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blueBlack Cerro Lopez Trail

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2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
38% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,899' 1,188 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,687' 2,038 m
Low: 2,788' 850 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 28% (15°)
Max Grade: 75% (37°)

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A powerful trail that bursts through the forest up into the stark Andes.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

There are sections of Class 3 climbing.

Runner Notes

Though there is decent footing, you'd have to be insane to undertake this one running. Also, a few sections need to be climbed.

Description

From the parking lot, start the trail in thick, lush forest. After a third of a mile, give your burning calves a break and take some photos of the waterfalls. The forest becomes drier, and the views begin to open up.

After another mile, you come to a stream crossing. Continue up some switchbacks until you finally arrive at the colorful Refugio Lopez (a classic South American mountain refuge). You can make arrangements to stay the night here - click here for more information on making reservations.

At 2.25 miles, you'll arrive a La Hoya (the pit), a small mountain lake. From here, the trail can get a bit more serious. Look for the spray-painted markings to tell you where to go up. Keep your head, and you are at the summit in no time. After taking in the spectacular views, simply return the same way that you came.

Flora & Fauna

Two types of Southern Beech trees, Patagonian cypress, condors.

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