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The last eruption from this dormant volcano was 10,000 years ago.
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The hike duration and intensity varies. The trail is 7 kms long one way and it is in and back for a total of 14 kms. It is an eight hours drive to the top and you have to start early. It is 4200 feet...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Hiked up volcano Maderas mid february. According to the previous reviews we were prepared to swim in mud. It was some mud, but nothing much. Had some view on the top, I think we were lucky. Good hike!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Theakk
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We are a 30 year old couple and are in good shape and hike a lot and this was no joke. It took us 6.5 hours with a 45 min stop for lunch and we were told that was an excellent time (we did the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank 085119c
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We were a bit disappointed by the Madera volcano - we chose it because we’d heard bad things about hiking Concepción and we thought mud and clouds would be more pleasant than being exposed in heat and dealing with volcanic ash. Our tour company Hotel...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LouT144
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We started from the Finca el Povernir . It takes about 1:15 to reach the mirador which a very nice overlooking on the volcano Conception. The trail is nice and go through different types of forest. We saw many birds, capuchin monkeys and 2 different...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I would give it a 3,5/5. It may be only a 5k hike up (and 5k down) but it’s challenging, and I am used to train and hike. The last 3k are slippery so it’s a slow walk up and down if you don’t want...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AudreyC2533
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We told our guide that we wanted to enjoy the beauty of the hike and weren't concerned with getting to the top of the volcano, so this hike was steep and challenging but with lots of views, flowers, monkeys, & birds. We stopped when we...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Phyllis W
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Must have a guide or you get lost for sure and would be dangerous. 6.3 km hike and on a clear day the trail is still slippery and muddy. 9 hours total to the lake and back without really stopping to enjoy the views. You...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ErniePietro
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Km 0: Yay let's climb the volcano Km 1: The path is quite good, why they write on tripadvisor the path is so muddy?! Km 2: Its so humid my clothes are already completely wet. Km 3: Oh, here it starts to be muddy. Km...More

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank Stef K
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We took about 7 hours to complete this hike. It’s hard. We are avid hikers and backpackers. Although this isn’t a great distance the difficulty is the terrain. This is somewhat steep and it is usually muddy. It wasn’t just muddy when we went—it was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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