Pipeline Trail, Boquete

4.4
#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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  • This was a great hike. It was relatively easy and beautiful. The trail was washed out at some point so we turned around. Overall it was worth the time and the $3.  more »
  • We went with Jason Lara (excellent guide) up the base of Baru Volcana - about 2 hours up and 2 hours back. We saw gorgeous waterfalls, some birds, lovely flowers, and had fun crossing little rivers an...  more »
  • The Pipeline trail is a pretty easy trail. Along the trail you climb around 200 meters, but nowhere is the climb steep. You should expect to take between 2-3 hours for a round trip, depending on your ...  more »
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  • Very nice, nonstrenuous hike, a little bit rocky towards the end, but well worth it . We are here in the rainy season so did not see any Queztal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There are quetzels. Track is for 2h each way

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