Mt. Solmar
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This challenging hike brings you 440 feet over Lands End, with unbelievable peak views. It's located on private land, but the owner offers guided climbs.
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  • Dwayne H
    Salem, Oregon8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this Hike!
    Contacted Enrique via WhatsApp (+52 624 122 1316) and he takes groups up from Sunday to Friday at 8:00am. Great hike and even steep inclines are easy to navigate if you've done any hiking before. Make sure to pack water and camera/phone for amazing pics! My teenage kids loved the dogs being on the hike:-) Would absolutely recommend this as part of your Cabo experience! Our family stayed in San Jose del Cabo and caught the purple bus (40 pesos each) and walked across the Marina to the dog shelter. After the hike, make sure to walk 200 yards to the local beach and take a dip:-)
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • jkobey
    Houston, Texas19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mt Solmar hike with dogs!
    Beautiful views! Excellent detox. Arrive at 8am at the dog training camp for the 8:15am hike. No reservations. Enrique is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the land. The dogs are a joy to hike with. Bring water. Distance is not far (maybe a mile) but you are climbing. Probably took 1.5 hrs total.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • maximman
    65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth it
    The Dog Whisperer was a great guide. He not only gave us an amazing trip, he gave us a history lesson on Cabo. Very easy to find on the back side of the marina next to the Naval Station. The dogs were a trip too. There is one that will carry rocks instead of a ball. Great hike for anyone, but could be challenging to some. No cost to hike, but tips are for the dogs. Get there at 8:00 and try not to be late or you will miss part of the history lesson.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Leanne T
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hike with Dogs and Views
    This was a fun experience! The views from the top are amazing! The guide has a bunch of dogs that hike with you. As a dog lover, this was one of my favorite parts of the hike. The hike was challenging in some spots but definitely doable! If you are an experienced hiker, start towards the front of the group, so you can go faster. There are spots you can stop if you need a break. Bring a lot of water because it does get hot.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Amy H
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this hike!
    We took this hike on a Sunday morning with Enrique and the dogs. It was such a great hike, and Enrique gave such good information and had a lot of energy. The trail does get a little bit technical and rock scrambly, but if you are in average shape, it will be no problem for you.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 November 2023
  • Macenzi S
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hard hike but worth the amazing views!
    Went on 11/19/23 @ 8:15am. Current times are Sunday - Friday (not Saturday) @ 8:15 only! Get there at 8 as he starts his talk then and then begins the hike promptly at 8:15. There was a parking lot up the road from his gate a bit that was $2 per hour and about a block away. Difficult hike fore sure but worth it. Steep scrambling incline so wear closed toed shoes with no shade so bring water and wear sunscreen/hat/sunglasses. You can see both sides of the peninsula from the top which is amazing. Great photo op. He does a talk at the beginning and then again like mid-way up. It’s just about being mindful/in the moment and how you don’t need substances to do so. To appreciate the present because that’s the only thing that exists in the moment. There were around 10-15 dogs when we went. So fun!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 November 2023
  • Kathy M
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite thing to do in Cabo
    This was our absolute favorite thing to do in Los Cabos. We love hiking to begin with, but the views on this one are so breathtaking that it even replaces Lk. Louise & Banff as my world favorites. There are many good reviews and pictures already here but I have some things to add. We arrived a little before 8 a.m. but had to wait about 15 minutes until Enrique (more about him later) welcomed the crowd inside the gates. So don't overly stress out about being punctual like I was (which annoyed my companions). On the other hand don't be too late either because a man showed up at 8:30 and Enrique turned him away. because he was late. Then Enrique talks at length about the history of the area, magnetic fields and their influences on things, the importance of being present in the moment as there is nothing real except now. Then he yells, "Vamanos, perros!" which is the cue to begin the hike. ( I don't know why, but I found this last bit very charming.) Some reviewers have said he does the hike to get donations for the dogs, but I don't think so. This is a dog training & boarding facility, not a shelter. I think Enrique leads the hikes because he is going to give the dogs the exercise anyway, he likes tips (who doesn't?), and he strikes me as an extroverted, gregarious, entertaining person, who enjoys performing. So his allowing the public to hike with him & dogs is a win-win. It's a side hustle, and I say good for him for being enterprising. The hike will be much more enjoyable for you if you are reasonably fit, not afraid of heights, and very sure-footed on rocks. It is dangerous at the top, where one wrong move will send you off a cliff, but that is where the payoff is. The dogs are very used to people. They are also fast and very well in tune with Enrique's calls to them. If I lived here, I would do this hike every single day.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Claire D
    Estero, Florida10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Views, Adorable Dogs, Safe for Solo Hikers!
    I love a good hike with amazing views and I love dogs, so hiking with Enrique was everything! Enrique’s speech was nice-I’ll admit I was distracted by all of the excited dogs running around, but the message was received and I think about it from time to time. The hike gets strenuous at a certain point, so I would not suggest it for anyone that is unable to grab rocks and pull themselves up from time to time. I 100% suggest it for the solo lady hikers out there! I felt safe the entire time, so don’t be afraid to show up alone and join the group! It’s worth it!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 December 2023
  • Spokaneman1949
    Spokane, Washington269 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dog lovers heaven
    Hiking with the local rescue dogs, what fun. As best I can tell this is an unsanctioned hike to raise money for the local dog rescue facility. There is no fee for the hike, but the guide requests a tip at the end of hike. I think the money is used to support the dog rescue facility. Great. i was surprised that there were so many people on the hike, I would guess more than 150. Throw in another 30 dogs or so and the trail was pretty chaotic. The hike is challenging, not because of the distance (approximately 5 K) or elevation gain, (approximately 150m) but because of the very rocky terrain and the number of people and dogs on the trail. But, its well worth the effort. The views from the top are magnifico! A tip from our experience: there does not seem to be a limit to the number allowed on a tour, so don't worry about getting there early. The tour guide/shelter operator starts his spiel at 8AM but he was still talking at 8:30 and allowing late comers to join the group. We were there at 7:45 and just stood around for 45 minutes.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 January 2024
  • GBCheesehead
    Green Bay, Wisconsin760 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Difficult Climb Up & Down!
    I was not prepared for the strenuous and difficult climb up and down the mountain. There were over 100 people in our group following one guide single file up the side of the mountain. I had to stop half way up to catch my breath. Be sure to pack water and wear good hiking shoes…both of which I didn’t have! The view from the top is amazing… very thankful we didn’t get hurt and ruin our vacation. I will not do this climb again…one and done! Enjoy but be careful!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 February 2024
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AndyandChristia... H
Tulsa, OK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Hiking up Mt Solmar was an amazing experience. We are in our mid 30s and in good shape and it pushed us. The trail starts out fairly easy but then gets to a point where you are almost vertically climbing up through the mountain boulders until you reach the top. Once you reach the top you have arguably one of the best views in the world with a 360 degree panorama of Cabo San Lucas, the marina, Sea of Cortez, the arch and the Pacific Ocean as far as you can see! The adventure is free (leave a tip $) but you can only access this hike through the owner, Enrique, land during the daily tour each morning around 8am except Saturday I believe. Search “dog training camp” and it gives you the phone number. This is also the meeting spot for the hike.
Written 22 May 2024
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Karlton N
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
One of the best adventures in Cabo. The views on the hike were Amazing!!! Enrique is an awesome guide!!! Just leave a tip for dogs at end of hike.
Written 6 May 2024
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Jan H
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I've been wanting to do this hike for some time now. While our family was in Cabo, all seniors, we set out to do this hike one morning. Enrique is a wonderful guide and we enjoyed his dogs as well. However, it was much more strenuous than we had expected given the reviews that we read ahead of time. That being said, I'm glad I finished the hike although I was worried that my husband (age 84) wouldn't! The views from the top are amazing!
Written 20 April 2024
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Maria S
Yorktown, VA16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We were all very excited to do this hike....family adults from 65 to 84.5! Reviews said it was much easier than it was. We had about 100 people and MANY people should not have been doing this....not good for people with bad knees or breathing issues. NO shade at all and alot of scrabbling on rocks and finding toe holds to get to the top. If you are young and very fit- it's easy....older people should be careful and NO little ones....climbing not made for short legs. Enrique is passionate about his dogs and the climb so the donations are for a good cause...but be careful!
Written 16 April 2024
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Kim A
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We took the hike up Mt. Solmar with Eduardo and his dogs. The rocks are steep but a slow and steady pace to the top was not bad. It only took us about 20-30 minutes to get to the top. The views are spectacular and well worth it. We would definitely do it again!
Written 9 April 2024
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Sara H
Galveston, TX21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is a hike that we brag about! It was hot and easy up until you get to the very top. We wanted a picture by the cross. We got there by the assistance of some man that popped out of the hiking trail. He let us to the top and we tipped him a couple dollars.it was so worth it. We hike this about seven years ago, and I am reminded of it every time I look at this picture! It was a little challenging to get to the cross. It gets rocky and steep.
Written 26 March 2024
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LightPacker389592
San Antonio, TX76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Way better than I expected! Easy hike , rewarded w spectacular views. You can definitely go as a family- lots kids maybe 8-10 and up. Plenty of time to soak in the views at the top. The guide is quirky, passionate and lays out the rules clearly at the beginning.
No advantage getting there early. 15-20$ 30 min Uber from nobu. Rec los claros for lunch at the marina- delicious ! Go on this hike!
Written 23 February 2024
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Cheryl M
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Took the hike today! It was definitely more challenging than I expected from all of the reviews that I have read. It’s very steep for novice climbers once you pass the flat rock on the way up. Once you get to the top the views are amazing and then you get to spend some time with the dogs. If you are a slow climber or near the end (our group was close to 100 people) you can’t hear Enrique and he is AMAZING! Once we started to head down my legs were jelly and I admittedly had to do some of it on my butt. I am so glad I did it but I don’t think I am cut out for doing it again. I order to be truthful in this review my husband was bit (fairly superficially) by one of the dogs when we were standing waiting to get into the dog daycare. We did not tell anyone because we knew that it was at our own risk. I would recommend this to anyone that feels that they can climb moderate rocks. I would not have felt comfortable bringing my 77 year old father.
Written 20 February 2024
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TraciS
Riverside, MO90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a guided hike with Enrique, who is also a dog trainer and has his kennel at the base of Mt Solmar. We arrived at his gate prior to 8am & shortly after he unlocks the gate to let the hikers in. (maybe 75 of us) He educates you about the area prior to starting. The dogs accompany you on the hike. The final 1/3 of the ascent is difficult. (uses your hands to grip rocks & pull yourself up) The first 1/3 of the descent can be difficult as well and you'll use your quadriceps for sure. Wear sturdy shoes, maybe a light pack for water, wear sunscreen and tip Enrique when you're all done. (about 2 hours total)
Written 18 February 2024
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Lennie A
Goleta, CA7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Came to do the hike on Sat 17-Feb-2024 for the 4:30 hike but it is no longer being held by Enrique. Will try again tomorrow.👍
Written 17 February 2024
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