Cerro Tetakawi
Cerro Tetakawi
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Wade1958
Kensington, Canada238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
Did this as a solo climb around 8:30 am in late March. Based on previous reviews , I brought back pack with water and camera, sturdy hiking shoes and a hiking pole. As others have indicated expect that it will take an hour from the trailhead until you crawl through the pierced rock in the southern peak. I did not see a distinct trail to the saddle between the peaks or the north peak. Lower third is easy but with numerous false trails that peter out. The middle third has a lot of fist-sized loose rocks within the trail which changes to fine sand in the upper third so gloves or poles are strongly recommended if you are an occasional hiker. It will take ten minutes off your descent time and may prevent a slide or turned ankle I spent a half hour near the summit just watching the birds glide on the thermals coming off the rocks. Bring a small garbage bag to take away some of the garbage and make sure to move larger rocks off the main trail for the next hiker. The trail paint markings are much more prominent on the descent
Written March 23, 2017
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mickspring1
Guaymas, Mexico5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
I have hiked to the summit(s) of Tetakawi several times, and I'm awe inspired by the view every time. There are 2 routes, one from the highway side and one from Piedras Pintas beach. Both offer unique views while heading up.
Wear good hiking boots if you have them (tennis shoes will work also, but definitely no sandals). Plan for 3 hours total, as you will want to spend plenty of time at the top. Bring plenty of water and a snack, sunscreen and camera, gloves can be useful too with sharp rock and some scrambling you have to do near the top if ascending the highway side. Start early especially in the hot and humid summer months.
ENJOY!
Written January 13, 2017
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OneSailor
Seattle, WA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
This is a spectacular but somewhat dangerous climb. This last March I posted a review that talked about the dangers and the fact that a climber had died in a fall the next day after we had climbed. TripAdviser removed the review because of a complaint from someone. Finally, here are the new regulations:

Tetakawi Mountain, Certified Guide Requirement: Over the years, hiking up Tetakawi Mountain has been a rite of passage for San Carlos residents and visitors alike. However, with more hikers comes more trash left on the trail, graffiti on the rocks, rock climbing holes, and other negative occurrences.

Unsafe ascents & descents, and unfit or unprepared climbers, all jeopardize the beauty and enjoyment of this landmark natural wonder. (The real problem)

Consequently, the land owner requires that anyone wishing to hike the Tetas does so with a Certified Guide only. You can obtain a list of Certified Guides from the OCV Tourism office in San Carlos in the Faro Plaza or call 622-226-0202 or 800-849-1495. Failure to use a certified guide will result in fines levied by the police. Similar to other natural landmarks throughout the world, these regulations have been put in place for the safety of the user and to keep the area clean and maintained so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come.
Written November 20, 2019
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670franciscoz
Nogales, Mexico16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
Climbing enthusiast? then you MUST visit this place and get to the top of the famous "Cerro Teta Kawi", you'll take your best photos once you get to the top!
Written January 22, 2018
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Round_the_world
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
You can hike up the West peak from the Piedras Pintas beach. This hike gives you a mroe unobstructed view of the ocean and La Manga beach.
Hike up the east side from the obvious Kiosk and this gives you a better view of San Carlos, Guaymas, and still amazing ocean views. This is the more popular of the two hikes.
But whatever you do, do NOT miss this amazing vista if you're int he San Carlos area!!
Written September 3, 2020
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DustyJim2014
Newfoundland, NJ61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
Excellent! 2 different trails Easy and...really hard. Choose wisely. Bring water and REAL shoes for hiking. The views are amazing.
Written July 9, 2018
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Omar P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
The trail leads you very clearly to the top o Tetakawi. If you take the access from the beach you can enjoy the best view from top and you can cool down in the sea right after. Climbing early in the morning is way better in order to get the best weather!
Written November 7, 2016
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Chasing.Lemons.K
Harrison, NY133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
The climb if Tetakawi is a nice easy climb of around 600 meters and can easily be accomplished in an hour up. Best to do early morning and the views of San Carlos coastline cannot be beaten than from here. Take your camera and plenty of water.
Written September 5, 2016
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Kathleen F
Nanaimo, Canada415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
This hike gives way to some beautiful views. We had walked for three hours before embarking on this hike and weren't in proper foot wear. I won't do that again! There is limited bus and taxi service so we ended up walking for hours and then deciding to check this out. It doesn't take long before the trail becomes very steep, with no shade, and little for hand and foot holds. We actually watched 2 people above me fall and slide to somewhere beneath me. Luckily they both appeared to lack serious injury. Both my spouse and I were hit by falling rocks, made loose by climbers ahead! My ankle took a direct hit and a couple weeks later is still healing. We did bring lots of water and wore hats which is a must. We stopped maybe 15 minutes before the summit because of not being properly prepared and wanting to be safe. Shortly after seeing people fall (who were properly prepared), we descended.
We will be back in the area again and look forward to the hike when prepared: lots of water, hat, prearranged transportation to and from hike entrance, sturdy footwear, knowledge that this is a steep difficult hike!
Written April 27, 2016
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Jairguel
Guaymas, Mexico39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
It's a 2 to 3 hours hike with amazing views of the Sea of Cortés in fact once you reach one the top of the mountain you can see at the distance La Baja. Sometimes during the weekend its a crowded hike but if you start early of late for the sunset definitely will be a great experience.

A lot of water needed during the summer to prevent dehydration.
Written March 15, 2016
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