Pingo

16.07.2018

Due to the 2011-2012 forest fire that burned about 20% of the park, Pingo's access is restricted to the general public. The trail follows the Pingo river for 4.5km until it reaches a pristine waterfall. Walking through these woods will make you feel like you are back in the times when the park had barely any visitors, long before the landscape had been affected by their activity.

This protected area is one of the last rain forests in the National Park. Many species of animals and plants found refuge in this area, making for a hike rich in flora and fauna. In particular, you might have the chance to find Huemules, the critically endangered South Andean deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus), and several types of orchids, depending on the time of the year.

Difficulty: medium
Time: ~4 hours
Distance: ~9 km (~5.6 miles)
Elevation Gain: ~200 m (~650 ft)