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Hiking to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Crater

Midland, Texas
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Hiking to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Crater

Are the trails to the crater currently open?

What is the best way to secure a guide for this hike?

What is the "average" amount of time to hike it?

OR is there a better set of trails to explore?

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Hiking to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Crater

Dear brown...

Since the volcano is showing some unusual activity the best is to check with the Park Rangers once at the Park...or send a mail to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin...the best way is with a guide...try not to hike without a guide...

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Rincon de La Vieja, Costa Rica
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2. Re: Hiking to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Crater

Yes, the trails to the top of the volcano were open last week. It's a full day hike.

I did the shorter hikes from Pailas and Santa Maria. The loop at Pailas is straightforward and worthwhile with waterfalls, bubbling mud, and fumaroles. Santa Maria is longer and involved multiple river crossings.

The park has a website.

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3. Re: Hiking to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Crater

For sure gets a guide. It can be very windy and foggy near the top too, so be prepared with a windbreaker, and bring a flashlight if you are running late for the way back.

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4. Re: Hiking to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Crater

Wow! that place sounds exciting, I may have to add to my To Do list. Good Question

5. Re: Hiking to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Crater

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