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The Best Hiking in Guatemala

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

Top hiking spots in and near Guatemala

  • San Marcos, Guatemala

    Climb Volcano Volcán Tajumulco

    4.0
    18 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Looking for a challenging climb leading to the best sunrise you’ve ever seen in your life, well here it is. Enlist yourself in a two-day trek up Guatemala’s highest peak, Volcano Tajumulco, standing at 13,845 feet tall. The journey will take you on a meandering single-track trail through fog im...
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  • Pacaya, Guatemala, Guatemala

    Hike Pacaya Volcano

    4.5
    3.5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The hike up to the summit of the Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala is a great solution if you're looking for the thrill of a hike on an active volcano, without the exertion of some of the other volcano summits in the region. It is an easier trip along mostly flat, well maintained trails that only takes...
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  • Acatenango, Guatemala

    Hike Volcan Acatenango

    5.0
    11 mi / 5150 ft gain
    If you enjoy stunning views with volcanoes spewing lava while camping in a volcanoes crater at 13,000 ft, then this is the adventure for you.There are a number of tour companies in Antigua that offer day and overnight trips up Volcan Acatenango. They will plan the logistics and supply all the cam...
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  • Acatenango, Guatemala

    Overnight Guatemala's Acatenango Volcano

    5.0
    Backpacking Acatenango, just outside Antigua, is one of the many experiences that makes Guatemala a once in a lifetime kind of trip. When else will you hike through four temperate zones (high farmland, cloud forest, high-alpine forest, and volcanic), camp near the summit of a dormant volcano, and...
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  • 14, Guatemala

    Hike Volcan San Pedro in Lake Atitlan

    3.0
    4 mi / 4500 ft gain
    The trail starts a few hundred ft above water level. There's a tourism booth on the road towards Santiago where you have to pay the entrance - 100 Quetzales (Guatemala's currency) or 13 USD. Half the price for Guatemalan locals. Price includes a local guide - I recommend going with them as your i...
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  • San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala

    Hike to the Indian Nose, Lake Atitlan

    1.0
    1.2 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
    You start off in the town of San Juan La Laguna. The hike starts at lake-water level which is around 5,000 ft (1,500 meters above sea level). It goes up on a steep hill with plenty of stairs. 15-20 minuties you'll find yourself at the top of a hill with a cross that overlooks San Juan. This view ...
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