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Los Cuernos Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (9)

Hike past an electric-blue glacial lake with non-stop views of towering mountains.


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Map Key

9.7

Miles

15.7

KM

Point to Point

1,437' 438 m

High

251' 76 m

Low

850' 259 m

Up

1,651' 503 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

From the intersection with the Rio Ascencio Trail, descend to the hills above the shores of Nordenskjold Lake, hiking through scenic grasslands and scrublands. To the north are awesome views of Almirante Nieto and, in the latter part of the trail, the Cuernos del Paine. Listen for the frequent avalanches on the face of Almirante Nieto. Pass the Refugio Los Cuernos at 6 miles and end at the Italiano camp and ranger station.

Flora & Fauna

Chilean firebush along the trail blooms brilliant red in spring.

Contacts

Shared By:

Miguel Vieira

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  4.3 from 9 votes

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  4.3 from 9 votes
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Photos

Waterfall from the Cuernos del Paine.
Dec 30, 2016 near Puerto…, CL
Breathtaking views of Patagonian ice and glacial valleys await those who ascend the Valle del Frances.
Jan 3, 2017 near Puerto…, CL
Monte Almirante Nieto from the trail.
Dec 30, 2016 near Puerto…, CL
Lago Nordenskjöld in Torres del Paine National Park.
Dec 30, 2016 near Puerto…, CL

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Dec 27, 2019
Vanessa Rh
Apr 4, 2019
Damien Sutevski
Mar 29, 2019
Roh James
Feb 28, 2019
Courtney Micheletti
9.4mi
Feb 15, 2019
Courtney Micheletti
This section of the trail is notoriously windy. Be prepared. Mostly exposed—wet!! 13mi
Jan 8, 2019
Dennis Chan
Jan 7, 2019
Mario Dominguez
Dec 22, 2018
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