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5 Feb 2018
“Fairly Long Walk to the Top with Viewpoint Obscured by Trees”
27 Jul 2017
“Amazing views”
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Decher esquina Bellavista S/N, Puerto Varas, Chile
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The park is very nice, and the trail is easy to walk although it is fairly far up to the top. At the top the view of town is blocked with trees and underbrush. The limited view is not worth the effort and time. If...More

2  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A good little uphill hike through the forest- lots of ferns and cedar type trees- it's windy a lot of the time, you can hike or drive to a cross and a lookout dedicated to the man who first brought Germans to the area... Really...More

1  Thank jannelupita
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Can't see much around from the top, the trees cover most of the view. If you are a biker, there are some nice trails down to try. At the entrance they ask you to donate miney for the park, don't spend more than 1000 pesos...

1  Thank Marcelo P
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Good views across the lake but little else and the zip line is no longer there. If you're walking along the lake it's worth the detour but not worth a special trip.

Thank Ginny G
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We walked up here yesterday afternoon on a rather dull, overcast day. Worth the walk for the exercise but the park seemed a little neglected and the canopy experience turned out to be a zip wire which we avoided. An odd cross at the top...More

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Located a few blocks uphill from Puerto Varas' lakeside, the park is named after the man who recruited the first colonizers to what became Puerto Varas. There were many slightly-uphill walking paths through forest, ferns and native flowers. These paths led up to the top...More

Thank alviemsw
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We hiked around in this small park several days that we stayed in Puerto Varas - the kids loved it. Very steep hill with lots of paths. Nice to unwind and listen to birds. Of course if you've been to bigger national parks this is...More

Thank CarolynDW
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Either I got this completely wrong or it is really just a driveway full of potholes up the hill (admittedly through the forest) and then some kind of viewpoint plus an information booth that was "closed until further notice". All pretty run-down. Oh, there was...More

1  Thank Johannes D
Reviewed 25 April 2014

I was expecting good views from the top, but unfortunately the view is covered by tall trees and you can barely see anything. Not much else here.

Thank jump78
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We drove all the way to the top, but could have very well hiked the path. The view is worth pay a visit as you can see the city of Varas from a different perspective. There is a canopy for those more adventurous.

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