Los Cabos has always been known as a beach vacation destination, but in recent years, it has been growing in popularity for its other opportunities to explore nature as well.
One activity that nature lovers visiting Los Cabos enjoy is hiking because there are some fantastic hiking spots in the region.
Since more and more tourists are hiking in the destination, Los Cabos officials have issued safety tips for this popular activity.
Hiking Safety 101
Avid hikers take several precautions before even heading out on a hike.
One of those precautions is informing family and/or friends of where and when they are going hiking in case something happens and they don’t hear from you.
They’ll know where to send someone to look. Additionally, it is extremely important to go out on a hike prepared for the environment you’re in, which we’ll go over regarding Los Cabos later.
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Dangers To Watch Out For When Hiking
Some dangers are always present when hiking, while others are specific to location.
Falling or otherwise getting injured can happen no matter where you go. Running into wildlife is also something to consider and prepare for.
In Los Cabos specifically, the warm desert climate can be dangerous as well. Fortunately, there are several things you can bring to prepare for most of these dangers.
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What To Bring With You On Your Hiking Adventure
Some of the things you should bring on your hiking trip, no matter where you go, are obvious.
You want to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water to hydrate; that’s a given.
Other things you want to bring may not be so obvious, like something warm to wear in case you get stuck somewhere, a first aid kit in case of getting injured, a whistle to ward off wildlife, and non-perishable food items are all important too.
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Popular Los Cabos Hiking Spots
The landscape in Los Cabos goes beyond Land’s End and the meeting of two seas.
With the desert, hills, and the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, it’s the perfect place for hiking.
Some of the best spots to hike in and around Los Cabos are Canon de La Zorra, Estero San Jose del Cabo, Cerro del Vigia, and El Picacho.
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Where To Find The Best Hiking Trails
In all of the hiking areas in Los Cabos, there are different trails to hike.
Each ranges in difficulty level, from easy to moderate to hard, so no matter what level of hiker you are, there’s a trail for you.
Sites like All Trails can help you pinpoint each location and give you an idea of the difficulty as well.
You can also search hiking forums to find others who have hiked in the region and get information from them.
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The Benefit Of Booking A Hiking Tour
The safest way to go hiking in Los Cabos is to book a hiking tour.
Not only do you have the advantage of not having to hike alone, but of having a guide that’s knowledgeable about the area.
Tours range from between around $59 and $165, depending on what the tour includes.
Some tours include transportation from your hotel, lunch, bottled water, and even a backpack to use for your hike.
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Best Time To Go Hiking In Los Cabos
Los Cabos has a tropical desert climate, which means it can get pretty hot during the summer months.
The average temperature during the hottest months is around 94 degrees and about 92 in the fall.
Due to the higher temperatures, winter, and spring, which average in the 80s, are the best times for hiking in Los Cabos.
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