The Top 10 Hiking Trails in Argentina

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Argentina is home to some of the most extraordinary natural sites in the world and they have phenomenal hiking trails. Go ahead and visit these wonders in person! Plantie has compiled the top 10 hiking trails in Argentina for you to explore.

1. Los Glaciares National Park

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Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Los Glaciares National Park is one of the most magical places in Argentina. Prepare to be absolutely stunned by the massive ice-blue glacier that towers over you.

2. Purmamarca

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Otherwise known as the Seven Colors Hill, Purmamarca has many hiking trails that will lead you through surreal multicolored mountains. A magnificent feat of nature, you do not want to miss out on this unique natural site.

3. El Chalten

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Choose from a variety of hiking and walking options when you visit El Chalten, located in the Patagonia region. Trek through this remote area to surround yourself with grand mountains, massive glaciers, and other incredible aspects of nature.

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4. Refugio Frey

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A popular trail that is easy to reach and provides hikers with unbelievable views, Refugio Frey boats steep mountain peaks. Jagged paths also await you when you visit this secluded but beautiful part of Argentina.

5. Sendero Macuco Puerto Iguazu

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Iguazu Argentina

For those seeking a hidden gem, add Sendero Macuco Puerto Iguazu to your hiking trails list when visiting the country. Walking deep into the jungle you will find a hidden waterfall that crashes into a small pool below.

6. Iguazu Falls

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If you want to see more waterfalls, the rainforest hiking trail leading to Iguazu Falls will satisfy you. Here you will find yourself surrounded by clear cascading waters and if you are lucky, you could even see a rainbow!

Related Article: Wide Open Spaces: Get Started Hiking!

7. Cerro Tronador

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For those who are feeling a little daring, take a shot at hiking in Cerro Tronador, an extinct volcano in Argentina. With glaciers, steep slopes, and snow-covered mountains, the climb is tricky and safety precautions are a must for those brave enough to try and reach the summit.

8. Huemul Circuit

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Discover everything from ice caps to forests when you hike the Huemul Circuit in Santa Cruz. Completing the entire circuit is quite an impressive accomplishment as it covers over forty miles of diverse terrain and takes many days to finish.

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9. Mount Aconcagua

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Bjørn Christian Tørrissen | Wikimedia

While this may not be the most scenic trail in the country, it is the highest mountain in the Americas, making it a goal for many hikers. Those who want to reach the summit should be prepared for a long trip and be appropriately attired.

10. Cerro Campanario

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The route is well identified and of a relatively moderate difficulty level, making it a popular choice for many visitors. On top of that, when you reach the peak you will be rewarded with a full panoramic view of lush green trees, brilliant blue lakes, and mountains in the distance.

Whether you want to see an enormous glacier, trek through the forest, or climb to the top of a mountain, Argentina has a trail for you!

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