“A great challenging hike paralleling the Pance River.”
— Omar Delgado
Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The park is open from dawn to dusk. Dogs must be on leash and muzzled. No running on bridges (there are two bridges that lead to the start of the trail). If you drive there, expect to pay to park, about $3500 pesos, ($1.25), but the entrance to the trail and park is free.
Pance River EcoPark is a local ecopark located along the Pance River with great views of the river and the opportunity to see many local birds.
Need to Know
Bring cash for parking. There are local food vendors, and the bathroom costs 500 pesos (20 cents) to use. There are changing rooms also if you decide to bring a bathing suit.
This hike has a good ascent on a mostly flat and compacted hiking surface. There are a few areas along the loop where hiker can pause to take in the views and enjoy the water. Most people enjoy the trail as a hike prior to getting in the Pance River to cool off. There are countless species of birds in the area. There is a bird identification board at the entrance to the park. The park also has shops and restaurants, and you can arrive by car or pubic transportation including taxi.
Flora & Fauna
Ther park has a wide range of flora, in turn attracting an abundance of birds.
History & Background
The river flows fast, cool and clear, and its low levels make it one of the main tourist destinations of Cali.