ENG:Cascada del Parque Nacional La Campana
Although this trek can be done throughout the year, it is best to do it at the beginning of spring or the end of winter.
Auto Access and Road Status
Public Transport and Hitchhiking
Take Route 5 until the exit to Ocoa. Once left the route 5, continue to the south for 500 meters then turn right, there is signposting to La Campana, for Rabuco street in the west, after 1.4km the street turns south, continue on it until you reach the route f304 where you will have to turn left. Continue on this route for 7km until the asphalt ends. Turn right and in 30 meters turn left (south). After 2km, this road will take us to the entrance to the park.
Description of the route
From the nursery, one passes through an old vehicular footprint in a southerly direction. After 1.9 km passing through sectors of abundant Chilean Palms, and some viewpoints you reach the Casino sector, where it leaves a track to the right (west), if you follow it you will reach the Hail sector on the south side of the park , ride that is described (in reverse) in the P.N. La Campana, Ocoa. You must continue along the main road, the vegetation gradually decreases and the path slightly increases its slope. 4 km after the Casino sector, you will come to a fork. The main road will continue south to an old quartz mine, however the path will be taken to the left (east). This climbs steeply, but for a short time, after 10 minutes you will reach a viewpoint with a spectacular view of a rocky waterfall, surrounded by cacti in an environment of abundant Chilean palms. Although it is possible to return to the east side of the valley passing behind the waterfall following traces in diffuse parts, it will be advisable to return by the same route to avoid getting lost.
At a normal pace, this trekking should take about 3.5 hours. In MTB 2 hours will suffice, however there are many paths to explore.
Rates and schedules of La Campana National Park
In 2016, the entrance fees for La Campana National Park are the following:
- National: $ 2,300
- Foreign: $ 4000 (US$ 6.5 as of May 2018)
- In situation of disability: $ 1,200
- Greater than 60 years: $ 1,200
- National under 6 years: FREE
- National between 6 and 18 years old: $ 1,200
- Foreign: $ 2000 (US$ 3.3 as of May 2018)
- In situation of disability: FREE
The Park operates from 8 am to 6 pm from September to May, and from 9 am to 5 pm from May to August. Telephone +56332441342 / +56332443067
Horseback riding in La Campana National Park
To hire horses in the La Campana National Park, it is possible to contact Marco at +56967348561 and +56332271996. Marco Cobra $ 4,000 / hour per horse $ 4000 (US$ 6.5 as of May 2018). In two to three hours you can walk quite well the main forests of palms, and in three to five hours you can reach the waterfall and other points of interest of the park.
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View of Cerro La Campana from the palmar of Ocoa