Pipeline Trail, Boquete

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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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  • We only had a short itme on the trail, but saw an anteater! We also saw a caiman. We had a good guide, whcih helps.  more »
  • We went on this self guided hike in hopes of seeing birds, but were instead treated to a mother and child Howler monkey, feeding high in the canopy. Not a strenuous hike, about 3 kilometers one way, w...  more »
  • The easiest way to reach the entrance to the walk on public transport is to board a minibus shuttle in the area around supermarket Bruna, one block north of the park. The same bus also goes to the thr...  more »
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  • Great hike. We saw two quetzals at 2 km mark.
  • Directions: From the main park in Boquete keep walking north to a mini super called "S/C Bruña", there you´ll see a bunch of mini buses. The one I took said "Alto Quiel Bajo Mono". $1.75-$2 one way. About 30 mnts. Tell the driver to which trail you're going.. but there's really no way to miss your stop. Entrance fee $3.00. Took me about 1.5h with no rush and a lot of talking in the way. Is not difficult. The path to follow is really clear. Don't confuse this trail with the "Lost Waterfalls" one. This one in spanish is called "Cascada Escondida", which confused me and has nothing to do with the english name.
  • Holy freaking awesome! !! I've seen beauty before, but I'll say it again. Holy freaking awesome! !!!
  • 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.

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