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Type of trail: loop
Round-trip Distance: 1.5 km (0.9 miles)
Round-trip Duration: 30 minutes
Elevation Gain: 32 m (105 ft.)
Max Height: 59 m (193 ft.)
Attractions: forest, three lookouts, plants and animals
Activities: walking, hiking, bird watching and trail running
Use: Low
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 Parque Natural Metropolitano is located at the end of Via Juan Pablo II. Trailheads are easily located from the visitor’s center.


The Momótides Trail is relatively flat with a slight rise in the middle and is perfect to take children who wish to interact with the rainforest

Seasonal Elements: Accessible year round


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


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:

  1. Enough Water
  2. Enough Food
  3. Shoes with good soles or Hiking boots (do not wear flip-flops)
  4. Rain jacket (rainy season)
  5. Repellent (optional)
  6. Hiking Poles (optional)
  7. Head lamp (optional)


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) 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

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Twitter: PNMetropolitano


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  1. Shoes: Make sure they have good grip. Wear them in before hiking. They will get wet.
  2. Water: 1 liter = 2.5 hours.
  3. Food: Dried and fresh fruit, nuts, chocolate.
  4. Be well informed: Read about the trail. Know about where you are going.
  5. Don’t go alone: Always say where you will be and when you expect to be back.
  6. Clothes: light, quick dry, no shorts, NO JEANS.
  7. Stay on the trail: everything in the jungle looks green, don’t take short cuts can fool you.
  8. Leave no Trace: leave with what you bring in.
  9. Repellent, sun block and a flashlight. In Panama it gets dark by 6:30.
  10. Guides: if you are not sure about the trial. GET A GUIDE.