The Best Trails in Guanajuato (Mexico)

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Photo of Presa de Peralillo por Ruines de Hacienda San Isidro de Núñez Loop Photo of Santa Ana (Santana) - La Aldana (Ramón Rangel) Photo of 3rd cross above Guanajuato
  • near Puerto de Santa Rosa, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    7.75mi
    Elevation +
    1043f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Presa de Peralillo por Ruines de Hacienda San Isidro de Núñez Loop Photo of Presa de Peralillo por Ruines de Hacienda San Isidro de Núñez Loop Photo of Presa de Peralillo por Ruines de Hacienda San Isidro de Núñez Loop

    A moderate yet fairly long loop hike with many attractions: Great views, varied terrain, good trail, a wonderful ex-Hacienda full of roses, a wide variety of other flora, mushrooms. two creeks and more.

    Buenísima ruta. La hice corriendo y le añadí unos kilómetros extra, en total 17k. Gracias!!
    Pepe Rivera
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  • near Santa Ana (Santana), Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    4.42mi
    Elevation +
    646f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo of Santa Ana (Santana) - La Aldana (Ramón Rangel) Photo of Santa Ana (Santana) - La Aldana (Ramón Rangel) Photo of Santa Ana (Santana) - La Aldana (Ramón Rangel)

    Like so many trails in the area, there are options. While we started at the bridge just east of Santa Ana, it may be easier to start in the village, or even the former mine site further to the west. While we hugged the w...

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  • 3rd cross above Guanajuato

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    near Cerro del Tepozán, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    3.36mi
    Elevation +
    873f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo of 3rd cross above Guanajuato Photo of 3rd cross above Guanajuato Photo of 3rd cross above Guanajuato

    I started from the road near Presa de la olla, I wanted to reach the cross. Maybe there is a shorter way to get to the cross instead of the round I did , but I didn't find it ... . All the rest of the hike was just walki...

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  • near Loma de Zaragoza, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    4.36mi
    Elevation +
    1365f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Cerro de la Bufa to Presa de la Olla Photo of Cerro de la Bufa to Presa de la Olla Photo of Cerro de la Bufa to Presa de la Olla

    "La Bufa" is the probably the prominent geographic feature in Guanajuato city and the most climbed. It is a relatively easy climb and the panoramic views from the top are outstanding. While I start at the Colonia Univ...

    Muy buena ruta, la única parte moderadamente difícil podría decirse qué es el inicio ya que tienes que escalar un poco p...
    luisemezeta
    I've done almost all this trail. I started from a different point, the one that starts at Isste, but then followed the w...
    Arturo Diez 2
    Start was short walk from bus, finished by lakes. Saw donkeys, horses, a hawk, some cows. Great views easy to follow to ...
    David McConnell
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  • 2 crosses above Guanajuato

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    near Paxtitlan, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    3.88mi
    Elevation +
    1309f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 2.33
    Photo of 2 crosses above Guanajuato Photo of 2 crosses above Guanajuato Photo of 2 crosses above Guanajuato

    I don't recommend following my treks the way up , I just went along panoramica road and looked for a place to climb without crossing people's houses/yards. At first I didn't manage to find the trail and I tried to climb ...

    Está más fácil subir por la rampa que va a la prepa oficial, creo subes más rápido.
    beto5692
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  • Ruines de Núñez II

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    near Puerto de Santa Rosa, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    6.86mi
    Elevation +
    892f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Ruines de Núñez II Photo of Ruines de Núñez II Photo of Ruines de Núñez II

    A favourite 11 km loop hike with varied terrain, lake, creeks, waterfall, ruins, views and more. Noted as difficult only because of length and a number of trail intersections. The time didn’t seem to record right. This t...

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  • Jalpa Presa and beyond...

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    near Jalpa, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    6.65mi
    Elevation +
    495f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Jalpa Presa and beyond... Photo of Jalpa Presa and beyond... Photo of Jalpa Presa and beyond...

    This hike follows the river bed on the release side of the Jalpa Presa. We started at 8.30 and the trail for most of the morning was in the shade. We passed small fields of corn and alfalfa and saw a couple of natural sp...

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  • La Bufa Loop

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    near Boulevard Guanajuato, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    4.72mi
    Elevation +
    1470f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.17
    Photo of La Bufa Loop Photo of La Bufa Loop Photo of La Bufa Loop

    A nice 2-3 hr hike to the best viewpoint in Guanajuato. I started recording at the stadium, to use an easy landmark near the old centro area. However, if you are staying up the hill or on the other side of town it might ...

    Muy bueno, un poco complicado el cruce de la barranca al principio, de ahí todo fabuloso
    Patatattt
    Muy buenos senderos para caminar o andar en bici de enduro!
    beto5692
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  • Don Gussin Loop Trail

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    near Boca de la Cañada, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    4.37mi
    Elevation +
    1056f
    TrailRank
    48
    Photo of Don Gussin Loop Trail

    The Don Gussin Loop is one of many beautiful hikes in the Canada de la Virgen. This hike starts in the pueblito of Boca de la Canada. After passing the small village church the trail climbs to the rim of the canyon. We w...

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  • Calderones to Presa De la Mata

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    near Colonia Olimpo (Casas Blancas), Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    5.31mi
    Elevation +
    1030f
    TrailRank
    48
    Photo of Calderones to Presa De la Mata Photo of Calderones to Presa De la Mata Photo of Calderones to Presa De la Mata

    There are a couple of ways to do this route. Perhaps the simplest is to catch a bus to Calderones (up past Presa de la Olla) and get off at the top of the long hill (turn off for Mineral del Cedro and El Cubo). This trai...

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  • Calderones to Cerro de los Leones

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    near Colonia Olimpo (Casas Blancas), Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    2.87mi
    Elevation +
    341f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Calderones to Cerro de los Leones Photo of Calderones to Cerro de los Leones Photo of Calderones to Cerro de los Leones

    This trail can easily be done in both directions. One can catch a bus up to Calderones and get off at the turn off to Mineral de Cedro or start at the low end by walking up through Cerro de los Leones in Guanajuato. T...

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  • near San Isidro de Núñez, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    4.86mi
    Elevation +
    571f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Valley South from Presa de Peralillo Photo of Valley South from Presa de Peralillo Photo of Valley South from Presa de Peralillo

    Beautiful shaded valley walk with potential for more exploration, caves and even hike to El Cubo. From Santa Rosa de Lima on the Guanajuato-Dolores Hidalgo Highway (110), head up through the town past the cell phone t...

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  • La Joyita

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    near La Joyita, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    3.43mi
    Elevation +
    1444f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of La Joyita Photo of La Joyita Photo of La Joyita

    La Joyita. Nice hike with some riverbed, hillside scrambling and amazing views. A hike best done on a cooler day.

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  • near Puerto de Santa Rosa, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    3.68mi
    Elevation +
    492f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Puerto de Santa Rosa (Presa de Peralillo) Photo of Puerto de Santa Rosa (Presa de Peralillo) Photo of Puerto de Santa Rosa (Presa de Peralillo)

    The Presa de Peralillo is a good location for lots of exploration, on foot or on mountain bike. There is even camping at the lake. There are several ridges to explore, as well as a trail around the lake and various camp...

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  • near El Puerto de Barrientos, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    7.11mi
    Elevation +
    597f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of El Puerto de Barrientos - Real de la Esperanza Photo of El Puerto de Barrientos - Real de la Esperanza Photo of El Puerto de Barrientos - Real de la Esperanza

    A hike through the center of Cuenca de Esperanza (Basin of Hope). While this can be done as a loop, we started at the top and worked our way around and through the basin and along creek beds. As I forgot to Resume the cl...

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  • near Puerto de Santa Rosa, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    3.26mi
    Elevation +
    745f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo of West Ridge south of Presa Peralillo Photo of West Ridge south of Presa Peralillo Photo of West Ridge south of Presa Peralillo

    This route is up onto the high ridge just south of this delightful lake on the SE edge of Santa Rosa de Lima, near Guanajuato. it is not terribly difficult but much of the route is off-trail so a decent sense of navigati...

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  • near La Luz, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    4.13mi
    Elevation +
    384f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Subir el cerro de las antenas con las 3 cruces Photo of Subir el cerro de las antenas con las 3 cruces Photo of Subir el cerro de las antenas con las 3 cruces

    I started at the Soriana/Liverpool shopping centre. Although I could directly see the hill with the antennas , I decided to go around , in order no to enter people's private yards. There is a fence near the Centro Educ...

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  • Stairway to Heaven

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    near La Angostura, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    3.49mi
    Elevation +
    482f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Stairway to Heaven Photo of Stairway to Heaven Photo of Stairway to Heaven

    May 8, 2016 8:52 am This hike is in the Canada de la Virgen canyon system near San Miguel de Allende, MX. It is in the same general area as the Jesuit Cave hike. This hike starts with a walk across a plateau formed by a...

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  • Cañada de la Virgen, Guanajuato.

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    near Sotolar, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    1.09mi
    Elevation +
    125f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Cañada de la Virgen, Guanajuato. Photo of Cañada de la Virgen, Guanajuato. Photo of Cañada de la Virgen, Guanajuato.

    Tour of the pyramid at Cañada de la Virgen. The cost is 39 pesos. Park at the visitor center and a bus takes you there with a guide, all included. We went in August during the rainy season so everything was lush with gra...

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  • Rio Laja Trail - Section 2

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    Hiking
    near La Cieneguita, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    3.47mi
    Elevation +
    253f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Rio Laja Trail - Section 2 Photo of Rio Laja Trail - Section 2 Photo of Rio Laja Trail - Section 2

    Amigos de la Presa is createing a walking/biking trail along the Rio Laja from Presa Allende in San Miguel de Allende north to Dolores Hidalgo. The mapping effort is divided into multiple sections. Rio Laja Trail Main...

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  • Mesa de la Virgen

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    near Ciénega Grande, Guanajuato (Mexico)
    Distance
    10.18mi
    Elevation +
    2362f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Mesa de la Virgen Photo of Mesa de la Virgen Photo of Mesa de la Virgen

    This hike did not record the time properly. It was actually almost seven hours. Although it is possible to do an in and out mostly on old road, I chose to follow the contours back mostly without trail and often in very s...

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