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Uploaded 2016. február 27.

Recorded február 2016

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716 m
571 m
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7,1 km

Megtekintve 1541 alkalommal, letöltve 23 alkalommal

közel Ángeles, Alajuela (Republic of Costa Rica)

This is a hike to a waterfall on the Cajon River and then back to the start point in Atenas. It is based on the Wiki trail Catarata Rio Cajon (submitted by Guifran). Some of this track may be on private property, after ascending a stair case and following a road there was a gate across the road, fortunately the owner was leaving just as I was so no fence climbing was required.

Edit: See the comments section below! To avoid private property - "take the left when you see the telecommunication tower". If anyone is successful please post details below! Thanks.

Some nice neighborhoods, the river walking wasn't easy (jumping from stone to stone) but at one point I did pick up a narrow path on the south side of the river. The river may not be navigable in all seasons. It was the dry season when I hiked, water levels were low and hiking on the banks and river bed was manageable. The highlight is definitely the waterfall, retracing your steps from the waterfall (like Guifran's entry) is also a good option.

I parked my car in a small parkette just off the main road (highway #3). There are several places for refreshment along this road.
Intersection

Intersection 1

Turn left here
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Intersection 2

Just after a downhill hairpin turn, take a left
Folyó

River Y

Small path led down to the river, follow it upstream to your left. The river splits into two sections going down stream.
Vízesés

Waterfall

Very nice
Waypoint

Steps

There is a series of concrete steps that get you up the side of the river. It is a significant climb!
Waypoint

Steps top

In case anyone is thinking of doing the trail in reverse.
Intersection

Intersection 3

Turn left, the road takes you back to town
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Intersection 4

Left back onto the main road.
Intersection

Bar

Food, drink and just down the street is the small parkette.

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  • Fénykép Roberto J Galindo

    Roberto J Galindo 2016.08.30.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    We went in the rainy season on a sunny Saturday. Levels of the river increase tremendously during the rain storms and drag a lot of debris. Trail was pretty clear to follow except for those Rock hopping moments. Owner of land above stairs (those were a lot of stairs) wasn't around so, had to pry gate open. Loved the small stores with great selection of beverages after a good sweat down the waterfall treck.

  • Fénykép Roberto J Galindo

    Roberto J Galindo 2016.08.30.

    Locals were a huge resource to getting to the right spot to start trail. Even cab drivers knew where to get us started.

  • Fénykép Port flora

    Port flora 2016.08.30.

    When I did the hike I was thinking I would never be able to get up the river's embankment and then out of nowhere this amazing set of steps (and there was a lot of them).

  • Fénykép Roberto J Galindo

    Roberto J Galindo 2016.08.30.

    A remarkable discovery for sure

  • raqofm 2017.03.06.

    Amazing spot but I would NOT recommend going up the stairs as an attempted way out. We did this and got to the gate, which was shut and locked. This gate closes off several houses from the road beyond, and one man from a nearby house yelled at us that it was prohibited for us to be there and when I said we were trying to get to the road (in Spanish, I'm tica), he replied for us to go back the way we came. I said we came from the river and he said ok go back that way. Not awesome going up all those stairs just to encounter a dead end with a grumpy old jerk and have to walk all the way back down!

  • Fénykép Port flora

    Port flora 2017.03.06.

    yes, just as I noted in my description. A warning sign at the bottom would be really nice.

  • Fénykép Monica5

    Monica5 2017.03.13.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    PLEASE READ BEFORE TAKING THIS TRAIL ** We followed this route today. The waterfall was amazing, no disappointment there. The stairs to get out are a bit exhausting but manageable...the problem was the fence. The owner of the property you have to cross to get to the main road is really mad, apparently several people have already taken this trail; this is absolutely understandable, I wouldn't like to have strangers walking in my property either. My recommendation is that you take the left when you see the telecommunication tower with the 'Private Property' sign; this way you can walk just next to this guy's fence without trespassing his property. It won't be as easy as the other way around but it is the right thing to do and you would avoid any confrontation with that guy

  • Fénykép Port flora

    Port flora 2017.03.13.

    Great, thanks for the tip. Hopefully hikers will read this and pay attention to it!

    Is it a left at the top of the stairs??

    Muchos gracias!

  • Zsoltee 2018.07.09.

    BEWARE! This route doesn't exist anyone. I tried going reverse and at the problematic property now even the alternative path is closed by double barbed wire!

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