Hiking on the lower Los Andes mountain range
Rich native flora and fauna
98 feet waterfall
Just 45 minutes from Santiago
Location: La Reina, lower Los Andes mountain range. Santiago.
Altitude: 5.250 feet / 1.600 meters a.s.l.
Elevation gain: 2.460 feet / 750 meters
Length: 10 hrs – from 7:00am to 5:00 pm
Distance: 12.4 miles / 20 kilometers, round trip
Hiking time: 6 – 8 hours
Season: Year round
Meteorological conditions: Mediterranean weather with a long dry season. Rains from May to August that get 350 mm. Average temperature 13,9°C/57°F
Restrictions: Good health, no knee injuries, over 12 years old.
Previous experience: Desirable. Not necessary. Good physical condition.
Description & target: Hiking from the main entrance to the waterfall named 'Salto de Apoquindo', what It takes about 4 to 5 hours. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. Rich forest that offers nice shadowy spots. About 3 hours way back.
Transportation: SUV, pick-up truck or car.
Meeting point: Hotel (in Santiago city) at 7:00 am.
Return trip: Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.