Baja California Sur is a treasure trove for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the natural beauty of our region. Among the myriad of thrilling experiences offered in Los Cabos, hiking stands out as an exhilarating way to be immersed in the untamed wilderness and discover hidden gems tucked away along rugged trails. From breathtaking desert vistas to jaw-dropping seaside cliffs, our landscape boasts hiking trails that cater to every adventurer's craving for exploration and skill level.

Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park

For a hiking experience unlike any other, venture into the mesmerizing depths of Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park. Situated along the rugged coastline of the Sea of Cortes, this marine sanctuary offers a network of coastal trails that wind through pristine desert landscapes and lead to secluded beaches where the desert meets the sea. 

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Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve

The Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve is the heart of Baja California Sur’s wilderness. Home to an ecosystem teeming with endemic flora and fauna, this UNESCO-protected reserve features treks along winding paths shaded by towering palms to cascading waterfalls and crystalline pools hidden within lush canyon walls.

Cabo San Lucas Lighthouse

This out-and-back trail is considered fairly easy with a steady incline winding from the Quivira Golf Club to the Cabo San Lucas Lighthouse, perched atop the mountain. From the summit, hikes can view Cabo Falso, with the ruins of the old lighthouse, Playa El Faro, and the Pacific Ocean. Its unobstructed views make it a popular spot to watch the sunset. 

Fox Canyon

A journey into the tranquil oasis that is perhaps the best-kept secret in Los Cabos awaits on a day trip to Fox Canyon. Located 1.5 hours north of Cabo San Lucas in the middle of the desert, this hidden gem boasts a network of trails meandering through lush palm groves to a series of secluded waterfalls and natural pools. 

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Cerro del Vigía

Conquer the summit of Cerro del Vigía, the highest peak in the Los Cabos region. Located just a stone's throw from San José del Cabo, this strenuous route is best reserved for experienced hikers. Local guides take groups on daily treks to the mountaintop which offers sweeping views of the surrounding city, coastline, and the shimmering waters of the Sea of Cortés.

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Mount Solmar 

This challenge brings hikers 440 feet over Lands End, offering unparalleled views. The trail is on private property, but the landowner hosts guided hikes setting off from his dog training camp, conveniently located near Cabo San Lucas' marina, and includes the option of a four-legged hiking companion. The thrilling ascent includes intermittent steep and slippery segments necessitating minor rock climbing but remains manageable for most adventurers, requiring 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. 

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