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Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay, San Clemente
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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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  • From Santiago down to Patagonia, visiting all the Parques and Reservas, Altos de Lircay offered some of the best hiking in all of Chile! Easy to access, virtually free, great infrastructure for campin...  more »
  • Not to be missed, too beautiful, somewhere with much flora and fauna and landscapes that amaze. I just did the circuit to the brickwork which is amazing. But I have to go back because there is so much more to explore.
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  • Is really amazing and it worth the 4 hours walking to El Enladrillado to see the most astonishing view of Andes mountains. 
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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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