La Campana National Park Summit + Camping + Cascade


Summit Hike + Camping + Ocoa waterfall Summit Hike + Camping + Ocoa waterfall

    La Campana National Park
    Charles Darwin and his visit to La Campana, 1834
    Established on October 17th of 1967
    Administered by National Forest Corporation since 1974
    Biosphere Reserve since 1985
    Place of scientific interest since 1989
    100 animal species and 320 plants, most of them endemic.

    The only National Park in the continental 5th region.
    Natural view point from where you will watch the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Aconcagua, the highest of America.
    82 feet waterfall

Tour fee: U$179.59 p/p

(At least 3 days in advance.)



Relevant Information

LOCATION Granizo, Olmué and Ocoa, Hijuelas.
ALTITUDE Granizo 6.168 feet / 1.880 meters a.s.l. – Ocoa 2.943 feet / 897 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN Granizo 4.856 feet / 1.480 meters – Ocoa 1.505 feet / 459 meters
LENGTH 2 days – 1 night. From 8:00 am of day 1 to 6:00 pm of day 2
DISTANCE Day 1: 8.7 miles /14 kilometers, round trip – Day 2: 8.08 miles / 11 kilometers, round trip
HIKING TIME Day 1: 6 – 8 hours / Day 2: 4 hours
SEASON September to May
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 2 - Maximum 10
RESTRICTIONS Good health, no knee injuries, over 12 years old.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Desirable. Not necessary. Excellent physical condition.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Day 1: Medium-high / Day 2: Low
TRANSPORTATION SUV, van or truck.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mediterranean weather, rains from May to August, around 500 mm.

Granizo, Olmué and Ocoa, Hijuelas.

Day 1: Hiking from the main entrance to the top of the mountain, what it takes about 5 hours. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. The summit is a natural view point from where you can watch the ocean and the Mount Aconcagua, the higher one of America. The last third is steep, rocky and expose to the sun, and you will need hiking poles and even some crawls. About 3 hours way back. Camping and dinner.

Day 2: We will explore the valley full of centennial palm trees. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. Hike from the main entrance to the cascade. View point and 82 feet waterfall. About 2 hours of a relax hiking. Non steep trail and a couple of creeks crossing. Shooting pictures. 2 hours way back.
Hiking (or comfortable) shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, light fleece or sweater, warm jacket, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Spare clothes. Towel and personal care kit. Fall-winter: Hiking shoes, waterproof/warm jacket, beanie and gloves.
Round trip transportation Viña del Mar - Park
All way guide – English spoken
First aids kit
Park fee
Hydration – You must carry on 3 liters
1 Lunch box/day
All camping and cooking gear
Feeding: Day 1: Afternoon meal and night BBQ
Day 2: Breakfast
Hiking poles
Insurance
Tips
The SUV departs from Viña del Mar (4 norte /Av. Libertad) at 8:00 am.
Pick up (and drop off) is available from any hotel in Valparaíso, Viña del Mar Reñaca or Concón, between 7:15 - 8:00 am.

Pick up and drop off fee per person

Reñaca: U$10
Viña del Mar: U$5
Valparaíso or Concón: U$15
Around at 4:30 pm. A stop, if everybody agrees, is made for a beer, juice or lunch (not included) in a German Resto-Brewery or Chilean Food restaurant. After that we go back to the hotel or meeting point. Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.
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