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Address: North limit of Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
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Challenging hike to the top

Starting from the city centre of El Valle, we hiked along the road until we continued on a small trail up. We found mandarins along the track and as we got higher the ecosystem... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2016
bestregards f
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Panama
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Of course the nature is spectacular, we saw several beautiful birds and a sloth. But as with most touristy things in Panama, very little effort to make a place easily accessible or maintain a site is the case here. We found the entrance after asking several people along the way. The entrance fee is cheap...$2 for residents $5 for tourists.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Starting from the city centre of El Valle, we hiked along the road until we continued on a small trail up. We found mandarins along the track and as we got higher the ecosystem changed. The last bit up was very slippery and fun. We really needed the ropes to get all the way to the top from where we... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

The back entrance to ElGaital is a bit hard to find (if you have faith and just keep on the main road until the final Y you'll be OK) but there is nobody there to charge you, parking is safe, and the 2.5 km loop is obvious. Signage is terrible - go uphill and bear left (counterclockwise). Birds, plants, leaf-cutter... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Beautiful hike with a view over El Valle up to the see at the end of the hike. It feels comfortable to use a guide but you can walk it alone. The path is clearly lined out.

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Thank annetolyhoek
Cabanas Potosi
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103 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

El Gaital National park has a nice two hour lushes trail to the top of the m idle mountain with a beautiful view of the eastern end of the El Valle crater. There are other trails to the top of the other mountains but you need scaling ropes to get there.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Two trails provide loop access to an observation point which gives a great view of El Valle. The trail to the right at the entrance is steep in places, a good one to start with, because the trail to the left is more gentle (and easier to navigate). Birding in this area is great. The trails are generally narrow, so... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

A relatively easy hike. There's some uphill but the trail is straight forward. When you get to the entrance follow the stairs up to the trail to start the hike. I suggest taking a right when the trail splits(it is loop a looping trail so either way is fine) as the way back down the other direction is less of... More 

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calgary, ab
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We didn't go very far in (about 30min) as the foliage was getting quite difficult to navigate with the rain. Very tropical and a nice (all though brief) hike. Building was unmanned so did not pay the $5 entry fee.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Fun 1 hour hike with rivers, a nice view and nature around you. It's worth if you don't have a lot of time but want to immerse yourself in nature.

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Thank skumancer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We did the hike from the center of town to the top in 4.5 hours, including spending one hour at the top. We took our lunch with us and ate it while we watched the clouds fly past us and we looked down upon the city. Try to catch the bus to La Mesa because it save you even more... More 

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