Huerquehue National Park, Pucon

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Step into nature for a hike or relaxing break at Huerquehue National Park. Choose your trail from the five available: the shortest is .8 km (.49 mi) and takes roughly one hour, while the longest runs 20.7 km (12.8 mi) and takes about two days. On the trails, stop at one of six picnic areas or set up camp at any of 21 sites. Keep your eyes peeled for several endangered or vulnerable animals including peregrine falcons and Andean foxes. Two ranger stations ensure your safety here. Plan to visit Huerquehue National Park during your Pucon vacation using our convenient Pucon driving holiday planner .
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  • The Park is one of the main attractions in Pucon. We were in the public bus and pay the round trip around at once, as it comes out. Tourism agencies make the ride, but I think unnecessary pay the price they charge, because the buses arrive fast and has some time to return options. In the Park you have to pay an entrance fee and listen to the guidelines on the trails. Of course we chose the more difficult, the San Sebastian. Most people do the Lakes trail. The San Sebastian has 8 km round trip, being mostly uphill. Are very few straight snippets or any descent. First you take a path in zig and zag, just climbing, climbing and climbing. It's tiring. Then arrives at the fork for Quinchol, just follow straight. And then find an open environment and plan, where you will find the Lanin volcano and the Villarica, among others. Continuing in this Valley, soon enter the forest again and we got some descent (very little) so we faced with the worst. A trail with a lot of soft sand and slippery, full of steep climbs and until we face with stones along the way, which are required to be scaled. Yes, literally climbs. However, when you finish climbing the view is wonderful and even emotion such beauty. From there it displays several lakes, volcanoes Villarrica, Quetrupillán, like Quinquilín, Llaima and Lanín, in addition to other mountains. It's wonderful. And then, it takes down everything! and there's descent! On the way there is no water supply points, so you need to take plenty of water from the beginning and also food (snack). Walking sticks helpful most of the time, but once you get in the way to climb. It took us 5 hours to climb, but it can be done in less time. And down we take less than 3 hours. It's a track for physical conditioning, because it's really not easy. But, I guess that's the prettiest. I will never forget the image over there!!!
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  • We did the San Sebastián and Los Lagos hikes over two days while staying in the National Park at Refugio Tinquilco. San Sebastián was really hard and very very steep (you have to pull yourself up with...  more »
  • It is something that you have to visit, is very cute. Locomotion is rather scarce and hours are few, but worth knowing it.
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  • This is a fabulous place for a day hike. We spent 8 hours on the trail. The scenery and views are spectacular. We also enjoyed seeing old-growth trees and the unique Araucanía trees.
  • Went in December, and I can tell that it's one of the most beautiful sceneries that Chile could offer. Hiking up until Lago Verde was medium in difficulty, but so beautiful! Worth every step up hill 😉 Prepare to take a very cold bath in Lago Verde, amazing!!!
  • Beautiful encounter with ancient araucarias forest sorrounded by mountains and lakes
  • The views for the lakes, the accessibility for cars, and the trails are really well planned. The trails are rather short, the lengthier one is just 2 days long.
  • Beautiful park. We went in the winter and hiked sendero los Lagos and it was absolutely stunning in the snow. If you are in the area you can't miss this park!

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