La Campana National Park Plateaux Hike


La Campana National Park La Campana National Park

    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

    The only National Park in the continental 5th region
    Most of the trail goes beside the creek
    100 animal species and 320 plants, most of them endemic
    The less visited place of the park!

Tour fee: U$78.05 p/p

(At least 2 days in advance.)



Relevant Information

LOCATION Cajón Grande, Olmué.
ALTITUDE 2.920 feet / 890 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 1.696 feet / 517 meters
LENGTH 7 hours – from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
DISTANCE 5.22 miles / 8.4 kilometers, round trip
HIKING TIME 4 hours
SEASON Year round
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 2 - Maximum 6
RESTRICTIONS Good health, no knee injuries, over 8 years old.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Not necessary.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Low
TRANSPORTATION SUV or car.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mediterranean weather, rains from May to August, around 500 mm.

Cajón Grande, Olmué.

Once you arrive in the park you will explore the valley full of native flora. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. Hike from the main entrance to the Plateaux from where you will be able to watch the Cajón Grande valley and the mountains La Campana and El Roble. Very shadowy, great for spring and summer.
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 2 liters
Lunch box
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 1:00 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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