Ancient Indian fortification
Natural view point, beside the ocean, from where you will watch:
• Valparaíso city
• Concón town
• Mouth of the Aconcagua river
• Dunes of Ritoque
• Quintero city
• Pacific Ocean
• Mt. Aconcagua, the highest of America.
Just 30 minutes away from Viña del Mar!
Altitude: 2.375 feet / 724 meters a.s.l.
Elevation gain: 2.014 feet / 614 meters
Length: 4 hrs – from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Distance: 5.1 miles /8.2 kilometers, round trip
Hiking time: 2.5 hours
Season: Year round
Meteorological conditions: Mediterranean weather, rains from May to August, around 500 mm.
Restrictions: Good health, no knee injuries, over 8 years old.
Previous experience: Not necessary.
Description & target: Hiking to the top of the hill, what It takes about 1.5 hours. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. The summit is a natural view point from where you can watch the ocean and mount Aconcagua, the higher one of America. Expose to sun with a few shadowy points. About 1 hour way back.
Difficulty level: Low
Transportation: SUV or car
Departures: Hotel (in Valparaíso - Viña del Mar) at 8:00 am and 2:00 pm
Return trip: Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.