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Bean-Buggles
Plumsteadville, PA380 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We did the morning hike with Enrique. We parked at the parking lot outside the naval base and walked to the dog kennel area. We saw lots of people walking that way and knew we were in the right place. It is hard to find so we looked for this the afternoon before. You can type in Mt Solmar on Google maps and it will have a green pin that says The Hike and that is where you meet Enrique. He started letting people in around 8:15 and started sharing some of the history of the area while the last few people joined. There had to be close to 100 people on the hike with us, which started at 8:30am and we were joined by a large number of well behaved dogs. The hike starts easy and then heads very steep with the need to climb over boulders, and the top being very craggy. We had one stop right before the steep part of the climb where Enrique shared more information about the energy of the location. This is not a formal hike, Enrique will not wait for all of the people to get to his location at the one rest stop to share information as there are just too many people, so I recommend being near the front half of the hike if you want to hear this. Enrique moves very quickly! For the most part, people did a good job on the hike moving out of the way if they were slowing the group down. There were many people out of breath even though at the steepest sections it was slow going single file. I had to hold my kids back many times because the line was so slow as people were trying to get traction on the rocks. It’s confusing at the top as there is no flat surface to stand on and people get held up near the Mexican flag pole. Just go around them as safely and carefully as possible as there are incredible views on all sides that you will want to see and take pictures of. Enrique wouldn’t allow small children on the hike and as we got to the top I totally understood why. It is definitely not safe for small children. My kids are 11 and 13 and they were fine. I’m not sure what the minimum age is, but I saw him turn away a 5 year old so the family had to split up and the mom stayed back with the child. Helps to plan ahead! Also, when Enrique is ready to head down, unless you are right near him, you will not know. He hikes FAST downhill and the terrain is so craggy at the top with huge boulders that you won’t see him leave. Be careful with your footing on the way down as we saw some people fall down on the loose terrain.

We are so grateful Enrique shares this land and experience with people. It was truly beautiful. We wanted to do it several times but couldn’t fit it into our schedule. Don’t forget to leave a tip!
Written April 30, 2022
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Jared F
Phoenix, AZ16 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Hiked Mt Solmar on July 7th with my family. As others have written just show up at the Dog Rescue at 8am for an 8:15am start. Parking isn’t close so take an Uber so you can just be dropped off. No reservations needed. No cost. We tipped $20 at the end. Enrique and his dogs guide you up Mt. Solmar. He stops twice for a rest break and getting to the top took 35 min. We were back down by 10:30 so we spent about an hour up top. He let me fly my DJI Mavic drone as well. We all loved it!!
Written July 14, 2021
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TraciS
Riverside, MO50 contributions
Jun 2021
I found this hike difficult but very worth it. I am 50 years old and in shape and my daughters are 22 and 19 and in shape as well but we all thought this isn't for the faint at heart. The first part of the ascent is a slow/moderate uphill - no problem. The 2nd half of the ascent I was huffing & puffing and actually had to stop and rest. I would recommend being hands free (use a fanny pack or lightweight backpack to hold your water) as you will need your hands to grab onto rocks as you climb. Also recommend only closed toe, sturdy shoes. ( no Tevas, Chacos, etc) The view at the top is stunning. Enrique, your guide, is knowledgeable and personable. We had about 35 people in our group. I would arrive early at the gate (8:00am) as the group will depart 8:15-8:25 to begin. It was about 10:15 when we were done but that time frame did include 3 different rest periods throughout the hike.
Written June 13, 2021
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Mina
3 contributions
Nov 2021
Beautiful views.
Get dropped off at the dog rescue (recate de perros) at around 8 am. By 8:15ish you and 20-30 other people will be let onto the property by Enrique. You all and a dozen dogs do the hike, it's not necessarily difficult but bring close-toed shoes and some water. View is well worth it, stunning photos, probably not for those who hate heights however. We were back to the dog rescue by 10 am.
Written November 19, 2021
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Richard R
Fountain Inn, SC43 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
This hike to the top of Mt. Solmar is a very unique Cabo adventure! Believe all of the posts that recommend firm sole footwear and plan on using your hands to hoist you up and keep you from sliding down, but well worth the effort. Current hikes must be guided by Enrique, and his current hours are every morning at 8:15am and all evenings except Sunday at 4:15pm for a great sunset Hike. The tour is free but tips are welcome or donations to feed the multiple dogs he cares for. The views are indeed spectacular!
Written December 31, 2020
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Mary J
11 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
As of September 4, 2021, The schedule for the Mt Solmar hikes with Enrique are Sunday thru Friday only, and none on Saturdays.

Bummer as myself and several others showed for the hike this morning and saw the schedule for Sunday thru Friday only. We were so excited for the hike as we had heard it was a great hike.

Highly recommend going to the gate in advance of your planned hiking day to verify the current hiking schedule for that time of year. (September is low season)
Written September 4, 2021
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Wandering Hills
Mountlake Terrace, WA5 contributions
Dec 2020
This is the most spectacular ocean sunset hike in Cabo! In my YouTube video, I show just how breathtaking the views at the top are!
Enrique is the owner of the property and personally guides 2 tours a day. The meeting location is only a 10 minute drive outside of downtown Cabo San Lucas.
Meeting Times: 8:15am and 4:15pm (arrive 10 - 15 minutes early)
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: moderately difficult
Bring: sneakers, water, sunscreen, and your best cameras
This is a free hike. I'd highly recommend tipping Enrique $10 to $20 if you enjoyed the experience.
Written April 26, 2021
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Elizabeth_Cielo
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
I am so thankful that I went on this hike with Enrique because I could feel his energy and he has so much information. As I was hiking up everything was good, until the heat got to me and I had to make several stops. A couple of the dogs stayed with me and people in my group were very supportive. I finally made it to the top and made my way to Enrique to tell him that I’m not feeling well. He was telling me about the frequency of the area we were in, and took me over to a spot to do breathing activities, and I felt like I could breathe again! When the hike was done, I was able to talk to Enrique and really felt connected. He had cold water, a towel and some blueberries to help me out. I was very emotional during this hike, but maybe that is what is supposed to happen. Everything happens for a reason, and I highly recommend going on this hike! Make sure you drink plenty of water, and put sunblock on!
Written September 16, 2022
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Anchtiger
Seattle, WA275 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
A great hike to start your morning! Need to arrive at the dog shelter about 10 mins prior to 8:15am start.

If you’re driving...there’s a paid parking about 5 mins walking distance away.

Overall you should budget about 1-1.5 hrs for the hike up and down. Enrique will stop to catch your breath and talk about the landscape.

There’s a tip jar if you want to contribute!
Written February 14, 2021
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Susan D
Napa, CA4 contributions
Jun 2021
Had a wonderful hik up Mt Solmar, Enrique was a terrific guide and loved having the dogs around. What is so nice is that you can pretty much go at your own pace. You definitly need to be hands free, there are some spots that you need to hold onto the rocks to climb up. The view is magnificant! We do spend about 20-30 minutes at the top taking in the view and relaxing. Please remember to make a donation to Enrique's dog rescue. He does the hike free of charge. When I went there were about 15 in the group. Oh and definitly get their by 8 am sometimes he leaves a little early and once he locks the gate he doesn't turn around.
Written July 6, 2021
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