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Great run but steep

I ran from centro all the way to the cross a few km beyond the observatory a wet morning around 8... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
asoler
,
Queretaro
STILL NOT SAFE

Hey everybody-- There's some conflicting information on TA about Fortin, so I wanted to post an... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Spencer S
,
Oaxaca, Mexico
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This hill on the city's west side offers great views of the surrounding area.
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1 week ago
“Great run but steep”
17 Feb 2016
“STILL NOT SAFE”
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Diaz Ordaz at Calle Delmonte, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ran from centro all the way to the cross a few km beyond the observatory a wet morning around 8. It is a steep climb of many stairs followed by a steep road, a short trail and a steep dirt road. I saw many...More

Thank asoler
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Hey everybody-- There's some conflicting information on TA about Fortin, so I wanted to post an update. I live in Oaxaca, so thought a 'locals' perspective might be helpful here, rather than somebody who has just gone up here once or twice. The gist of...More

13  Thank Spencer S
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Sorry to learn that some visitors to Cerro del Fortin came into harm's way. I spent October 2015 in Oaxaca and ran/walked the escaleras (stairs) and road to the planetarium almost every morning and early evening. Never had any problem with people and experienced a...More

5  Thank Quakeup
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Careful. I really wish I'd read up before we went. Up to planetarium is probably ok but even then I'd be careful. We pushed on and were robbed of everything at knifepoint at the next peak. Very scary experience and the only bad thing I've...More

10  Thank Adriennetanner
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Cerro del Fortín is the hill above Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico. There is a long stairwell up to the obvious and impressive Auditorio Guelaguetza and further road walking up to the planetarium. This makes for a pleasant uphill workout although perhaps best travelled in...More

7  Thank Dugla
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Walk up the steps near Mercado Sanchez Pascuas to the Guelatguetza Auditorio and beyond to the Planetarium and Observatory and then beyond along the trails up and into the forest for great exercise and views of downtown and the valley towards Etla. This walk is...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 12 February 2014

The view is stunning at Benito's statue. By NO means walk on the the Cerro del Fortin trail behind the Planetario Nuadehui! Two friends have been recently held up at knife point. Two women (mother and daughter) and a man and woman! Three men came...More

6  Thank Goldengate3
Reviewed 2 March 2013

this is to update my review of February 2012. My Oaxacan friends say there have been recent muggings on the hill so go early in the morning when there are many walkers and joggers and it is cool temperature. I would plan to be off...More

2  Thank VancouverRainforest
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Just before the Observatorio, there is a dirt road that takes off to the right...you can follow it for about a mile, providing nice views of the town

1  Thank Nosoydeaquinidealla
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I hike this all the time for exercise and the views. If you go from town then there are more stairs but you have the option of taking a taxi to halfway up the stairs. Once you get past the stairs it is a pleasant...More

Thank VancouverRainforest
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