Cerros Negro & Monje Trail

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Cerros Negro & Monje Trail
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akaPilarcita
Tokyo, Japan10 contributions
One of the best hikes ever
Jan 2019
We went in January on a super clear day... the view from the top is amazing, you have a 360 and can clearly see the volcanoes Lanin, Osorno, Tronador.. it's totally worth it. It's a long trek, but in the right conditions I feel anyone in reasonable shape who has previous experience hiking can do it (I went with my dad who is over 70). It'll take you like 8 hours there and back and the last part it's steep, not recommended for who has vertigo. We found the path was mostly well marked (at least for Argentinian standards), the trek can be done independently and if the summit is too challenging and want to go back the way there is still very beautiful. The path is closed when it's windy and I don't think it's worth it when cloudy. You have to register with guardaparques to climb this.
Written 4 November 2019
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Naturaldog
New Haven, CT39 contributions
Want to climb the Cerro Negro? Read this first
Mar 2019
~3700 feet (~1100 meters) of net vertical ascent. ~22 km round trip.Lots of volcanic sand/ash and loose rocks on the trail. Footing is not very good in a number of places, especially near the top. Trail is poorly marked in a number of places. A very good idea to have the Maps.me gps app installed on your cellphone. The trail is noted on map.me, which was very helpful to me when I got lost (despite perfect weather), which I did, 4 or 5 times.
2 hours 20 mins for me to ascend, including 2-3 stops to empty volcanic ash from low-cut hiking sneakers. The descent took about 3 hours, mainly because I lost the trail 3-4 times. Best to wear shoes that come up above the ankles to keep sand/ash and small rocks out. This is NOT a hike to do in marginal or bad weather. You will lose the trail, almost certainly. Others have written that the water near the top is drinkable. I would not advise this. Grazing animals, and evidence thereof, is everywhere. Best to bring your own water. I brought 3 liters on a cool day (22 C max), and I ran out of water with an hour still to go to get back to the car.
This peak is known for very high winds that can come up suddenly. Be prepared. Enjoy! Not to be missed if the weather cooperates. Great views, solitude, majesty. Just wear the right shoes and bring plenty of water!
Written 28 March 2019
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