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El Mirador Trail

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The Basics

Trail Type: In and out
Round-trip Distance: 1.5 miles (3 km return)
Round-trip time: 1.5 - 2 hours
Elevation Gain: 103 m. (334 ft)
Max Height: 885 m (2,903 ft)
Attractions: view, plants,
Activities: hiking, bird watching, running
Use: Low
Rating: MODERATE
Activity combines some easy stretches with others that require more physical effort. It applies to long walks on uneven ground (river crossings , dense vegetation , large rocks very slippery floor ) , or shortwalks on trails with steep slope .

Moderado

The Trailhead

From Panama City to the Interior: Just before the entrance to Coronado along the American Highway, take a road that goes to the right. Take that road all the way to end and it leads to the Laguna de San Carlos. When you reach a Y at the end of the paved road turn right and you will drive right up to the parking lot of the Laguna. They are 21 km
from the Highway to the parking lot of the Laguna.

The Trail

This living trail is used by community members and lets you walk through forest fragments and pastures while you walk towards a lookout made by the administration of a local housing development. You enjoy a beautiful view of Cerro Picacho and its surroundings.

Seasonal Elements:
Dry Season - winds
Rainy Season - muddy, slippery trail in sections

More Information:
http://www.visitpanama.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1486&Itemid=624&lang=es


Facilities

The Farmers Association for Sustainable Development of the La Laguna (APRODESOL) manage the area. In the lagoon there are areas for camping, a small restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on request. You may rent boats and walk around the lake.

The Tips

What to Bring:

  • Enough Water
  • Enough Food Shoes with good soles or Hiking boots (do not wear flip-flops)
  • Rain jacket (rainy season)
  • Repellent (optional)
  • Hiking Poles (optional)
  • Head lamp (optional)

Hours, Fees, Local Guides

Management: Community - APRODESOL

Hours: 8 am - 4 pm

Fees:
Adults $ 1.00 - Children 0.50

For camping prices range from $ 5.00 - $ 10.00 depending on the size of the tent and they charge $ 2.00 per person per night to camp.

Local Guides : The APRODESOL offers guide services in advance by calling: 6937-7310

More information:

http://www.visitpanama.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1486&Itemid=624&lang=es

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