Hike - Guacamaya
Oaxaca Lending Library
There is a small waterfall in the dense forest at Guacamaya, a little village on the flank of the mountains north of Oaxaca. There are also miles of logging roads and hiking trails crisscrossing the area and an observation tower atop El Portillo. These make for a satisfying trek through the woods. There is a 20 peso charge to visit the waterfall. Hike participants may choose to take sack lunches or enjoy a fresh-caught trout dinner at a local restaurant, which should cost about 150 pesos for food and beverage.
Time frame: 9 am to 4:30 pm / Distance: varies by choice of trails / Elevation change: 236 meters (775 Ft) uphill & 539 meters (1768 ft) downhill / Highest elevation: 3154 M (10,349 Ft) / Type: choice of loop, out & back and point to point trails / Trail: footpaths & dirt roads / Exposure: mix of sun & shade / Rating: easy, moderate and difficult, depending on trails chosen.