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Pasochoa Forest Reserve

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25 Feb 2017
“If you want to have a nice up-walk- PASOCHOA!!”
19 Jan 2017
“Great Could Forest near Quito”
Located on the slopes of an extinct volcano, this 1,000-acre park features a vast range of trees, orchids, bromelias, ferns and more than one hundred species of birds.
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The forest is quite nice, but you need to be fit if you want to walk; otherwise you can take the car until you get to El Mirador where you can enjoy the view. The time I went there it started raining all of the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Artius V
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A good system of trails for all levels of hiking, can explore nature trails near the entrance or long day climbing to the summit.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank MarkThurber
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Pasochoa is one of the last remaining areas with the original inter-Andean mountain forest near Quito. It is definitely worth the effort but it will take about three hours to climb along good trails to the upper trail with spectacular views. Bring water and a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Carlos S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Pasochoa protected wood- park is a great place to visit if you like natural sites. Being very close to Quito (about 1 hour ride by car), this site homes several bird and native species. There are trails that can be followed depending on your time...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Margarita C
Reviewed 11 June 2016

A good alternative for a day trip. It is 45 minutes from Quito by car, I suggest to start very early in the morning so you drive against heavy traffic. If you catch a bus, get to Amaguaña and then catch a taxi or a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Norman E
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I have been there several times and have climbed each trekking paths, and it's really worth it ! The 5 hours one that reaches the top is the best one. A bit steep at some point but worth the spectacular views during climbing.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank gammablaster
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Pasochoa is a very nice mountain. If you want to go to its summit I would call someone as eqt.travel to take me, it is an easy non-technical mountain but you still can get lost if climate change. For those not looking forward to reach...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Andres K
Reviewed 23 April 2016

If you are looking for a peaceful, not very demanding hiking trail, this is the place you should visit! Lovely, relaxing, amazing sights.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank viomarg
Reviewed 9 February 2016

It's better to have a 4x4 to go there. There's 5 differents paths to hike. 5 differents lengths. 5 differents difficulties. Like I said, it's very relaxing and fresh with the trees shadows. I recommend.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Antoine H
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Being from Colorado we enjoyed this attraction. Nice walk, great waterfalls and camping is available. This is very outdoorsy and great for exercise

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Just4fun60
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