El Roble Trail- Parque Natural Metropolitano

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The Basics

Trail Type: In and out
Round-trip Distance: 0.7 miles (1.4 km)
Round-trip Duration: 45 minutes
Elevation Gain: N/A
Max Height: N/A
Attractions: forest, pond, plants and animals
Activities: walking, hiking, bird watching and trail running
Use: Heavy
Rating: EASY
Activity involves some physical effort, but in relative comfort. This applies to short walks down dirt roads or trails well maintained with little or no slope.


The Trailhead

The Parque Natural Metropolitano is located at the end of the Via Juan Pablo II. All trailheads are easily accessible from the visitor’s center.

The Trail

The Roble Trail is flat with a small pond at the beginning and it serves as a connecting trail between the Visitor’s Center and the Caobos, Titi, and Cienaguita Trails. It is perfect for hiking with children to observe wildlife such as turtles in their aquatic environment. There are interpretive signs along the trail.

Seasonal Elements: Accessible year round


The Visitor Center has restrooms, water fountain and a souvenir shop.

The Tips

Trail is well marked so you do not need a guide, but if you want to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area a guide can be very helpful. (Reservation required).

For safety it is recommended not to go alone.

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)

The Hours, Fees, Local Guides

Management: Non- Profit/Metropolitan Natural Park Board
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday


-Nationals or residents with ID B/. 1.00
Children (3-17 years) and Retired B/0.50
-Foreign Visitors
Children (3-17 years) - B/. 2.00,
Adults and Retirees - B/4.00

Contact Information:
Metropolitan Park: 232-5552/5516/6713

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