Pingo Waterfall / Cascada Pingo


  • Operated: From October to April, but it depends on conditions.
  • Start: CONAF Office at Guardaría Grey
  • End: CONAF Office at Guardaría Grey
  • Trek Time: 4 hours return
  • Distance: 6.5km return
  • Difficulty: High, (Guide required)
  • Experience Required: You need to be reasonably fit and accustomed to long walks.
  • Altitude Gain: 191m


This trail starts at a point to Guardaría Grey in the west section of the park, just in front of the Pingo restaurant and the entrance to Grey beach. After walking for almost 1 hour, you will enter the Pingo Valley, which is one of the last places of pristine beauty with almost no human intervention. Also, this area was not touched by previous park fires, thus keeping the flora and fauna intact.

As you walk through the forest there will be ascents and descents, but when you get to a clearing in the woods you will receive a different perspective of the Paine Range. Also, with some luck you may be able to see flora and fauna that is quite different from that found in the rest of the park.

After walking between 2 and 2.5 hours, you will arrive at the viewpoint of the Pingo Cascade (Pingo Waterfall). At this point you can rest for lunch before returning by the same trail back to the start.

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