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Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay, San Clemente

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Wildlife Area
Altos de Lircay National Reserve is a 121.63km2 nature reserve located in Talca Province, Maule Region, Chile. It lies in a pre-Andean area close to Radal Siete Tazas National Park, as well as Descabezado Grande and Cerro Azul volcanoes.The reserve is home to a significant variety of wildlife including rare and threatened animals such as the Tricahue parrot, Molina's hog-nosed skunk and plants such as the ciprés de la cordillera and roble Maulino. In the area can be found seven of the ten species of the genus Nothofagus occurring in Chile.There are three major rivers in the reserve, the Lircay that is a tributary of the Claro River, the Claro that flows north to south through the reserve, and the Blanquillo that joins the latter river in the reserve.
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  • Great place for camping and activities outdoors with friends or family. There are several places that you can visit like the lagoon of the high, the brickwork or Deer Valley.
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  • Is a place really recommended to visit in family, us stayed in the camping Antahuara to the inside of the book high of Lircay from where is can go to them trekking of the lagoon the high and the Enladrillado. The campsite has bathrooms, shower and water plenty of shade and occasionally receive the visit of a Fox. That for those children is a super adventure.
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  • We went with some friends to make the trek to the brickwork. You have different options for campsite adapting to the distances that you want to go with backpacks or just do the trekking per day. The campsite enabled are quite adequate, there are bathrooms and showers available, places are limited and you can draw water from rivers around. Watch out for cows that are sometimes passed to the camping area, and there are foxes who also is approaching the area so careful with food, leave it out of the reach of animals. But it's fun to see them. Apart from sightings of zorritos carpenters, lizards, small snakes, and other birds there are birds. Totally recommended trekking go to the Mirador where you see see the Valley of the deer and the two nearby volcanoes that are the decapitated and the Quizapu. but certainly the attraction is to upload to the brickwork, a plateau which has the characteristic that the stones that are found are flat and are arranged as a real "bricks" floor. And bottom is reached see descabezado. The ascent to the brickwork from the campsite 6 are approx 2 hours. The viewpoint from the campsite 6 it is a trek of an hour. We delay we like 4 hrs to get from the entrance to the campsite with backpacks 6. The only bad thing is that closed the day that we got on the brickwork and the cold and the wind were strong, apart from the fact that we do not have the view to the volcano, but yet was an experience. So remember take clothes adequate and warm (although is summer since the Enladrillado is in height), gloves, Cap, blocker, lenses, snacks, and much water to disposal. It's not funny to go cold on the mountain.
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  • spectacular view when you're on top. walk is not too difficult but still takes its toll on the way back ( around 25km).
  • Impressive place. Marvelous landscapes, particular geological formations and a wide biodiversity. Excellent infrastructure and camping areas. There are different routes for the day and crossings that connect with the Radal Siete Tazas National Park. The famous brickwork, as lagoons, waterfalls, volcanoes and immense forests make whenever you visit it, you find surprises. Please do not make fires in the kitchen and be careful with the stoves. If is deep, return with all the trash and more. No trace.
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  • Is a place very beautiful, with a few landscapes unimaginable perfect for a post-shot. The best time to go visit him according to my opinion is in the fall can be seen more deciduous forest that are present in the reserve
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  • For your beauty
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  • Beautiful and indescribable landscape. A very pleasant experience for all kinds of adventurers and all kinds of physical condition. You can be short and long distance trekking, on land and in snow. It is one of the most beautiful landscapes I have referred to in Chile.
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