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La Campana National Park

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Pure Nature at La Campana National Park

Charles Darwin climbed to the top Cerro La Campana (1828 m) in 1834, and the area has been a magnet for nature lovers ever since. It was declared a National Park in 1967 and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1985.

You'll marvel at the fact that here, less than 100 km from Santiago, you can explore a huge forest full of Chilean palm trees (Jubaea chilensis) and central Chile's sclerophyllous vegetation.

The park is home to several campgrounds and a series of trails. The Andinista (eight hours round trip) starts in the Granizo sector and leads to the summit of La Campana, the second highest peak in the Coastal Mountain Range. From there you'll be able to see the peaks of the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Watch your step and follow the beaten path- improvisation can be dangerous here.

The 5.5 km Peumos-Portezuelo de Ocoa trail also starts from Granizo but is just six hours roundtrip and is the perfect option for those who want to observe the park's flora and fauna. Try to go all the way to the Ocoa Valley Lookout; its stunning view will make you forget that you are in one of Chile's most populated regions.

 

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Getting There

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By Bus
Public buses from Santiago stop 1 km from the park entrance.
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By Car

You can reach the area via the Granizo sector of the municipality of Olmué, 50 km east of Valparaíso or via Ocoa, 98 km northwest of Santiago.

From Viña del Mar to Olmué, take the Troncal Sur highway northeast to Limache (Olmué is 12 km from the city).

From Santiago to Olmué (2 hours), take Route 5 North to the rotary. Then follow the road to Til Til west up La Dormida Hill.

In Olmué, Av. Granizo connects to the road to Granizo or Cajón Grande.

The Ocoa sector can be reached through the municipality of Hijuelas (Route 5 North, at km 98) as you head towards the town of Ocoa on Route F 304 northeast approximately 14 km.You can catch a bus in La Calera or Hijuelas to Rabuco-Ocoa, which is about 6 km from the entrance.

 


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