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Reserva Nacional Malalcahuello, Malalcahuello

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Survey the volcanic charcoal landscapes of Reserva Nacional Malalcahuello, a desert panorama reminiscent of the Sahara but with more of an ash like, dark appearance stretching for 303 sq km (116 sq mi). The two hour trek shows the best facets of the national park, though longer trails are available. Take plenty of water along as the desert like conditions here make it very hot. 4X4s can be rented for those who would prefer not to traverse the uphill volcano ascent by foot. To visit Reserva Nacional Malalcahuello and other attractions in Malalcahuello, use our Malalcahuello vacation builder.
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  • I really liked the Piedra Santa walk, which is easily accessible from the main road just 500m outside Malalcahuello town, buses can drop you off and take you back on there. The walk is 7km each way, t...  more »
  • There are three main options here: walking or driving towards the crater Navidad; trekking up in the Colorado route, medium difficulty, through beautiful forests, completely worth the effort: you arri...  more »
  • The trail that starts from the road and crosses black ash field then leads up the volcano to a vent was just amazing. Climbing up the aa lava was a bit difficult but well worth it. It takes you to a v...  more »
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  • A place of dreams, full of Araucarias and in winter a lot of snow, vehicle access is very good; It can be no chains a large part of the reserve.
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  • a wonderful place, unsurpassed scenery, tranquility, and just enough of modernity not to lose its rustic charm
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  • Nice Park, but reforestation is very notorious with pine in the past... I recommend making trails more away from the village.
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