The Best Hiking in Santa Marta

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

Top hiking spots in and near Santa Marta

  • 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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  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    Hike to Cerro Kennedy

    13.9 mi / 5813.6 ft gain
    The hike begins at approximately 632m and climbs up to 2,400m in the Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta. As with most hikes in Colombia, the trail is a rough and rocky road. It's a steady uphill through many different types of environments. Along the way you'll come across dense rainforest, waterfalls...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    Trek to La Ciudad Perdida (Lost City of Teyuna)

    4.0
    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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