El Toyón Trail: A natural gem in Ensenada

It is an adventure that you cannot miss in Baja California

El Toyón, located in Ensenada, Baja California, provides an unmissable experience for those who love hiking. Considered a route with moderate difficulty, this trail offers a challenge that combines natural beauty with an opportunity to exercise outdoors.

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A Round Hiking Trip

This trail is 7.4 km (4.5 miles) long and it is estimated that it takes 4 and a half hours to complete. Throughout this route, hikers will face an accumulated slope of 510 meters, reaching a maximum height of 701 meters above sea level. Though the climb can be steep in certain areas, the panoramic views one can see from the lookouts are the best reward for the effort.

Preparations and Recommendations

To fully enjoy this experience, it is essential to bring proper footwear that provides good support for steep and rocky terrain. In addition, you need to keep yourself constantly hydrated due to the physical effort required to undertake this hike. A trekking pole can be a useful tool, especially in the route's steepest areas.

It should be noted that alcohol drinks are prohibited in this trail, as it guarantees a safe and healthy environment for all visitors.

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Natural Beauty and Signs

"El Toyón" Trail is full of several wooden signs that will guide hikers throughout the path. As one of the official certified trails in Baja California, the route is accessible and is well kept, which makes hiking it easier even for those who are not experienced hikers.

Unforgettable View

One of the greatest rewards of this trail is seeing the wonderful views from the lookouts. More than 700 meters high, visitors can appreciate the majesty of Valle de Guadalupe, making every step of the way worth it.

Before going…

- Trail is only open on weekends.

- There is an admission fee of $120 pesos per person.

- No pets are allowed

"El Toyón" is located in Rancho La Fortuna, a gem in Ensenada that offers a rich hiking experience full of challenges and visual rewards. With good preparation and the adequate equipment, this trail promises an unforgettable adventure for those who dare explore it.

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