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Hacienda Guachipelin

Intermediate
 4.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The whole enchilada! 27 km of singletrack with great views of the low lands and the volcano.


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16.8

Miles

27.0

KM

100%

Singletrack

2,572' 784 m

High

1,103' 336 m

Low

1,825' 556 m

Up

1,840' 561 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Trails are open every day. No alcohol or forbidden substances in the property. Riders should sign a waiver and have their own medical insurance.

Overview

A great ride on an all natural, man-made trail. This ride is fresh and cool because of the altitude and the forest that you ride through. You'll also enjoy great views of the volcano and the lowlands. Along the way, riders will encounter natural obstacles, rivers, downhills with rocks, rock gardens, and river crossings.

Need to Know

Admission fee is $10. Bring cash or credit card for a beer and lunch. Santa Cruz bikes can be rented on site.

Description

The ride starts at the Adventure Center, taking you through the forested trails up to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. You'll ride up alongside Rio Blanco. This section is called Oropendula Jaguarundi, and it has three short hard uphills, two rock gardens, and some roots.

You'll then start descending back to Hacienda Guachipelin, and there are three bridges, a few table tops, and stream to cross. This section of the ride goes alongside Rio Colorado.

At the Adventure Center, you continue with La Leona y Victoria, again riding alongside a river on a mostly shaded trail. Again, this is an all natural trail, with natural obstacles. This section requires a little more experience as there are rocks, three steep uphills, two short and one a bit longer. The downhill sections are more technical. Then as you return to the Adventure Center to complete the ride, you have to cross four streams, only two sections can be ridden.

History & Background

The trail is located at the foot of an active volcano, right next Costa Rica's most visited national park. The property used to be an extensive cattle ranch that has been converted into a nature retreat with lots of adventures.

Contacts

Land Manager: Hacienda Guachipelin

Shared By:

Jose Batalla

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Photos

Riding at La Leona can't help but put a smile on your face.
Jan 4, 2017 near Liberia, CR
Riding through a tree is just one of many exciting features at Jaguarundi.
Jan 4, 2017 near Liberia, CR
A group of riders cruise the table top at Jaguarundi.
Jan 4, 2017 near Liberia, CR
A pair of riders flies down the trail at La Leona.
Jan 8, 2017 near Liberia, CR
Out enjoying the Oropendula Jaguarundi Trail.
Jan 4, 2017 near Liberia, CR

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