Hike - Los Molinos Trail
Oaxaca Lending Library
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