Solitario Hike Red Cater Petrohue Falls


Starts and ends at:

9 am.Puerto Varas or Pto Montt. Return at 6.30 pm.


Vicente Perez Rosales National Park


1 Day


6 km 3.7 miles

Hours Walk:

2.30 hs.

Difficulty level:



Private vehicle with air conditioning


Gravel sandy. Mostly undulating and flat little shade.

Equipment to bring:

Water warm clothes according to weather and time of the year. Trekking shoes rain jacket sun and skin protection sunglasses hat. During last week of December to end of January wesr light colors. Avoid dark colors as black blue red brown etc so we avoid the horseflies.


Emergency equipment and first aid kit.


Box lunch.Entrance fee to Saltos de Petrohué Prrivate guide with Wilderness First responder Certificate

Not included:

Insurance tips.

Trip Overview

Today we will drive along a scenic road bordering the Llanquihue Lake which host one of the best scenic roads in the region. We will arrive to the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park oldest national park, founded in 1926. It covers an area of 251,000 hectares (619,970 acres), incorporating the park's center piece, Lago Todos los Santos, Saltos de Petrohué, and three commanding volcanoes: Osorno, Tronador and Puntiagudo.
We will continue the road up to the Confiteria at about 4600 feet from where we will enjoy our first short walk of the day going around a secondary crater whose red and orange colors stand out from the natural landscape. From here you will get one of the nicest views of the Calbuco Volcano which sits right in front of us at about 25 kms/ 16 miles of distance, time for a coffee at the base camp resto and head to the starting point of solitario trail. Here we will join the natural trail which introduces us into the deep forest with lichens and ferns that slowly change the landscape into drier terrain and cross the lava flow of the last eruption in 1869 to finally arrive to the spectacular Petrohue River rapids that flows to the estuary of Reloncavi As part of the excursion not to be missed the the Emerald Lake. Drive back to your hotel. Arrive at 18 hs approx.


What our customers say about
their experience traveling with us

Still have questions?

Patagonia Trails best trekking in chile contact us whatsapp

56 958330434

Patagonia Trails best hiking in chile contact us mail

Patagonia Trails trekking and hiking in chile contact us location

Fundo Laureles del Maullin Linea Nueva Llanquihue
Región De Los Lagos. Chile

patagonia trails explore the best hiking trails in chile patagonia