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Laguna Palcacocha Trail

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A long valley trail up to Laguna Palcacocha.


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8.1

Miles

13.1

KM

89%

Runnable

14,963' 4,561 m

High

12,600' 3,841 m

Low

2,480' 756 m

Up

118' 36 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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Features Geological Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Views

Runner Notes

Good even trail the whole way.

Description

This is a nice valley trail that builds slowly as the mountains grow around you. The trail heads up a rustic dirt road for the first 3.5 miles. As the road peters out, the trail continues along the river.

From there, the trail eases along until a final moraine at the edge of the glacial lake.

Note: In 2019, a early warning avalanche system was installed to warn Huaraz

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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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  4.0 from 1 vote

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in Huaraz

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#4

in Huaraz

#17

in Peru

#14,834

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View of the Palcaraju
Feb 6, 2020 near Huaraz, PE
Good signage along the way
Feb 6, 2020 near Chacas, PE

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