Top 5 best hiking trails in Chiapas, Mexico

Welcome to the world of Chiapas hiking. If you are thinking about visiting Chiapas or you are already familiar with Chiapas you will love these hikes

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5. El Chichonal

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • How to get to El Chichonal: Head South West of Pichucalco and Ixtacomitán. Go to the town of Chapultenango, head on Primera Sur the entire way and you will find it
  • Duration of hike: The average person takes roughly 4 hours to complete this hike
  • Trail length: 7.1 miles
  • Elevation: 2,007 feet
  • More information: El Chichonal 
  • The beginning might be difficult to find depending on when you start trekking. I recommend starting when daylight is running hot
  • You may run into people on this trail so if you do not enjoy the presence of other humans, I have included other trails
  • This is an active volcano that last erupted in 1982. You will obtain many memories by hiking on this grande trail
  • When it comes to Chiapas hiking, you cannot go wrong with this marvel of a trial
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4. Circuito Las Canastas

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • How to get to Circuito Las Canastas: Head East of San Cristóbal de las Casas. You can get here by taking a right off of Calz. de la Quinta 
  • Duration of hike: The average person takes roughly 2 and a half hours to complete this trail
  • Trail length: 4.2 miles
  • Elevation: 1,099 feet
  • More information: Circuito Las Canastas 
  • This is 1 of 2 loop trails on the list, I would obviously recommend them immediately because of the mere beauty along with seeing different scenery throughout the hike
  • The route isn’t always marked so be aware of that and be mindful of how amazing the forest on this trail is
  • Enter the park and then you will find many areas in which you can park your vehicle
  • If you love trees, and forests, this trail is completely for you
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3. Cerro Don Lauro

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • How to get to Cerro Don Lauro: Take the same directions as the last hike but this time go off of Insurgentesand you will see it
  • Duration of hike: The average person takes roughly 1 hour to complete the trail
  • Trail length: 1.3 mile
  • Elevation: 669 feet
  • More information: Cerro Don Lauro 
  • This may not be a loop trail but I would say it’s the most undemanding trail on the entire list. If you are a beginner, try this trail out first
  • On this trail, you’ll be able to go rock climbing, view incredible flowers, and go bird watching
  • The trail is uphill but it’s not very steep and you will find very worthwhile views at the end of the trail
  • Overall I would recommend this trail highly. However, it wouldn’t be my first choice 
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2. Parque El Encuentro

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • How to get to Parque El Encuentro: For this trail, you will also head in the direction East of San Cristóbal de las Casas. The trail is off of Periférico Oriente Sur, you will see it, there’s a large wooden circle. 
  • Duration of hike: The completion of this trail on average takes roughly 2 hours
  • Trail length: 3.0 miles
  • Elevation: 902 feet
  • More information: Parque El Encuentro 
  • This is the second loop trail on the list. You’ll love this trail because it’s different from the rest of the trails in that it includes a well-presented ravine
  • When it comes to Chiapas hiking, you will be hard-pressed to find trails that are similar to this one
  • Not only do you have the ability to camp, walk dogs, and view rivers on this trail… you also have the luxurious conveniences of bathrooms
  • I would highly recommend this trail in terms of Chiapas hiking if you are looking for something a bit different than the usual hiking trail but not too far off the scale of normality
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1. Cascadas El Chiflón Norte

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • How to get to Cascadas El Chiflón Norte: Head East of San Vicente la Mesilla, you will see a large border indicating this trail off Highway 226
  • Duration of hike: The average person takes around 2 hours to complete this trail
  • Trail length: 2.7 miles
  • Elevation: 974 feet
  • More information: Cascadas el Chiflón Sur 
  • On this trail, you will be going through one of the most beautiful jungles that our mortal eyes could possibly capture 
  • I had to include this trial as number one on my list of the top 5 best hiking trails in Chiapas because of not only how magnificent the actual trail is but on top of that it includes a benevolent waterfall
  • If I had to recommend you one single trail around Chiapas, it would always be this trial. It’s too good to be true to be quite honest with you
  • Be very careful to avoid slipping on wet surfaces because the trail can seem as if it’s easily navigable. However, this is not always such an easy task


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