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The Best Hiking in Nicaragua

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

Top hiking spots in and near Nicaragua

  • Santa Cruz, Nicaragua

    Climb Ometepe Island's Maderas

    The hike up this volcano, although slightly less challenging than Concepción, can take approximately 8 hours. One of the most popular trails starts in Balgüe and is 4.5km one way, but the volcano can also be accessed from Merida or Santa Cruz. The trail up this volcano is challenging with a stead...
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  • NN-226, Nicaragua

    Hike to San Ramon Waterfall on Ometepe Island

    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    San Ramon Waterfall is on Volcano Maderas on the south end of Ometepe. The trailhead starts off at a Biological reserve in San Ramon where you pay an entrance fee of $3/Person and can park your car. From there you take a long driveway up through a beautiful plantation and end up at a hydro-electr...
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  • San Jacinto, Nicaragua

    Hike up Volcan Telica

    12.5 mi / 2600 ft gain
    Due to the logistical issues of this trip (i.e. camping gear, route finding, transportation, language barrier) many travelers choose go with a guided group. Quetzaltrekkers offer this 2 day trip for $55 US. With the right gear, it would be possible to do this trip without one.The journey begins a...
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  • Urbaite, Nicaragua

    Hike Nicaragua's Concepción Volcano

    Concepción is one of the tallest volcanoes in Nicaragua. Located on Ometepe Island, in Lake Nicaragua, this volcano sits at 5,280 feet above the lake. This active volcano hasn't had a major eruption in the last 50 years, but did shoot out an ash cloud in 2010. One of the more popular routes for t...
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  • Masaya, Nicaragua, Nicaragua

    Summit the Masaya Volcano

    3.6 mi
    The most memorable adventure of this truly unforgettable trip to Nicaragua was the day we hiked the Masaya Volcano. By truck or car, you have to ascend the steep incline of the mountains to get to the entrance to Masaya Volcano National Park. It is possible to hike up, but the hike is long and st...
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