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The Best Hiking in Argentina

Looking for the best hiking in Argentina? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Argentina. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Argentina

  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Camp at Poincenot

    5.0
    5.6 mi / 984.3 ft gain
    From El Chalten, the trail starts Avenida San Martín, where El Chaltén town ends. There you can park your vehicle in a designated parking area, or just walk from your hotel. The slope is steep to begin with, but levels off after the first kilometer. In about 4 hours (with pack), you will reach th...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Backpack to Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre

    4.0
    16.8 mi
    Mount Fitz Roy is one of the most iconic mountains in the world and is still relatively undeveloped, allowing visitors to experience the landscape without the massive hoards of people. The best place to start the trek is in the town of El Chalten. I would recommend coming to the town with plenty ...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Hike to Laguna de los Tres

    5.0
    13 mi / 3159 ft gain
    This 13 mile roundtrip hike begins in El Chalten, at the end of Avenida San Martín, the main street in town. Within the first 10-15 minutes, you should encounter a clearly marked sign for "Senda al Fitz Roy" ("Path to Fitz Roy") with park rules and information about points of interest.From there...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Hike to Mirador Los Condores

    1.2 mi / 328 ft gain
    When you drive in to El Chalten, you will see the visitor's center directly on your left. Park here, and there are signs to the lookout from the parking lot. It's an easy 1.2 mile round trip hike, but the views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre are magnificent. Give yourself about 30-40 minutes though...
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  • Lago Argentino, Argentina

    Ice Hike on Glacier Perito Moreno

    5.0
    4 mi / 300 ft gain
    The Perito Moreno glacier is one of the big draws in El Calafate, Argentina and all of Patagonia.  Once you see it for yourself, you'll understand why - it's easily viewable from a series of well-constructed walkways, the glacier shines vibrant blue when the sun hits it and there are constant rup...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Hike to Fitz Roy

    13 mi
    This trail has awesome flexibility whether you're looking for a day hike or looking to stay a few nights. You head North/West out of El Chaltén on the Sendero al Fitz Roy trail. It’s a big pull out of the valley. Depending on what you’re carrying, some will find it easier than others. With a full...
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  • Languiñeo Department, Argentina

    Rock Climb in Patagonia's La Buitrera Canyon

    Piedra Parada is an enormous rock feature standing alone in the desert of the Chubut Region of Argentina. Marking the entrance to a long, winding canyon, Piedra Parada has endless possibilities for rock climbing. Because Piedra Parada is located hours from any town, there is no internet or cell p...
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  • San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

    Hike Cerro Campanario in San Carlos de Bariloche

    / 650 ft gain
    With sweeping vistas of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Lake Perito Moreno, Llao Llao peninsula and the surrounding mountains, this short hike is a must-do for anyone visiting San Carlos de Bariloche. A quick hike (about 30 minutes) takes you to the summit of Cerro Campanario, at 3,442 feet. The trail is well...
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  • Bariloche, Argentina

    Hike El Cajón del Azul

    1.2 mi
    This short but dense with adventure loop begins at  Refugio Cajón del Azul in the mountains of El Bolsón in Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina.Turning right out of the refuge's wooden gate, follow the path toward Refugio Retamal until you reach a small creek covered by a discreet wooden bridge.  Fol...
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  • Bariloche, Argentina

    Hike to Glacier Hielo Azul

    / 1476.4 ft gain
    This steep, but not so long hike begins at Refugio Hielo Azul.  The view of the lake at the base of the glacier is hidden from the refuge but the path to it is clearly seen.  Be sure to register your name with whoever is working in the refuge before you begin to hike.  The staff can also provide ...
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  • Luján de Cuyo, Argentina

    Climb Cerro Aconcagua via the Normal Route

    31.1 mi / 13123.4 ft gain
    Cerro Aconcagua is the tallest mountain outside of the Himalayas, the highest point in the Western Hemisphere, and the second-highest of the Seven Summits behind Mt. Everest. It is a high-altitude endeavor not for the faint of heart, or legs.Since the normal route on Aconcagua is largely non-tech...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Hike to El Chorillo del Salto Waterfall

    4 mi / 30 ft gain
    There are admittedly more dramatic hikes to more impressive locations in the El Chalten area, but most of them require a fairly significant time commitment and some stamina.  At only 4 miles roundtrip with little elevation change, this adventure can be done in a couple of hours if necessary and y...
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  • Bariloche, Argentina

    Stroll through El Bosque Tallado "The Workshopped Forest"

    1.2 mi
    At 1,500 masl a patch of forest sits seemingly dead above the city of El Bolsón in the Patagonia region of Argentina.  A 1 kilometer steep climb starting from "la plataforma" flattens out and transforms into a forest of hidden faces, wooden cats, and gnomes.  A short, easy path, allowing incredib...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Hike to Laguna Capri

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 656.2 ft gain
     The head of the trail begins at the north end of town, at the end of San Martín Ave. During the first hour, the trail is a steep slope until entering the valley of Del Salto river, towards Mount Fitz Roy. After 30 min. walk from El Chaltén you'll have access to a natural viewpoint with panora...
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  • El Chalten, Argentina

    Hike the Huemul Circuit

    36 mi / 6500 ft gain
    If you're reading this article you've probably contemplated escaping the daily grind to walk the W or O trek around Torres del Paine. Do it. You won't regret it. But you'll be cheating yourself if you don't head north to Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina.  No crowds, no fees, and no online...
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  • El Chaltén, Argentina

    Hike to Laguna Torre in El Chaltén

    5.0
    13 mi / 820.2 ft gain
    This hike, while quite long, is a fairly easy & flat hike and can be done in a day with no problem. We hiked out and back in 5.5 hours with a moderate pace, including a lot of photo stops along the way. The route starts close to the start of El Chalten, and you'll cover the around 200 of the ...
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