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“Hiking in La Campana National Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parque Nacional La Campana

Parque Nacional La Campana
Granizo, Olmue, Chile
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Olmue
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“Hiking in La Campana National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Two weekends ago I've been to La Campana National Park. I've read about it and it seemed to be one of the nicest national parks near Santiago. So, I took the bus from Universidad de Santiago terminal (Santiago city), which is right next to the metro station having the same name. The trip took around 2 hours, and I had to be very careful with the stop, becase Olmue (the place where is situated the park) is not the last bus stop.
Regarding the park, it's very well organized, with a guy at the entrance who offers support and informations, with a huge map with all the trails, their difficulty and the time you need for each, bathrooms and an astonishing view of the mountain. The trails are very well marked so very easy to follow.
Another tip: the trails can be made faster than specfied on the panel there. Really. Without being a professional climber / hikker or similar.
I tried the Granizo sector but I've heard that the north part, through Ocoa sector it's much nicer. The tricky thing is that the access is harder to get. Anyway, as a general conclusion, if you want national parks around Santiago, don't miss this one!
PS1: prices? see my picture.
PS2: you want to make the long trail through the La Campana summit? You have to be there pretty early, otherwise they won't let you go

Visited May 2014
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“old Palm Trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

1000+ year old Chilean Palms. Good basic trails. Reasonable number of visitors. Not overcrowded. Climb a small mountain that Darwin climbed

Visited February 2014
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“Long uphill hike”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This national park, situated close to both Santiago and Valpariso, has varied activities and sights including several long hikes. The park is divided into 3 sectors, each with a different entrance. We only saw the Granizo sector which is the starting point for the trail up the mountain. If you want exercise and to experience a long mountainous hike, this is the place for you, but bring hiking boots. The downhill trek is especially arduous if you don't have proper footware. If you are not interested in climbing a mountain on a hot, dry trail, try the lower trail to see the rare palm trees (still a long hot hike, but not so uphill).

Visited October 2013
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