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Chorillo del Salto

An easy hike from El Chalten to a gorgeous waterfall!

Hiking Easy

6.2 km
113 m
113 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
398 m
High Point
429 m
Chorillo del Salto Map

If you are looking for a relaxing hike in El Chaltén, the Chorillo del Salto Trail is a great option. This trail takes you to a stunning waterfall of more than 20 meters high in the foothills of the Andes.


The trail is a short and easy out-and-back hike that starts from the Provincial Route 41 north of El Chaltén. The trail follows a stream through a forest of Ñire and Lenga trees, where you can enjoy the shade and the birdsong. The trail is flat and well-marked, suitable for all ages and abilities.

The trail ends at the base of the Chorillo del Salto waterfall, where you can admire the power and beauty of the water as it plunges into a rocky pool. You can also explore the surroundings and find some smaller cascades and pools along the stream. The waterfall is especially impressive after heavy rains or snowmelt.

The trail is part of the Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects some of the most spectacular landscapes and glaciers in Patagonia. You can access the trail from the parking lot on the Provincial Route 41, which has no fee. The trail is open year-round and is best visited from December to March.

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Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and March


  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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