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Cerro Arequita is a really good place to visit. The Ombu forest is fascinating and a unique landscape. The climb to the top of the hill is not difficult, but finding the correct trail can be a bit confusing. Walking in on the main trail,...More
Cerro Arequita is about 20km north of Minas, and public transit does go there (from the omnibus terminal in town).
You can visit just for the day, or you can camp in (very) nearby Camping Arequita. They have cabanas (though I don't know the cost),...More
All the credits to landscape! Great place to hike, admire and camp. The rocks are beautiful and don't miss the "Ombues forest". The visit to the cave is paid, as well as the camping site and lake access.
Not far from Minas City, you can climb to the top of Arequita Hill and have an amazing view.
There are few campingsites to stay over, not expensive at all with hot water and toilets.
No need of sofisticated equipment.
There is an Ombu (type...More