Crossing La Campana National Park

Crossing Park Hike Crossing Park Hike

    La Campana National Park
    Charles Darwin and his visit to La Campana, 1834
    Established on October 17th of 1967
    Administered by the National Forest Corporation since 1974
    Biosphere Reserve since 1985
    Place of scientific interest since 1989

    The only National Park in the continental 5th region
    The southern continental palm tree
    100 animal species and 320 plants, most of them endemic
    You will hike by 2 different valleys
    View point at 3.445 feet above sea level

Tour fee: U$103.43 p/p

(At least 3 days in advance)

Relevant Information

LOCATION Granizo, Olmué and Ocoa, Hijuelas.
ALTITUDE 3.445 feet / 1.050 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 2.133 feet / 650 meters
LENGTH 10 hours – from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
DISTANCE 6.84 miles / 11 kilometers, one way trip.
SEASON Year round
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 4 - Maximum 12
RESTRICTIONS over 12 years old
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Not necessary. Good health.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mediterranean weather, rains from May to August, around 500 mm.

Granizo, Olmué and Ocoa, Hijuelas.

Once you arrive in the park you will explore 2 valleys full of native flora. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. Hike from the main entrance, surrounded for a rich native forest, to the Ocoa Pass from where you will be able to watch the Ocoa valley, Granizo valley and La Campana mountain. Then we continue to Ocoa main entrance between an ancient palm tree grove.
Hiking (or comfortable) shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, light fleece or sweater, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Spare T-shirt. 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
Lunch box
Hiking poles
The SUV departs from Viña del Mar, 4 norte /Av. Libertad at 7:30 am.
Pick up (and drop off) is available from any hotel in Valparaíso, Viña del Mar Reñaca or Concón, between 6:45 - 7:30 am.

Pick up and drop off fee per person

Reñaca: U$10
Viña del Mar: U$5
Valparaíso or Concón: U$15
Around at 4:00 pm. A stop, if everybody agrees, is made at about 5:00 pm 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.