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The Best Hiking in Colombia

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

Top hiking spots in and near Colombia

  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    Trek to La Ciudad Perdida (Lost City of Teyuna)

    29.2 mi
    La Ciudad Perdida is a stunning and challenging 47km hike deep in the Colombian jungle to a remote ancient city perched on a steep mountainside and surrounded by dense tropical rainforest. The hike is typically a 5 Day journey which can only be taken with registered guide companies.  There are 4 ...
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  • Salento, Colombia

    Hike Valle De Cocora in Colombia

    9.3 mi / 1000 ft gain
    How to get there: From the nearby town of Salento, 4WDs leave from the main square whenever there are enough people to fill it. Note, if you want to stand on the bumper of a jeep for the ride, be towards the end of the line so you can snag one of those spots. The ride is approximately 20 minutes....
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  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    Hike to El Cabo de San Juan

    2.5 mi / 196.9 ft gain
    There are multiple possibilities to start this hike, to combine it with longer treks and to stay overnight. I will describe the route that I took, but you should definitely take into consideration to stay in the park for a night or two. Take a bus and let them drop you off at the East Entrance of...
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  • Suesca, Colombia

    Climb the Suesca Rocks

    The Rocas de Suesca are well known for their climbing opportunities. But also if you don't come fully equipped, there are plenty of possibilities to explore the rocks and caves. While driving into town, you will see a couple of climbing and outdoor companies. This is where you want to leave the c...
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  • Salento, Colombia

    Explore the Coffee Valley

    2 mi / 984.3 ft gain
    At the first glance it looks like one big jungle, but the more you walk through it, the more you see the system, different parcels for different coffee plants and a number of different plants, fruits and vegetables. The coffee Valley between Salento and Armenia features so many different activiti...
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  • Curiti, Colombia

    Hike and Swim at Balneario Pescaderito

    5 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    The start of this hike is ~2 miles from the city center of Curiti. Once you get to the start of the hike, you will see the first swimming hole (and you might see some locals playing around here). You will start walking on the right side of the river where you can see a small path leading up and c...
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  • Santa Sofía, Colombia

    Hike the Paso del Angelo

    2 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    The layout of this hike reminds of Zion's famous Angels landing. It is much shorter, but won't disappoint you in terms of views. The start of the hike is approximately 3 miles out of the town of Santa Sofia. There is no sign for the hike at the starting point, just a sign that says private proper...
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  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    Hike to El Pueblito

    1.5 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
    There are several ways to master this hike, as a point to point hike from the main road or as as out and back solution. I will describe e point to point hike from El Cabo out to the main road. The hike starts right in El Cabo de San Juan. After a 5 minutes walk on flat terrain, the boulders are s...
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  • Minca, Colombia

    Hike to Pozo Azul

    4.3 mi / 620.1 ft gain
    This hike starts on the main road, passing through the town. Continue on the main road out of the city and follow this path for about 40min when you will encounter a sign pointing towards the Hotel Pozo Azul. Turn left here and follow the path until you get to a hanging bridge. You can see the wa...
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  • Acandí, Colombia

    Hike to El Aguacate Beach

    5 mi / 164 ft gain
    This is a fairly easy hike, the biggest hurdle is the coastal heat and humidity, so make sure to bring sufficient water! The hike starts at the soccer field in Capurgana. Follow the left side of the air strip and turn left after about 200m, just before the orange house. The trail will follow para...
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  • Barichara, Colombia

    Walk the Camino Real from Barichara to Guane

    6.2 mi
    The Real is about a 10km hike, beginning in Barichara, and ending in the town of Guane. It winds along the hillsides and along a beautiful canyon; a cobblestone path bordered by stone walls and lush green countryside. Originally built by the indigenous Guane people, it was most recently restored ...
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  • Villavieja, Colombia

    Get lost in the Cuzco Labyrinth

    1 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    The hike starts across the street from the Observatory, just when you arrive in the Tatacoa desert. Walk up to the little restaurant, just behind it you can spot the stairs that are leading down into the labyrinth.  There is an official hiking path that guides you through the labyrinth and back u...
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  • Cali, Colombia

    Hike up to Cerro de la Tres Cruces

    4 mi / 1509.2 ft gain
    The Cerro de la Tres Cruces is a great hike that gets your heart rate pumping. We have been advised to do this hike on Sunday mornings since this is the time when most locals do it. You won't have the trail for yourself, but there is an increased police presence at this time. If you go at another...
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  • Salento, Colombia

    Bike to the Valle de Cocora

    12.4 mi / 3280.8 ft gain
    Yes, you are right. There are jeeps leaving the city center of Salento to bring you to Valle de Cocora, but it is a very beautiful ride if you decide to take it slow and bike there instead. You will have beautiful views of The Valley with their unique palm trees and will be able to stop at places...
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  • Sapzurro, Colombia

    Hike across the border to La Miel

    0.7 mi / 229.7 ft gain
    Grab your swimming gear and your towel and walk to the Northern end of Sapzurro. Turn left into town and you will see signs posted for Le Miel. It's a couple of concrete stairs up (appr. 10min) and you got the border control. Make sure you bring your passport. On the other side it goes concrete s...
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  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    Camp at Cabo San Juan in Tayrona National Park

    5 mi / 200 ft gain
    If you're in Northern Colombia, you've probably heard of Tayrona National Park because of it's lush greenery, stunning turquioise water and relative ease to get to for tourists. From Santa Marta just tell anyone working at your hostel you want to go to Tayrona and they will direct you to the merc...
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