Pipeline Trail, Boquete

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#2 of 7 in Trails in Panama
Hike through lush green rainforest along Pipeline Trail and reward yourself for your efforts with views of the 91 m (300 ft) tall waterfall located at the end of the trail. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for a rich diversity of animal life, including the ever-elusive quetzal, toucans, howler monkeys, and sloths. Along the path, you'll see a 1,400-year-old tree called "The Really Old Tree." Take a good pair of hiking boots, light clothing, and your own water supply. Use our Boquete sightseeing planning tool to add Pipeline Trail and other attractions to your Boquete vacation plans.
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  • August 1, 2017
    A simple, almost level path which crosses 3 bridges over rivers, you see is an ancient tree and that at the end there is a waterfall but carrying little water. It takes an hour and go and come and Quetzal no trace... even if we do not stop to look at trees
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  • July 12, 2017
    I underwent a double knee replacement a year ago and I had a major ankle surgery during the same period, so I was a bit apprehensive about taking this hike. My fears were for naught. The trail is rock...  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    Booked tour through Mamalena Ostel. efficient service (van she taken and shown in front of the hotel, the guide was very nice and helpful). Ill route is suitable for everyone, not exceptional but we got to see the famous quetzal and a sloth (much to far though). Downside is the high cost compared to what is on tour.
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  • April 30, 2017
    Very wide, level trail to supposedly the best quetzal viewing area around. We didn't see one, but did see a group of about 20 capuchin monkies. $3/person entry fee. Open 8am-3pm.
  • November 13, 2016
    Beautiful hike (one hour +/-) to waterfalls. First you'll find a smaller set, keep going to THE waterfall. No swimming here. Not a difficult hike, but plan for mud and crossing water.
  • May 20, 2017
    There are quetzels. Track is for 2h each way

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