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Cerro El Roble from the summit of [Cerro La Campana
. Diciembre de 2016]]

Summit of El Roble unusually snowed, August 11, 2007. Photo: Constanza Miranda

Ruta del Cerro El Roble

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Summary (editar)
Activity Montaña
Location Chile, Santiago (Cordillera Costa)
Scenery Atractiva
Atractions Vistas panorámicas, Bosque, Flora atractiva, Parque Privado
Duration 1 día
Effort 8 dopihoras
Difficulty Muy Fácil (Ver escala)
Trail Siempre Claro
Signage Adecuado
Infraestructure Inexistente
Altitude 2208
Topology Ida y Retorno por la misma ruta
Gain/Loss (meters) +1118, -156 (±1274)
Distance (k) 19.64 (round trip)
(*) Desde el portón. Puede acortarse considerablemente avanzando más en vehículo
Mean altitude 1741
Original creator Juan Pablo Ortega
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Map of the route

Appropriate time

It can be done all year. The ideal time is May, when the oaks are red. The second best time is in the winter months, when the Andean mountain range is snowy and superb, and you have a great view of Monte Aconcagua and company.


By car

Map of access to the Oak. The starting point is marked with a star. Image: Dirección de Vialidad

From Santiago, you must take the Pan-American highway (route 5) in the north direction. The detour to Rungue is at kilometer 54. You must take that exit and enter the town. Where the street ends, we must turn left and, a few meters further on, turn right (the street ends anyway) to cross an estuary. Immediately after crossing the estuary, you should turn left, and begin to skirt the estuary along a gravel road in good condition. The Rungue reservoir will then be bordered. After 3.9 kilometers from the Pan-American highway, there is a detour to the right ("A Caleu") which must be taken. This road, also gravel in good condition, goes through the valley and ascends progressively. Approximately on the 11th kilometer from the turnoff (14.9 from the Pan-American Highway) Caleu has been reached and a fork arises: you must take the left, which continues up the hill. 970 meters above, just before the passage to the valley of Olmué, the path to the oak tree appears on the right.

In public transport and hitchhiking

From the La Paz bus terminal, located on Avenida La Paz and Dávila Baeza street, daily buses depart for Til Til, from 6 AM and every 15 minutes. At 16.00, a bus leaves for Caleu. Passage value $ 1,600. It is quite a busy road, so the possibilities of hitchhiking are rather high.

View to the Bell in the direction of the west. June 2006
Mount Aconcagua and the Andes mountain range, August 11, 2007. Photo: Constanza Miranda
Vehicular road with snow, August 11, 2007. Photo: Constanza Miranda

Description of the rout

Altitude profile of the route
The route begins at the port (1,243 masl), where access must be canceled. It is very clear to the top, because it is a path for the construction and maintenance of the antennas of the summit. From the port of access, you should start towards the west. The road climbs without stopping to the summit. The first section is by the edge of this southern foothill of the hill. 730 meters further on and 166 msnm of altitude the file that divides the Caleu valley and Olmué is reached. To the west, we have
Ascent section. June 2006
beautiful views of the palmar of Ocoa and La Campana. Shortly after this first view of the Olmué valley, a pedestrian bifurcation appears (1682 meters above sea level). However, in this sense, it is not in this position. El Roble only has two shipments that reach the summit.

Later, in the oak forest, and then a hard zig-zag begins. Shortly before the summit you can see some towers of the transmission line. The summit (2,222 meters above sea level) is a flat for large, with telecommunications services that detract from the feeling of nature, but in all ways the view is impressive.

Expected time

  • Trekking: 4 hours from the gate. The entry of motorized vehicles is prohibited. Cars are parked 500 meters from the port indicating the entrance.


  • Checklist: Aunque sepas perfectamente lo que debes llevar, es preferible chequearlo al empacar. Esta ruta ha sido clasificada como Type 1 equipment checklist: low altitude route, without camping, snow or cold.
  • The ascent on a bicycle and any motorized vehicle is not allowed.
  • Camping is prohibited.
  • The entry of pets is prohibited.
  • It is forbidden to carry out a fire or to intervene in the spaces of the sanctuary.
  • Do not extract flora.

The entrance schedule is from 08:30 am to 12:00 hrs. Sometimes many people arrive and cut the income before, so it is advisable to arrive early. At 2:00 a park ranger indicates to the visitors the moment of descent. The request of the park rangers must be respected. The doors close at 17:30 hrs.

Weather forecast


  • THERE IS NO OFFICIAL WEB PAGE OF CERRO EL ROBLE, The administration has only a Facebook page, through which it is possible to communicate directly with people who work in the sanctuary. This is the link: https://www.facebook.com/SantuariodelaNaturalezaCerroelRoble/
  • The sanctuary is administered by the administrative commission of the Sanctuary (CAS), three of its members are currently: Carmen Villalón (982461332), José Luis Rojas (973859834) and Nelson Villanueva (976455256).

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