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Cajon del Mapocho

Circuit through the Mapocho River canyon (cajon or cañon in Spanish), at the chilean Andes

Trail Running Severe

87 km
5 km
5 km
1 day +
Low Point
994 m
High Point
4.3 km
Cajon del Mapocho Map

Circuit through the Mapocho River canyon, in Santiago de Chile.


The route begins and ends at the Ñilhue bridge, a classic access to the Cordillera Park. Then you climb to the top of the Pochoco hill and reach Llanos de Javier corral, and then to Corral Quemado at the bottom of the mountain route to the Skyi parks. Then go up the ridge towards La Parva park, and keep going up to Cancha de Carreras, to approach then to Federación camp, at the foots of Cerro el Plomo, the guardian of the valley of Santiago. Here the estuary of the cepo is born, and the route returns accompanying the estuary of Cepo as it transforms into the Molina river and then to the Mapocho river, passing on the descent through Piedra Numerada corral, the Cepo Refuge and La Ermita.

First attempt by Raimundo Sanchez, Benjamin Perez and Rene Castel on 20 Nov 2020, completing the route in 17 hours 44 minutes.

Distance table: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gXVkYR1aznKo8HUoBd68Rq8AHgwLSCYWH52IdPTPYsg



Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between November and April