Hike - El Picacho
Oaxaca Lending Library
Time frame: 9 am to 3:30 pm / Distance: 4.7 Km (2.9 Mi) / Elevation gain & loss: 334 M (1097 Ft) / Starting point: 1752.6 M (5750 Ft) / Highest elevation: 2081.8 M (6830 Ft) / Type: out & back / Trail: footpath / Exposure: mostly full sun / Rating: difficult
Moderate option: Those hikers who don’t feel compelled to climb El Picacho have a ready alternative in the trails that stay in the valley and loop around the reservoir at the edge of town and and the dirt road which climbs 4000 feet in elevation to the village of Benito Juarez. The same 15 pesos admission charge applies to the easier hike as well. After the hikes, both groups will stop for lunch at any of several restaurants in Tule on the way back to Oaxaca.
Time frame: 9 am to 3:30 pm / Distance: 6.8 Km (4.2 Mi) / Elevation gain & loss: 152 M (500 Ft) / Starting point: 1752.6 M (5750 Ft) / Type: out & back / Trail: country road / Exposure: full sun / Rating: moderate