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“Great day trip to see the country and get some exercise”
Review of Salto del Nogal

Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Tapalpa
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

The journey takes 45-60 minutes on a bumpy road, so you need an appropriate vehicle, but there are beautiful views along the way. Lots of horses and cows on the roadside. Once you get there, you need to hike down to the falls, which can take 30-45 mins, on a rocky path, so wear appropriate hiking shoes and clothing. When you get to the bottom, go left first to see the mini-falls, and then head back to the trail and go the opposite direction to see the large waterfall. Beautiful. Make sure you bring water for the climb down and up.

5  Thank EatnDrinknRoamn
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

OK so we left a little later in the day than we should have, but we have a minivan, so it took us a an hour on cobblestone and dirt to make it to the parking area. This is an area you get to just before the parking area at the bottom which looks like a good parking area too, but you'll be thankful to park at the bottom and not have to walk back up. I did attempt to measure the distance with a GPS, but the canyon walls and trees impeded much of the signal so we didn't get a good measurement. If it is only 1k to the bottom from the car, it's a long 1k. From the parking area you walk slightly uphill to the crest and then down into the canyon along lots of switchbacks. We didn't see a soul that afternoon, and I carried my 3 year old son on my back on the way back up which was fun =0 and took about 30min. It was well worth the hike, and the whole trip to just under 4 hours from Tapalpa.

1  Thank Chuck E
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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.

9  Thank blkdye
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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

7  Thank eloro87
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Reviewed September 7, 2017
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