Altos de Chicauma - Laguna Del Inca
ElevationAscent: 4,912' 1,497 m
Descent: -51' -15 m
High: 6,751' 2,058 m
Low: 1,842' 561 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 66% (34°)
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“A scenic hike that gradually climbs to a small lagoon with a panoramic view of the surrounding valleys and mountains.”— Mitzalo Reyes
The first 5.3 kilometers follows an old dirt service road which slowly but steadily climbs elevation. At this point, the same dirt road starts gaining elevation quickly until roughly the 6 km mark, at which point the road comes to an abrupt stop and a proper narrow singletrack trail begins.
The narrow trail which switchbacks along the forested ridgeline continues gaining elevation at a high rate and continues like that all the way to the summit.
At around the 8.7 km mark the trees end and there is no longer shade; however, at this point it should only take 15 more minutes to reach the summit.
At the summit there is a plateau with no real trail but you must make your way around the boulders for a few meters where you'll come upon a small lagoon.
There are many roads and trails that may cause confusion, however, the most direct way is to simply follow the big dirt road all the way to the end and then follow the narrow trail always in an upward direction.
Although you can usually find rabbit and fox tracks, the animals themselves will rarely come into contact with humans.
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