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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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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