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Catarata El Savegre / Savegre Waterfall

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1.2 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 56' 17 m
Descent: -303' -92 m
High: 7,140' 2,176 m
Low: 6,864' 2,092 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Run along the Savegre River to two beautiful, thundering waterfalls; the first in a cave, the second 30 meters high.

Bren B

Features Birding · Cave · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Could be treacherous during rains (frequent).

Need to Know

Some climbing and scrambling is required. Also, due to landslides and trees falling, many parts of the path require low-effort contortionist skill.

Swimming in the Savegre Falls can be fatal; there are underwater currents, and it is not recommended. Rocks are very slippery.

Beware of diverging paths if you take the upper trail; try to stay along the river, to the right. Signage is sparse, worn, and sometimes misleading.

Runner Notes

This trail is not recommended for running, as there are too many parts for scrambling. See nearby trails for better options.

Description

There are a number of attractive features on this run, including the rushing Savegre River, two waterfalls, a cave, a clearing for birdwatching, towering oaks, massive rock features, and some beautiful views of the valley (if you take alternative routes).

The trail is accommodated by rusty stairways and rope guides which are in severe disrepair, but which make the descent and ascent to the falls simpler. There are also two footbridges that cross the river.

The trail is on the border of the Los Quetzales Parque Nacional, in the Reserva Forestal Los Santos.

Flora & Fauna

Keep an eye out for the valley's famous quetzal bird, along with numerous other birds and some large mammals.

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Savegre Falls
Aug 25, 2019 near San Isidro, CR
Footbridge.
Aug 25, 2019 near San Isidro, CR

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