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Best Trails in Aconquija National Park

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Want to find the best trails in Aconquija National Park for an adventurous hike or a family trip? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, biking trails, running trails and more. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. Ready for your next hike or bike ride? Explore one of 1 easy hiking trails in Aconquija National Park that are great for the whole family. Looking for a more strenuous hike? We've got you covered, with trails ranging from 10 to 3,488 meters in elevation gain. Whatever you have planned for the day, you can find the perfect trail for your next trip to Aconquija National Park.
Description

The Aconquija National Park, located in the province of Tucumán, has free access and is open 24 hours a day (although it is advisable to enter between the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). It is subcomposed by an area with a national park category called Portal Campo de los Alisos and another with a nature reserve category: El Mollar-Quebrada del Portugués. Among the activities that can be carried out are mainly the self-guided trails and it is also possible to camp at different heights within the Campo de los Alisos complex.

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Map of trails in Aconquija National Park, Argentina
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Park information
Area:
76,207 hectares
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Contact
03865-15520123
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Top trails (7)
#1 - Quebrada del Portugués
Aconquija National Park
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Length: 16.9 km • Est. 6h 32m
The Quebrada del Portugués trail is of great tourist importance for the region as well as of archaeological interest. The trail begins when Provincial Route 325 reaches the La Toma del Rio Reales dam and presents a somewhat steep relief (it has steep slopes and almost vertical granite formations). Along the way, streams and smaller channels form waterfalls and waterfalls, configuring a pleasant landscape together with the mountains that are around (such as Cerro Ñuñorco). The trail ends when you return to provincial route 325. Among the terrestrial fauna that can be found are tarucas, red corzuelas, peccaries, guanacos, etc. Also numerous species of birds such as the andean tinamou, black eagle, red falcon, andean lapwing, golden-gray woodpecker.Show more
#2 - El Tesoro - Ciudacita vía Paso del Inca
Aconquija National Park
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Length: 48.3 km • Est. Multi-day
This hike from the town of El Tesoro (province of Catamarca) to the Inca archaeological site La Ciudacita should always be done with authorized guides. This route is one of the two possible options to visit the Ciudacita and varies in the second part of the route, starting from the Portezuelo, since it crosses the Abra or Paso del Inca. You will be able to enjoy great views of the rugged mountains and explore this interesting historical site. It is essential to wear good shoes, bring enough water and sun protection.Show more
#3 - Sendero El Pozón
Aconquija National Park
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Length: 0.6 km • Est. 11m
Sendero El Pozón is a short and sweet self-guided trail that can be found within the Aconquija National Park in the Santa Rosa sector. It is located near the camping area and is a good option to begin to discover the beauty of the nature of the park as well as to visit with the family.Show more
#4 - Sendero Puesto Los Chorizos
Aconquija National Park
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Length: 8.4 km • Est. 2h 35m
The hike of the Puesto Los Chorizos Trail starts from the Santa Rosa Operational Center of the Aconquija National Park and is an interesting journey of moderate difficulty. At its final end, it borders the Las Pavas River and connects with the Puesto La Mesada Trail. In addition, it passes by the Mirador del Arroyo Las Cañas and the Parador "El Lobito" allowing you to stop to appreciate the beauty of the mountain jungle at different points.Show more
#5 - Sendero Puesto La Mesada
Aconquija National Park
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Length: 14.5 km • Est. 4h 56m
The Puesto La Mesada Trail starts from Los Chorizos Post, which is accessed from the Santa Rosa sector of the Aconquija National Park, its difficulty is just a little higher since the entire walk is done on a constant slope. Without a doubt, it allows you to fully immerse yourself in the nature of the yungas and enjoy a beautiful journey through the mountain jungle.Show more
#6 - El Tesoro - Ciudacita vía Las Juntas
Aconquija National Park
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Length: 48.9 km • Est. Multi-day
This hike from the town of El Tesoro (province of Catamarca) to the Inca archaeological site La Ciudacita should always be done with authorized guides. This route is one of the two possible options to visit the Ciudacita and varies in the second part of the route, starting from Portezuelo, since it crosses the province of Tucumán through the Abra de la Apacheta and passes through the La Junta camping site. . You will be able to enjoy great views of the rugged mountains and explore this interesting historical site. It is essential to wear good shoes, enough water and sun protection.Show more
#7 - Sendero Interpretativo Selva Misteriosa
Aconquija National Park
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Length: 1.3 km • Est. 22m
This beautiful self-guided interpretive trail within the Aconquija National Park will allow you to learn more about the yungas ecosystem and the mountain jungle that predominates in the park. It is an excellent option to visit with the family since it is not difficult and is accessed from the Santa Rosa Operational Center.Show more