Parque Oncol, Valdivia

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Head to Parque Oncol, a natural reserve in the Valdivian Coast Range, for unmatched views and lush wildlife trails. The 7.5 km (3 sq m) park is situated mostly on Cerro Oncol, the highest peak in the mountain range. Climb to the 715 m (2,345 ft) summit to admire miles of ocean, the Argentine border, and several large volcanoes. Explore the natural surroundings on one of the relatively easy hiking trails, or take a canopy zipline trip along the wildlife-filled rainforest. The park also offers restrooms, campsite facilities, and a coffee shop where you can relax with a hot drink. Plan my trip to Valdivia with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • September 19, 2017
    The place is very nice and is well prepared for the walks. Beware the path because it is not in good condition.
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  • September 18, 2017
    Although I had seen pictures of the Park say that live is much better!. We arrived to the Administration where we pay the entry (3,500 adults and 2,500 children) and where we leave our data reported to then make the path oncol (becomes in auto until the beginning of the path) is all very well signposted, well-maintained Park, clean and it is nice to see that people who visit have the culture to keep it that way. I caught my attention the amount of family with very young children who came up the path of 2 kms, congratulations because those children are going to have the love of nature that is so important today! Congratulations to the management of the Park and absolutely recommended to go to meet him.
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  • September 13, 2017
    A beautiful park in which you can discover magical places, ideal for walking and spend a day with nature
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  • June 27, 2017
    Really beautiful sights, 360° panoramic view from the highest point. They have trekking paths, camping and canopy. There's also a mini lodge at the center of the park that offers food and drinks, though it's a little expensive.
  • March 1, 2017
    A must, if you like nature and hiking. The most popular trail (Oncol) goes to the viewpoint from where you see the entire Valdivia city and much farther. They say in good days you can see 7 volcanoes. Trail is midium difficulty. Bring water.
  • February 1, 2017
    Parque Oncol. Private reserve valdivian forest located 32 km from Valdivia (Part of the road is unpaved). Inside, there are areas for camping, picnics and canoping. There are 4 viewpoints, 2 of which are easily accessible by 4x4 car, while the others two on top are at 50-minute trek on Cerro Oncol from the road - intermediate difficulty - From the top you have a 360 degree view from which you can enjoy the Ocean, Cordillera, Central Valley, Part of Pilolcura and 11 volcanoes. among the most important:Osorno, Llaima, Tromador.
  • August 1, 2017
    Nice place, close to valdivia. The main trail where the top is is not very demanding. If this clear will be 7 volcanoes. There is also a cafe where you can buy food and gifts to bring.
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  • June 20, 2017
    Great place if you want to disconnect from the urban life. Nature in full. Excellent views and paths. Only lack a little more of signage, above all in order that they not become accustomed to walking through the forest, since sometimes you think that you won't ever reach the viewpoint you are looking for. It is recommended to go on a non rainy day, since visibility is reduced from the viewpoints.
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