This is a relatively easy trail of 9.9 kilometers (6.2 miles) with an overall elevation gain of about 300 meters (984 feet). Starting at our most remote camping site at Los Pisos and ending at an intersection of trails called Cuchillos Pintados, this trail passes the Agua Blanca natural spring and affords beautiful views of the Sierra Cacachilas, the Sea of Cortez and Cerralvo Island.
Interactive Map and Elevation Chart
Use the controls in the lower right corner of the map to zoom in and out. Hover over a point on the trail to see the corresponding elevation on the chart below, or vice versa. The hiker symbol indicates the proposed start and the flag represents the proposed finish.
The trail starts with a short, accelerated descent to the dry stream bed of Arroyo del Toro. From here we face the trail's biggest challenge, a 3-kilometer (1.9-mile) climb up to a rewarding view at the summit.
At the height of the trail, at about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles), we may catch a refreshing sea breeze, particularly in the winter months. We also pass a junction with the Long Trail that crosses the entire mountain range over to the eastern outskirts of the city of La Paz.
Shortly after starting the long descent, we recommend taking a break at the Agua Blanca spring. Refill your water bottle and enjoy the fresh, natural water.
At a little over halfway, you will come upon the intersection with the Santa Rosa Trail that heads south. If you have not yet experienced our Santa Rosa, do not pass up the chance to ride it on your next visit.
From about the 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) marker until the end of the trail, there are quite a few smaller ups and downs that make for an enjoyable finish. At Cuchillos Pintados, where the trail intersects with the dirt road leading to Los Pisos, you will find a large wild plum tree. Take advantage of this beauty's shade to rest while waiting for your transfer, or before continuing on to explore more trails.