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Alerce Andino National Park

Chile
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Old growth forest to hike

The trees are so spectacular and not the variety we see in the US. The terrain here is marshy and... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2014
FritzieMiami_FL
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Miami, FL
Not really worth visiting

Compared to other NP in Patagonia the Alerce Andino not really is worth spending the time. The... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2014
peterp_knobel
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Zug, Switzerland
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The endangered alerce tree dominates this Lakes Region park. The alerce is in the same family as the California Redwood and some are said to be 4000 years old.
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  • Very good28%
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  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
4 Sep 2014
“Old growth forest to hike”
16 Jan 2014
“Not really worth visiting”
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

The trees are so spectacular and not the variety we see in the US. The terrain here is marshy and it is not first world developed, but worthwhile and the drive to it is amazing as well.

2  Thank FritzieMiami_FL
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Compared to other NP in Patagonia the Alerce Andino not really is worth spending the time. The access road is very primitive, the trail poorly maintained, the attraction not really worth spending time with. The only advantage is that it can be easily visited by...More

Thank peterp_knobel
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We visited the Alerce Andino Park with my family (2 kids: 11 and 8) for the day early January. The park is one hours drive from Puerto Montt, most of it paved, with a short span of dirt road. We decided to do the hike...More

4  Thank KevinNCL
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Who knew they had sequoia trees in South America? Not really, but the Alerce is the second oldest living thing on earth (after the bristlecone pine) at over 3700 years and looks for all the world like the sequoia. This a great place to hike...More

2  Thank ras828
Reviewed 25 December 2012

Nice and comfortable hike from the side of Chaika. The path is in good condition, and there is what to see and take pictures. Real rain forest - many birds, waterfalls and beautiful flowers. The end of November is the best time to visit it....More

4  Thank Jitule
Reviewed 21 August 2012

If you are looking for a half day trip, amazing views, easy hikes, and the opportunity of being almost alone in the middle of a beautiful forest, this is your deal. Before going to the park you have to be very informed, since there are...More

7  Thank Maria303
Reviewed 6 February 2012

During our travels in Chile we arranged to take a trip into the Alerce Andino National Park, it was glorious. A very easy track that took us to the Alerce trees, in a region south east of Puerto Varas. Whilst we never saw any wildlife,...More

1  Thank paddyNewZealand
Reviewed 16 February 2010

If you are looking for a hike where you won't see another soul, this is a nice park. Some really nice wateralls. We only did a short hike a bit past Saltos Rio Chaicas (about 4 km each way), but it was a great trail;...More

2  Thank Din_Keye_55
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