Hike Cerro Campanario in San Carlos de Bariloche

Rate this Adventure Cerro Campanario, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • Elevation Gain:

    650 Feet

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Food Nearby
Forest
Lake
Scenic

Experience the best views of Argentina's Lake District region in northern Patagonia.

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-defined and easy to follow; there are a few forks along the way, but they will all take you to the same place. At the summit, take in the 360-degree views of pristine lakes and mountains, and enjoy un cafecito and a pastry from the mountaintop cafe (open year round).

Though Cerro Campanario may not feel like a rugged mountain experience (you'll likely share the summit with visitors who paid to take the chairlift up there), the views are well worth the trip. 

Getting there: From downtown Bariloche, head left down Bustillo Ave. for 17.5 kilometers (10.8 miles). The trailhead is to the right of the chairlift. Buses run regularly along this route. 

Pack List

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Money for the mountaintop cafe
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Community Photos

+ Add Photos

Reviews

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Leave a Review

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Jenna Herzog

Writer, editor and photographer for all things outdoors and travel. Happiest when on the trail, photographing a sunset, drinking a beer or climbing on rocks.

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

Tulare County, California

First and foremost, to get to this trailhead you need to drive down a 2-mile, one lane dirt road that is quite steep.

8 Saves

Hike to Ehukai Pillbox

59178 Ke Nui Road, Hawaii

This hike starts directly across from Banzai Pipeline, the famous barreling wave at Ehukai Beach.

7 Saves

Winter Hike to Calypso Cascades

1046 County Highway 115, Colorado

While most people go snowshoeing near the Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge area in RMNP, Wild Basin is a much less trafficked option.

5 Saves