Parque Ecologico Chipinque, Monterrey

4.8
#2 of 54 in Parks in Northern Mexico
Remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of city life and spend a day in the isolated nature of Parque Ecologico Chipinque. Follow the trails of varying difficulty and length, ranging from one to six hours by foot, to reward yourself with breathtaking vistas of the towns below. The easiest hike is accessible to almost everyone, especially if you choose to hire a bike near the park's entrance. Along the way, keep an eye out for possums, snakes, chipmunks and even bears. Before you head to Monterrey, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Monterrey road trip app , to make sure you see all that Monterrey has to offer, including Parque Ecologico Chipinque.
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  • This is a typical place for hiking,very family friendly. You can take snacks and food. There are many trails, with different difficulty. Not all of them need guide personnel. There are playgrounds for...  more »
  • Do you like biking (MTB, DH, RD,AT) hiking, walking, views, woods, birds, picnic or nature? Well this is the place for you in Monterrey. Costly and need to came by car but, for sure,this is the place.  more »
  • Does lack upload walk, you can park your car right on the plateau, and appreciate the view of the city from one of the viewpoints. It can not be overlooked, the fun that are slides, no matter your age will enjoy it as the most small.
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  • This place is so beautiful and it's a blissing for Monterrey. Not so common to find surviving flora and fauna roaming freely at this proximity from big cities. The human intervention is so excessive. I am arguing because nature should be perserved rather than establishing fancy admin. office, restaurants, huge billboards, kids playgrounds, prolonged stairs, barriers made of cabels, emissions from staff vehicles, using paper maps, etc.. in which I believe it opposes the idea of conserving the ecosystem of Chipinqui. In Addition to that, personnel and rangers weren't welcoming. Instead of listening to my visit motives, evaluating conditions, and briefing about the place's hazards and possible situations... they just impeded me from doing my main goal, get to one of the peaks (arrived at 10:30am), justifying it as standard regulation of having a guide or lacking the necessary time to go up and come back.
  • This park has amazing views and an abundance of trails. It is rightfully popular; no matter what time of day I go, there are always cars and bicyclists going in and coming out. (I live in walking distance, so I walk up to the park often.) There is a privately run hotel on the premises, as well as places to buy snacks. The only thing I don't like is that they charge admission even if you are just a pedestrian; I'm used to parks only charging for vehicular entry. Perhaps that's justified by maintenance costs.
  • Beautiful views of the city. Different animals roaming around free. It's just wonderful. Perfect place for hiking and trail trekking.
  • Great hiking right next to the city. There are some amazing looking summit trails within the park as well, but make sure to get the permit beforehand, and start your ascent before 8am (I think that was the cutoff time, but check with the office to make sure). If you want to get a permit, knowing Spanish will help a lot, although the permit office ended up being helpful despite my lack of Spanish knowledge.
  • The best place ever I like it a lot it is beautiful

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If the main purpose of your visit to Monterrey is sightseeing, stay in the old central neighborhood of Barrio Antiguo, where you can find everything from budget-friendly youth hostels to hotels housed in historical buildings and large hotels. Those visiting for business purposes might prefer to look south of the river to Zona San Augustin, which offers mid-range hotels in more modern surroundings.
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