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Pance River Loop

Intermediate/Difficult

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2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 230' 70 m
Descent: -231' -70 m
High: 3,996' 1,218 m
Low: 3,791' 1,156 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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A great challenging run paralleling the Pance River.

Omar Delgado

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The park is open from dawn to dusk. Dogs must be on leash and muzzled. No running on bridges (there are two bridges that lead to the start of the trail). If you drive there, expect to pay to park, about $3500 pesos, ($1.25), but the entrance to the trail and park is free.

Overview

Pance River EcoPark is a local ecopark located along the Pance River with great views of the river and the opportunity to see many local birds.

Need to Know

Bring cash for parking. There are local food vendors, and the bathroom costs 500 pesos (20 cents) to use. There are changing rooms also if you decide to bring a bathing suit.

Runner Notes

The trail is mostly compacted dirt, and there can be some mud when it rains. No running on the bridges.

Description

This run has a good ascent on a mostly flat and compacted running surface. There are a few areas along the loop where runner can pause to take in the views and enjoy the water. Most people enjoy the trail as a run prior to getting in the Pance River to cool off. There are countless species of birds in the area. There is a bird identification board at the entrance to the park. The park also has shops and restaurants, and you can arrive by car or pubic transportation including taxi.

Flora & Fauna

Ther park has a wide range of flora, in turn attracting an abundance of birds.

History & Background

The river flows fast, cool and clear, and its low levels make it one of the main tourist destinations of Cali.

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Oct 7, 2017
Omar Delgado
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River Overlook
Oct 17, 2017 near Jamundí, CO
Bend in the River Pance.
Oct 16, 2017 near Jamundí, CO
Trail view.
Oct 17, 2017 near Jamundí, CO
Bridge crossing leading to trailhead
Oct 17, 2017 near Jamundí, CO

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