Pasochoa Forest Reserve, Quito

4.6
#2 of 10 in Nature in Quito
Take a relaxing hike through Pasochoa Forest Reserve, a protected cloud forest situated within an extinct volcanic crater. Five different trails of varying lengths and challenge levels ensure plenty of ways to access the biodiversity here, which includes 50 species of endemic Andean trees and wildlife such as foxes, deer, and mountain puma. Birdwatchers will find plenty to appreciate with over 100 avian species, many of them specific to Ecuadorian cloud forests. Bring a camera to capture the scenic backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Note that getting to the site is best in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pasochoa Forest Reserve and many more Quito attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Quito sightseeing website .
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  • What I liked most about Pasochoa was the ascent path to the top. unlike other Ecuadorian volcanoes, this one has plenty of vegetation and the road is quite pleasant. It's a slope, but with a basic physical endurance you can climb. There are also streams along the way and it is well signposted and safe.
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  • This is a beautiful forest preserve very close to the city. If you have a full extra day in your visit to Quito, it is worth the trip. Hiking shoes are a must and a rain coat just to be safe.  more »
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