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“Beautiful Hike”

Ranked #6 of 45 things to do in Boquete
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Central America
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30 reviews
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“Beautiful Hike”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Hiked w friends who knew the trail, from near Cerro Punta to trail end near Boquete. Beautiful hike, moderately strenuos, sections of old growth forest w huge trees, orchids, streams, beautiful views. No Quetzals, but understand they are more commin in the Spring.

Visited August 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Beautiful but was hoping for more, and safety concerns”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

seemed a little dangerous and really felt like it could be kept in better condition for the safety of its hikers. Did not meet any rangers on the trails! thats kinda scary and not many others hiking.

Visited July 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“No Quetzals but lots of howler monkeys”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We started our hike at Parque Nacional Volcan Baru where we paid $5 each to enter the park, which eventually made its way onto the single path of Los Quetzales Trail. Once on the Trail you climb up into the mountains walking on a muddy track with placed logs that you jump to and from. All very natural with trees that have fallen that you need to get around, through to moss covered trees and seats that remind you how damp it can be up in the mountains. There were no scenic viewing areas that we could see just rivers that you crossed and woodland which got thicker and thicker as you continued up the trail. Very pretty needless to say. We did not spot any Quetzales on this trail. We hiked in about 2 hours and on return down the trail could hear some noises above. We stopped and looked around and suddenly could hear noises above us. Howler monkeys and lots of them jumping through the trees to see what we were up to. When they started throwing things at us and peeing from above we knew it was time to leave. Amazingly cool.
We actually found Quetzals on an out and back trail called The Pipeline which is in the Bajo Mono forest area and crosses through private land. You can catch a bus from town up to the start of the hike. It is not signposted but there is a gate with a sign that states there is a $3 fee to enter, which you as you enter or a lady will stop you as you come out. It's a 1.5- 2 hour hike past agricultural lands following a water pipeline into the mountains alongside a small river, which you cross a number of times. The scenery is really beautiful everywhere you look and changes as you get up the waterfall at the end. It's a lot quicker coming back down.

Visited August 2013
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Panama
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“A beautiful green and place”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

There is an excellent climate and you are in contact directly with the nature. If you like the forest, the animals, the birds, The Quetzakes Trail should be take it in account in your trip. We walked 2 hours and It is very beautiful

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Just ok”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The hike is simply not that exciting. Maybe it is different during the periods when you can see the quetzals. The hike leads through a forest and has no views just a little bit at the midpoint. I actually enjoyed more walking back to Boquete through the farms and fields. This is our first trip to Panama highlands and I am simply not impressed. My expectations were high because it is described as the best hike in Panama.

Visited July 2013
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