Charles Darwin and his visit to La Campana, 1834
Established on October 17th of 1967
Administered by National Forest Corporation since 1974
Biosphere Reserve since 1985
Place of scientific interest since 1989
100 animal species and 320 plants, most of them endemic
The only National Park in the continental 5th region
The southern continental palm tree
82 feet waterfall
Location: Ocoa, Hijuelas.
Altitude: 2.943 feet / 897 meters a.s.l.
Elevation gain: 1.505 feet / 459 meters
Length: 8 hours – from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Distance: 8.08 miles / 13 kilometers, round trip
Hiking time: 4 hours
Meteorological conditions: Mediterranean weather, rains from May to August, under 500 mm.
Restrictions: Good health, no knee injuries, over 8 years old.
Previous experience: Not necessary.
Description & target: Once you arrive in the park you will explore the valley full of centennial palm trees. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. Hike from the main entrance to the cascade. View point and 82 feet waterfall. About 2 hours of a relax hiking. Non steep trail and a couple of creeks crossing. Shooting pictures. 2 hours way back.
Transportation: SUV or car
Departures: Hotel (in Valparaíso - Viña del Mar) at 8:00 am
Return trip: Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.