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Pasochoa Forest Reserve

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2 weeks ago
“Great for birding and hiking”
Feb 25, 2017
“If you want to have a nice up-walk- PASOCHOA!!”
Located on the slopes of an extinct volcano, this 1,000-acre park features a vast range of trees, orchids, bromelias, ferns and more than one hundred species of birds.
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is located close to Quito in Amaguaña town, it is neccesary a own car for go there. Pasochoa is a little mountain with a beautifull andean forest with native animals and plants. Is possible go and hike from 30 minutes to 8 hours,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DanielS18946
Reviewed February 25, 2017

The forest is quite nice, but you need to be fit if you want to walk; otherwise you can take the car until you get to El Mirador where you can enjoy the view. The time I went there it started raining all of the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Artius V
Reviewed January 19, 2017

A good system of trails for all levels of hiking, can explore nature trails near the entrance or long day climbing to the summit.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank MarkThurber
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Pasochoa is one of the last remaining areas with the original inter-Andean mountain forest near Quito. It is definitely worth the effort but it will take about three hours to climb along good trails to the upper trail with spectacular views. Bring water and a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Carlos S
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Pasochoa protected wood- park is a great place to visit if you like natural sites. Being very close to Quito (about 1 hour ride by car), this site homes several bird and native species. There are trails that can be followed depending on your time...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Margarita C
Reviewed June 10, 2016

A good alternative for a day trip. It is 45 minutes from Quito by car, I suggest to start very early in the morning so you drive against heavy traffic. If you catch a bus, get to Amaguaña and then catch a taxi or a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Norman E
Reviewed May 18, 2016

I have been there several times and have climbed each trekking paths, and it's really worth it ! The 5 hours one that reaches the top is the best one. A bit steep at some point but worth the spectacular views during climbing.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank gammablaster
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Pasochoa is a very nice mountain. If you want to go to its summit I would call someone as eqt.travel to take me, it is an easy non-technical mountain but you still can get lost if climate change. For those not looking forward to reach...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Andres K
Reviewed April 22, 2016

If you are looking for a peaceful, not very demanding hiking trail, this is the place you should visit! Lovely, relaxing, amazing sights.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank viomarg
Reviewed February 9, 2016

It's better to have a 4x4 to go there. There's 5 differents paths to hike. 5 differents lengths. 5 differents difficulties. Like I said, it's very relaxing and fresh with the trees shadows. I recommend.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Antoine H
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