Cerro Guanaco trail

Cerro Guanaco trail

This 4-hour hike takes you through the forests of the Tierra del Fuego National Park to the top of Cerro Guanaco, almost 1,000 meters above sea level. The panoramic view is unforgettable.


Signaled footpath


No mobile network


Duration: 8 h


Round trip

Difficulty: High


Longitude: 8km


IMPORTANTE: Es necesario planificar su salida, extremando las precauciones en las temporadas de otoño e invierno, debido a que disminuyen las horas de luz natural, se registran temperaturas bajo cero y el terreno puede encontrarse con presencia de barro, hielo y/o nieve. Es fundamental contar con indumentaria y calzado adecuado. En caso de emergencia, llamar al 911.

This trail is demanding, since in its final stretch you must climb the mountainside, whose altitude is 960 meters above sea level. To get to the beginning of the trail, you must take the path that starts on the right bank of Lake Acigami/Roca, until you reach the fork where you will find the signs indicating the Hito XXIV and Cerro Guanaco trail. From there, the trail enters a dense forest and ascends through humid and steep terrain until it reaches the slopes of the Cerro. This part of the trekking is the most demanding, but once at the top, you get a magnificent panoramic view of the Beagle Channel, the surrounding mountains and the National Park. Although the estimated duration of this hike is 4 hours (one way), it may take longer depending on the physical condition of each person and the state of the trail. Therefore, it is crucial to leave early enough, and prepare for the ascent to the hill with appropriate footwear, clothing and supplies.
The Tierra del Fuego National Park was created in 1960, and it has a surface of 68.909 hectares of Patagonian forests.Located at 12 kilometers West of Ushuaia it is the only national park in Argentina with a coastline, the southwestern shores of the Beagle Channel. Lapataia Bay, where the National Route 3 ends,it's the only fjord located on the Argentine sector of the island.