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“More cherished by outsiders” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Parque Ecologico Chipinque

Parque Ecologico Chipinque
Camino a Meseta de Chipinque | 12 Km. al sur de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 60 Attractions in Monterrey
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Wooded park on the top of a mountain overlooking the city of Monterrey; a great place to bike, hike and jog.
Monterrey, Mexico
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“More cherished by outsiders”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It happens frequently to locals: we take our mountains for granted. Then a visitor comes and we see them through their eyes; just then we rediscover how beautiful they are. To call them, we use a word in Spanish that actually means "hill" (cerro) even though they´re real mountains. You need to be a skilled hiker to climb "Cerro de la Silla"/ Saddle Mountain (every other month a rescue team must retrieve an injured climber), but anyone can enjoy Chipinque, a plateau half way of "Cerro de la Eme"/Em Mountain.
In fact, the word Chipinque means plateau in a long forgotten local dialect. A very winding road will take you to several viewpoints. There´s even a nice restaurant and a cabins hotel in the plateau, mostly used for family gatherings, businessmen congresses and office team buildings. An experience driver can make 15 minutes form foothill to Chipinque, but novice should take double. But hiking and biking is the main attraction of this natural reserve park, either on the road or the trails. If you want to continue to the peak -the M- you will need a guide and notify the park keepers at the entrance.
It´s forbidden to light fires.

Visited October 2012
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“Breezing ~”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were 12 person in the trip to Chipinque. It was awesome, the trail is good. You can either choose to take the hill step or the tar road. We had a simple picnic at the la meseta, it was breezing and I felt bit cold and foggy, its totally different weather in Monterrey. We had a slide there too, its been ages since my last slide when I was a kid. It was fantastic to play like a child again !!!

Visited June 2013
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Tijuana Mx
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“Nice view and trip, to enjoy natural place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The view is beutiful of the area, there are roads for hiking and biking, we went to top and there are a rest area, we went on Monday and some atractions and restaurant was close :-(

It's a nice place to bring your lunch and eat, on top there are lunch area and play for childrens

You will love it, if you like natural views, and hiking/bikings

Go with close shoes, there are sharp stones on road, not wheelchair access.

Visited June 2013
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“Excellent hikes all around and views are unmatched”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

There's a restaurant, and hotel up there as well. Beautiful area, and all kinds of hikes for all levels of hikers. Well worth the take.

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful views of the area! Great place to spend time hiking and biking and even just a drive.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Great place to spend time hiking and biking and even just a drive.
The views of the area a beautiful...this is a great place to see all of Monterrey and it's surrounding area.

Visited February 2013
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