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Gaital National Park

North limit of Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton, Panama
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Tartu
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Most of the trail is rather clear and there is no risk of getting lost. Once you reach the wooden lookout platform with a small wooden ladder, be aware that the further path to the actual peak is much steeper and also much less cleared up and visible. In fact it is so much in the vegetation, that unless I... More

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Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

this is a real national park, however it need guides; a trip by yourself isn't difficult; 100% enjoyable; take out your camera and start to shooting; telephotos lenses highly recomended. this is not a sad zoo, it's real nature. while was into the trail We found sloth, birds, and some butterflies

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New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We had a wonderful hike once we found the beginning of the trail. The road was poorly marked but local people were able to provide directions. The hike to the top was very enjoyable, mostly easy to moderate though there were some tough spots. The area was lush and beautiful. We were strongly encouraged to hire a guide but it... More

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Sebring, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

While growing up in Panama this was one of my favorites. We would visit Santa Clara beach and go to el valley. The beach is a must. In el valley the have everything one can do. The local fare is another must. Plan on staying a few days if not more.

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Paris, France
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120 reviews 120 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Birds, orchids...a good way to spend half a day! Watch the weather, and your route, there is a loop at the top! Super panoramic view if you make it right to the top, well worth the hike! Also the Blue Morpho butterfly < now you see it, now you don't !>

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panama city
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Simple Good trek, lovely views from Mirador. Tons of orchids, insects, butterflies, exotic plants, unspoilt and nice. Remember to take a good camera!

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Michigan, USA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Be prepared to be rained on regardless of how clear the sky is when you start. The weather can change very quickly.

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Took a taxi to the start of the trail for 5 dollars and walked the short forest trail. Not difficult, and a nice view from the mirador. Takes about an hour, then you can hike back to town in about an hour and a half with birdwatching en route. The pool near el macho is a nice place to stop... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Yes, it is a challenge walking down the right side of the trail, but I don't know if it would be so much easier to hike up the right and down the left; watch for the lookout at the top - the signage is a bit hard to spot and the trail to the lookout is overgrown. We walked up... More

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We didn't know about the entrance by El Macho unfortunately and started on the trail behind the Los Mandarinos. After about 10 minutes, it was so overgrown that we decided to turn back. It was really beautiful, and we were very disappointed, but we went to the "La Piedra Pintada trail and hiked up to the La India Dormida (Sleeping... More

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