The Best Hiking Trails in Guadalajara, Mexico

Huentitán | © K M / Flickr
Huentitán | © K M / Flickr
Photo of Pablo Mares
2 August 2017

Almost 100% of Guadalajara is an urban area. But in its surrounding environment, there are many places to go out and experience the great outdoors and go for a hike. Here are the best places.

Parque Nacional Barranca de Huentitán

The Parque Nacional Barranca de Huentitán, also known as the Barranca de Oblatos, is a magnificent natural canyon that has been the scene of important battles between Mexico and the Spaniards, the Mexican Independence, and the Mexican Revolution. There are three main entrances to this huge park, a Protected Natural Area since 1997, and one of them is at the end of Belisario Dominguez Street.

Barranca Huentitán / Ego2005 / Flickr

Cerro de Santa Maria

Inside the city, there is a relatively small mountain where you can view Guadalajara from the south. Although hundreds of houses surround this green area, it still has some trees and a few local animals.

Cerro de Santa Maria, Chalco, Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

Bosque de la Primavera

To the west of the city, there is the great forest known as Bosque de la Primavera, home of wild fauna and natural water sources. Since 1934, the government has declared the forest a protected area in one form or another. If you want to stay during the night, then it is a good idea to ask the forest rangers for an ideal place for camping. Also, there are some local groups of hikers such as the Grupo Montañista Colli.

Bosque de la Primavera, Av. Vallarta No. 6503 Local E-38, Ciudad Granja, 45010 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico, +52 33 3110 0917

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