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Sports/Salud :: Walking / Caminata
Hike - Los Molinos Trail
9:00 AM
Oaxaca Lending Library
Tlalixtac is a village in the countryside 5.5 miles to the east of Oaxaca city. Blessed with large land holdings in the foothills and ample water supplies, Tlalixtac is popular with people looking for a place to build a home close to the capital but away from the traffic and noise of the big city.

We will hike in one of the nearby valleys that drain from the Sierra Norte mountains into the Tlacolula valley. The trail is mostly a footpath that wends uphill through the woods parallel to a stream and with Highway 175 on the hillside opposite. We will pass by the ruins of a small water-powered mill where grain was once processed. At one time there were seven such mills along the stream – hence the plural name of the trail. We are likely to encounter local woodcutters returning to town with their donkeys loaded with firewood. We will stop for lunch after the hike at one of the pleasant restaurants clustered around the two presas in Huayapam.

Time frame: 9 am to 3 pm / Distance: 9.5 Km (5.9 Mi) / Elevation gain: 145 M (480 Ft) / Type: out & back / Trail: dirt road and footpath / Exposure: 50/50 mix of sun & shade / Rating: easy to moderate / Coordinates: N 17 04.771 W 96 37.667
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Oaxaca Lending Library
Address: 519 Pino Suarez Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico 68000
Phone: 951-518-7077

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