VICENTE PÉREZ NATIONAL PARK

The El Solitario Trail traverses the southwestern face of the Osorno Volcano through a secondary forest of trees such as coigüe (Nothofagus dombeyi), which are endemic to southern Chile.

VICENTE PÉREZ NATIONAL PARK

ABOUT

The El Solitario Trail traverses the southwestern face of the Osorno Volcano through a secondary forest of trees such as coigüe (Nothofagus dombeyi), which are endemic to southern Chile.

The route is covered with ash from the Calbuco Volcano, and at one point along the trail, the forest crosses the dry bed of an old river that was one of the primary lava flows in the last eruption of the Osorno Volcano in 1834.

When the trail ends, we will visit Saltos del Petrohué River, rapids formed after one of the volcano’s eruptions.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Duration: 4 horas.
  • Distance by car: 62 km
  • Distance on foot: 6 kms.
  • Physical difficulty: Fácil- Media
  • Option: en Bicicleta dificultad alta.
  • Total ascent: 279 m.
  • Maximum altitude: 329 m.s.n.m.
  • Minimum altitude: 30 m.s.n.m.
  • Equipment included: Hiking poles, raincoat, sunscreen, snack, and drinks.
  • Option: bicycle + helmet + gloves

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes, pants, and shirt
  • Second and/or third layer depending on the season and weather conditions
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Hat for sun or cold
  • Sunglasses