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Photo of India Dormida El Valle Photo of Camino de Cruces Madden to Venta de Cruces Photo of Sendero los Quetzales
  • India Dormida El Valle

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    near La Compañía, Coclé (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    6.16mi
    Elevation +
    1362f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 5.0
    Photo of India Dormida El Valle Photo of India Dormida El Valle Photo of India Dormida El Valle

    This is the famous India Dormida trail in El Valle de Anton starting at the entrance of La Piedra Pintada (a huge boulder with pre-columbian carvings) where they charge you an entrance fee of 2 dollars and explain you th...

    Indeed very nice walk !
    gert.snebbir
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  • Sendero los Quetzales

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    near Alto Quiel, Chiriquí (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    9.84mi
    Elevation +
    3025f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo of Sendero los Quetzales Photo of Sendero los Quetzales Photo of Sendero los Quetzales

    We hiked the Sendero los Quetzales from the Ranger Station on the Boquete side (Chiquero) to the Ranger Station on the Cerro Punta side (Respingo) with a detour to the Mirador de las Rocas and then returned to the start....

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  • near Chinilla, Colón (ਪਨਾਮਾ)
    Distance
    13.69mi
    Elevation +
    1611f
    TrailRank
    51
    Photo of Oleoducto/ Pipeline Road - completo de Limon hasta Gamboa Photo of Oleoducto/ Pipeline Road - completo de Limon hasta Gamboa Photo of Oleoducto/ Pipeline Road - completo de Limon hasta Gamboa

    Difficult and exhausting hike along the pipeline road/ camino de oleoducto. We decided to hike from Limon and organized a boat with the Embera Quera. Finding the trailhead is tricky as there are no markings or signs indi...

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  • near Gamboa, Colón (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    15.16mi
    Elevation +
    2146f
    TrailRank
    47| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Camino del Oleoducto (Pipeline) - complete Photo of Camino del Oleoducto (Pipeline) - complete Photo of Camino del Oleoducto (Pipeline) - complete

    The full hike from Gamboa to Gatun Lake with current GPS tracking. Please note, that the pickup spot is not accurate - the location shown dead-ends into a lake. You'll need to walk a bit further up the trail to the left ...

    Nice job, I did it!!!
    Jaime Correa Ramos
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  • near Armila, Guna Yala (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    58.64mi
    Elevation +
    7867f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of ARMILA — BAJO CHIQUITO — PUERTO PENITA Photo of ARMILA — BAJO CHIQUITO — PUERTO PENITA Photo of ARMILA — BAJO CHIQUITO — PUERTO PENITA

    desirable inflatable boat PUERTO PENITA — PANAMERICANA: http://es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=6246434 Puerto Obaldia — Armila: http://es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=6162800 need a permit from SENAFRONT (...

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  • near Quebrada Amarilla, Coclé (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    7.22mi
    Elevation +
    686f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of El Valle a Villa Tavida, Chiguirri Arriba Photo of El Valle a Villa Tavida, Chiguirri Arriba Photo of El Valle a Villa Tavida, Chiguirri Arriba

    Scenic hike from El Valle to Villa Tavida Hotel in Chiguirri Arriba, trail is a rocky road very steep in places and quite exposed - so need to bring good sun and rain protection. There are occasional 4x4 transport pickup...

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  • La Valle crater east side

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    near Llano Grande, Coclé (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    6.86mi
    Elevation +
    1175f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of La Valle crater east side Photo of La Valle crater east side Photo of La Valle crater east side

    I gave difficult rating because some parts of the rout are very steep, narrow, stony & slippery. Have to cross the stream twice, with some scrambling going down and up.

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  • Cascada Saca Lágrimas

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    near Chicá, Panamá (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    5.33mi
    Elevation +
    1007f
    TrailRank
    44| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Cascada Saca Lágrimas Photo of Cascada Saca Lágrimas Photo of Cascada Saca Lágrimas

    Manejar hasta Chicá entrando por la vía del acceso al Parque Nacional Campana. Aparentemente había llovido mucho el día anterior por lo que había mucho lodo en la primera mitad del recorrido. La segunda mitad del camino...

    Perfect Sunday morning hike. Last few 100 meters to get to the cascade are technical and not well marked. Take your time...
    Thomas Larroquette
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  • Panama - Volcán Barú

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    near Finca Lérida, Chiriquí (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    16.02mi
    Elevation +
    5915f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Panama - Volcán Barú Photo of Panama - Volcán Barú Photo of Panama - Volcán Barú

    This is a nice, easy walk to the top of Panamas highest mountain, Volcán Barú. You start the walk at the entry of the National Park, west of Boquete, pay your 5 Balboas and head on hillside. Just follow the road for 12,5...

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  • El charco y la Mina

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    near Bas Obispo (historical), Colón (ਪਨਾਮਾ)
    Distance
    2.44mi
    Elevation +
    226f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of El charco y la Mina Photo of El charco y la Mina Photo of El charco y la Mina

    El Charco is a small waterfall with very easy access just a short walk from the the main road on a concrete path - beyond the waterfall there is a jungle trail to the old Gold Mine - where you can see some remants of mac...

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  • Pipeline Trail

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    near Alto Quiel, Chiriquí (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    4.18mi
    Elevation +
    1558f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Pipeline Trail Photo of Pipeline Trail Photo of Pipeline Trail

    Well maintained trail and easy to follow on Privately owned property. Entrance fee $5 per person. At first the trail is a rocky road then turns into nice trail in cloud forest.. if you are lucky you might get to see the ...

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  • El Cacao a Jordanal

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    near El Cacao, Panamá (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    13.28mi
    Elevation +
    4341f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of El Cacao a Jordanal Photo of El Cacao a Jordanal Photo of El Cacao a Jordanal

    A very beautiful walk from El Cacao to Jordanal (behind El Valle de Antón). This walk goes by Peñas Blancas (White Stones), some massive granite walls that shine bright white against the dark green of the forest. It has ...

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  • Reto del Indio

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    near Gobea, Colón (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    73.29mi
    Elevation +
    7431f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Reto del Indio Photo of Reto del Indio Photo of Reto del Indio

    This track crosses the Isthmus of Panama, Pacific Ocean to Caribbean Ocean, following existing footpaths. It starts from the beach at Chumico, Las Guías, goes through El Valle de Antón and crosses over the Continental Di...

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  • near La Pomarosa, Coclé (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    4.56mi
    Elevation +
    1270f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Cerro Cariguana desde El Nat Green Camping Park Photo of Cerro Cariguana desde El Nat Green Camping Park Photo of Cerro Cariguana desde El Nat Green Camping Park

    Trailhead is across the river from the Campsite - the river is shallow and easy to cross, then a narrow trail takes you through the campsite's owners finca until you reach an asfalt road which later turns into a steep ro...

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  • The Lost Waterfalls Hike Boquete

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    near San Ramón, Chiriquí (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    2.93mi
    Elevation +
    1181f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 5.0
    Photo of The Lost Waterfalls Hike Boquete Photo of The Lost Waterfalls Hike Boquete Photo of The Lost Waterfalls Hike Boquete

    The trail is steep at some parts and can get very muddy, especially in the part between the second and third waterfall. So be ready to get dirty. Other than that is is not very demanding and it is short. Within about one...

    Great trail, steep at some parts but moderately easy. The way down the first waterfall is kind of slippery but manageble...
    PTY507 PTY507
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  • Sendero Los Quetzales

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    near San Ramón, Chiriquí (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    8.21mi
    Elevation +
    2461f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Sendero Los Quetzales Photo of Sendero Los Quetzales Photo of Sendero Los Quetzales

    Nice hike. You can take a taxi or a bus to starting point. Apparently bus goes once every hour. Its also easy to get ride back to Boquete since it’s so popular. At the beginning you write your name to book. Also it shou...

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  • Lost waterfalls hike

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    near San Ramón, Chiriquí (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    3.24mi
    Elevation +
    961f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Lost waterfalls hike Photo of Lost waterfalls hike Photo of Lost waterfalls hike

    Prepare to pay $7 and see a lot of other people since it’s a popular hike (but for a good reason, nature and waterfalls are super) This hike is not long but the road is steep and muddy at times. Some people had problems ...

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  • La Coralina Private Trails

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    near Paunch, Bocas del Toro (ਪਨਾਮਾ)
    Distance
    1.31mi
    Elevation +
    23f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of La Coralina Private Trails Photo of La Coralina Private Trails Photo of La Coralina Private Trails

    Part of the private trail system. However they are working to develop a bird watching and hiking program so stay tuned for the future news.

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  • near Chiva Chiva, Panamá (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    7.40mi
    Elevation +
    774f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Camino de Cruces desde Sede PN Camino de Cruces a Madden Photo of Camino de Cruces desde Sede PN Camino de Cruces a Madden Photo of Camino de Cruces desde Sede PN Camino de Cruces a Madden

    Historical Trail through the rainforest to Madden road where you can still see parts of the cobbled trail built by the Spanish. Trail is very rocky, with fallen trees in some parts. And a couple of small river crossings....

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  • Nombre de Dios a Boqueron Arriba

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    near Nombre de Dios, Colón (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    21.83mi
    Elevation +
    1578f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Nombre de Dios a Boqueron Arriba Photo of Nombre de Dios a Boqueron Arriba Photo of Nombre de Dios a Boqueron Arriba

    This trail follows the approximate route used by people crossing the Isthmus of Panama on foot from Nombre de Dios to Santa Librada and Boquerón Arriba. There are no trails here and you mostly follow the Nombre de Dios r...

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  • El pianista hike

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    near Palo Alto, Chiriquí (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    10.17mi
    Elevation +
    2047f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of El pianista hike Photo of El pianista hike Photo of El pianista hike

    Nice hike. We did not have a guide and got a bit lost at one point but only for 5mins. In the end there is longer elevation but other than that the hike in pretty easy. There are not any sings to direct the way so it’s h...

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  • near El Hato, Coclé (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    23.01mi
    Elevation +
    3907f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of el-valle-rio-indio-centro-boca-de-las-minas Photo of el-valle-rio-indio-centro-boca-de-las-minas Photo of el-valle-rio-indio-centro-boca-de-las-minas

    This is a long circuit that goes to Río Indio Centro behind El Valle de Antón and returns by Boca de Las Minas. It can be shortened quite a bit by starting from La Mesa which would make it a 25km round trip. As it is pla...

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  • Pipeline Gamboa Panama

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    near Gamboa, Colón (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    8.39mi
    Elevation +
    354f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Pipeline Gamboa Panama Photo of Pipeline Gamboa Panama Photo of Pipeline Gamboa Panama

    We walked the pipelineroad from Gamboa which was easy to do. We did not visit the Panama Rainforest discovery centre. We thougt 30 dollar pp is a bit much. And you don't have to if you want to walk the pipelineroad. Of ...

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  • Ribazo y Rio Zarati

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    near Sardina, Coclé (Republic of Panama)
    Distance
    4.98mi
    Elevation +
    627f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Ribazo y Rio Zarati Photo of Ribazo y Rio Zarati Photo of Ribazo y Rio Zarati

    Nice hike near Penonome, up in the hills and then along Rio Zarati, where there are some great bathing and picnic spots. Rocky trail, and some road

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