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These Top 5 Los Cabos Hiking Trails Are Perfect For A Day Off The Resort 

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There is plenty to do on most all-inclusive resort properties in Los Cabos, but spending a day away from the resort is the best way to get a feel for the true nature and culture of the area.  The diverse natural surroundings that consist of hills, desert, and sea are part of what makes Los Cabos so popular, especially among nature lovers.  For those visiting Los Cabos that do want to explore, there are 5 Los Cabos hiking trails that are perfect for spending a day off of the resort property.   

Hiking Trail with Sea Views at Cabo Pulmo National Park

Circuito Cabo Pulmo 

The Circuito Cabo Pulmo trail is a moderate-difficulty hike that will take you along a 6-mile loop around the hills of Cabo Pulmo National Park.  The park is about two hours from Cabo San Lucas, and the hike takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete, so you’ll want to leave early to get there.  The trail is open year-round, and on the hike, you’ll have breathtaking views of the sea and beaches. 

Cabo Pulmo 

The Cabo Pulmo 4.7-mile trail is an easy out-and-back hike that covers some of the same areas as the Circuito Cabo Pulmo trail.  You’ll need an entire day to get to the location, complete the just over a 2-hour hike, and make the two-hour return trip to Los Cabos, but the views of sand, hills, and sea are worth it.  The trail is open year-round and is popular among nature lovers, so it isn’t uncommon to see other hikers. 

Backside y Coyote 

The Backside y Coyote trail is a very easy out-and-back hike that is only 2.9 miles that runs through Cabo Pulmo National Park.  It is a bit deeper into the hills, but breathtaking views of the sea can still be seen from the trail, which takes about an hour and a half to complete.  With the two-hour drive from Los Cabos each way and the length of the hike, the total trip should take less than six hours to complete.   

Circuito Nasty 

The 5-mile Circuito Nasty trail is another easy option for a loop trail that will provide amazing views of the Baja coastline and the national park.  It takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete, so with the four-hour round trip travel time from Los Cabos, it will take up much of your day.  The trail is open year-round for visitors to hike or bike and is a great place to do a little bird watching along the way. 

Circuito Junior’s 

The Circuito Junior’s loop trail is the shortest of the five on this list, at only 0.8 miles long, and takes you a little bit deeper into the hills of Cabo Pulmo National Park.  It doesn’t have the amazing views of the sea that the other trails have, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have stunning scenery.  The trail, which takes less than 20 minutes to complete, is open year-round and frequented by other hikers.   

Hiking In And Around Los Cabos 

It’s important to remember that the sun gets very hot during the summer months in Los Cabos, so it’s a must to prepare for the heat.  There is also very little coverage along most of these trails due to the desert climate.  A good strong sunscreen and light, breathable clothing are highly recommended, as well as plenty of water.   

If you aren’t renting a vehicle during your Los Cabos vacation, there are other options for getting to these trails.  Taxis are a safe and secure option, but a tour will make the adventure even easier. 

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