba. Después,...
    ruizalex
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  • Chapala city hike to crosses

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    near Chapala, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    0.90mi
    Elevation +
    377f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Chapala city hike to crosses Photo of Chapala city hike to crosses Photo of Chapala city hike to crosses

    Chapala city hike to crosses. Start in downtown Chapala near the plaza. Go up the street with a chain across it. I went too far up this street, so skip that portion. Turn at the first left, a narrow street with stairs ...

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  • near Ahuisculco, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    5.43mi
    Elevation +
    1178f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of GuadHikes - Ahuisculco to Selva Negra Woods Photo of GuadHikes - Ahuisculco to Selva Negra Woods Photo of GuadHikes - Ahuisculco to Selva Negra Woods

    This site is part of the Selva Negra project of the Mexican rock group Mana'. To get there from Guadalajara, take highway 15 (Nogales and Tepic) 25 kilometers to highway 70 which heads southwest towards Ameca. Now go abo...

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  • GuadHikes - Villa Felicidad

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    near Guadalupe, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    4.44mi
    Elevation +
    322f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.33
    Photo of GuadHikes - Villa Felicidad Photo of GuadHikes - Villa Felicidad Photo of GuadHikes - Villa Felicidad

    Villa Felicidad is a magical place where a suburb of Tala was supposed to have been built, but thankfully the plan was abandoned. Here you will find hundreds of bizarrely shaped rocks and amazing cylindrical "fossil fuma...

    Bonitos paisajes.
    Sicceron
    precioso lugar, una ruta facil y divetida muy facil de seguir
    Erolec
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  • near San Juan Cosalá, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    6.63mi
    Elevation +
    2241f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Ajijic HG, Racket Club to Elimon Via WOW Point

    Overview Good Trail up to Ridge, Along ridge to Best Lookout on North side of lake “WOW” , W along top of ridge and down Elimon Trail , can be over grown at top, down to the Carretera, apprx 5 hrs. Trail Head: This tr...

    Great hike. I did it this weekend and really enjoyed it. Love the trail markers Senderos de Mexico added
    KireMex
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  • Cerro Mazatl

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    near San Isidro Mazatepec, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    5.73mi
    Elevation +
    1562f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Cerro Mazatl Photo of Cerro Mazatl Photo of Cerro Mazatl

    Cinder cone (Scoria Cone) near town of San Isidro Mazatepec. Trail already on Wikiloc has been interrupted by construction of the Macrolibramiento Toll Road. This route shows where to park and where to slip under two fen...

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  • Parque El Tecolote Mazamitla

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    near Mazamitla, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    11.07mi
    Elevation +
    2743f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Parque El Tecolote Mazamitla Photo of Parque El Tecolote Mazamitla Photo of Parque El Tecolote Mazamitla

    Parque Tecolote is amazing , lots of activities for children over there and lots of self guided walk with explanations about the flora with signs. Also there is a terrace with a view point up the stairs. I then continue...

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  • GuadHikes - Rio de las Animas

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    near Guadalupe, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    5.82mi
    Elevation +
    571f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.33
    Photo of GuadHikes - Rio de las Animas Photo of GuadHikes - Rio de las Animas Photo of GuadHikes - Rio de las Animas

    Fascinating river with clean water, springs, small pools. Follow it to a small cave with a weird white formation called La Reina de las Animas (Queen of the Ghosts).

    me toco con muchas plantas y tuve que desviarme e irme por el rio en ciertas partes pero es una excelente ruta con unas ...
    Erolec
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  • Ajijic HG, Garcia N Farm Track

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    near San Luis Soyatlán, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    4.61mi
    Elevation +
    4183f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Ajijic HG, Garcia N Farm Track Photo of Ajijic HG, Garcia N Farm Track Photo of Ajijic HG, Garcia N Farm Track

    Overview: Mt Garcia is located on the SW end of Lake Chapala, 9034 ft. (2755 M) to the Summit. The track from Trailhead and back is 6.6 mi (10.6km) approximately 6 hrs. including Lunch at the top. Along a good trail, wi...

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  • GuadHikes - Los Amantes

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    near San Juan de Ocotán, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    3.36mi
    Elevation +
    1076f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of GuadHikes - Los Amantes Photo of GuadHikes - Los Amantes Photo of GuadHikes - Los Amantes

    Drive from the Nogales Highway (15)to a lush part of La Bahia, inside the Primavera Forest. Park and hike through along a picturesque trail to a wide, flat meadow called Los Amantes in honor of two intertwined trees. ...

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  • Mismaloya a Las Cascadas

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    near Boca Mismaloya, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    15.58mi
    Elevation +
    3816f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Mismaloya a Las Cascadas Photo of Mismaloya a Las Cascadas Photo of Mismaloya a Las Cascadas

    This is a trail you should do with a guide that knows the terrain. I can recommend. I rated as very difficult because the last part to the waterfalls requires use of hands and rope to climb. Very steep and a fall could ...

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  • GuadHikes - UMA Agua Blanca

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    near Lucio Blanco, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    10.07mi
    Elevation +
    1499f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 5.0
    Photo of GuadHikes - UMA Agua Blanca Photo of GuadHikes - UMA Agua Blanca Photo of GuadHikes - UMA Agua Blanca

    Wildlife sanctuary with nice trails and a great "mirador"for birdwatching. Also great for camping. Just nearby is a beautifully preserved round pyramid of the Teuchitlan Tradition, with ball court and other ruins. A h...

    Nice hike for doing with kids! I learned about this hike from John Pint's book and took my nieces with me. They loved th...
    Expatriado
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  • Chorros to Rio Caliente

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    near El Salto, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    9.24mi
    Elevation +
    1076f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Chorros to Rio Caliente Photo of Chorros to Rio Caliente Photo of Chorros to Rio Caliente

    Hike starts at Los Chorros de Tala waterfall and follows the Río Salado and Río Caliente (river changes name) to picnic-bathing parking lot in Bosque la Primavera. Thanks to Duncan Poole for the track and Jim Boles for o...

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  • near La Venta del Astillero, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    5.80mi
    Elevation +
    1631f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 5.0
    Photo of GuadHikes - Pinar to Nejahuete Tower Photo of GuadHikes - Pinar to Nejahuete Tower Photo of GuadHikes - Pinar to Nejahuete Tower

    From the entrance of Pinar de la Venta to Nejahuete Tower in the Primavera Forest. Park near the Footbridge and the hike will be 6 kilometers from that point. Bring plenty of water...but not your dogs (not allowed in Bos...

    It is an easy hike with its difficult steps. There's beautiful views all the trail. Thanks for share
    Rodrigo Pulido
    Hi John, yesteday i had the opportunity to complete this route, thanks for the information, it's an amazing place!
    jattar
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  • Outlier Ridge to Tower

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    near Chapala, Jalisco (Mexico)
    Distance
    5.12mi
    Elevation +
    2267f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Outlier Ridge to Tower Photo of Outlier Ridge to Tower Photo of Outlier Ridge to Tower

    OVERVIEW: The main ridge in this area is a beautiful walk in a park-like environment with expansive views to the north and south. In places it is only fifteen feet wide with sharp drop offs on both sides. The challenge...

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