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“beautiful canyon and waterfalls, plus a cave!”
Review of Salto del Nogal

Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Tapalpa
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Half Moon Bay, California
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“beautiful canyon and waterfalls, plus a cave!”
Reviewed August 5, 2011

We took a taxi for 400 pesos each way to get to the trailhead for this waterfall, then it's a hike of a kilometer or so to get to the waterfall. Just a little way down the trail there's a fork where the right-hand trail goes to a spectacular mirador or overlook. The canyon is dramatic and the view is wonderful. The trail heads downward from there, and is pretty steep and slippery though not that bad. Someone worked hard to make a rock pathway the entire way down. About half way down there's a trail off to the left which goes to a large but not deep eroded cave in the very steep cliff. Supposedly the priests hid here during the anti-clerical movements in Mexico. It's well worth the detour. At the bottom, the first waterfall was a surprise, quite nice, surrounded by lush vegetation (this was the rainy season, after all, and the water was orange due to the sediment carried by the river). The trail continues along the side of the river to the main waterfall. It's really beautiful, falling into a round bowl with vibrant green vegetation around it. It has two stages, with the water splashing over a ledge part way down. We spent about 2 1/2 hours at the site and enjoyed the visit very much.

Visited August 2011
9 Thank blkdye
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed January 25, 2008

This waterfall is a little out of the way and you have to ask around to get to it because you have to go through back country dirt roads to get to the "parking" area- or the dead end to the dirt road- once there there are usually a lot of cars so it seems safe to park there and walk to the waterfall.

On this hike be prepared with comfy shoes! It is about an hour walk down hill to get to the waterfall that is well worth it! It is a 105 meter waterfall- the tallest in the state- equivalent to 344 feet- this is an amazing thing to witness- plus the spray from the waterfall feels wonderful after the exhausting walk to get to it.

The hardest part was the walk up- TAKE WATER!- if the downhill walk was hard, the uphill walk is even harder and every exhausting- your legs kinda tremble on the way up- but it is all very worth it

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