On a glimpse

Distance walked: 10.6 Km / 6.6 Mi
Duration (actual walking time): ~ 3h
Ascent – Descent: 669 – 641 m / 2,195 – 2,103 ft
Elevation at start: 1,007 m / 3,304 ft
Top elevation: 1,600 m / 5,250 ft

Check map, route and more data here

Environment: Mixed vegetation. Steep terrain. Partially shaded.
Highlights: on a clear day, views to the North-west territory and Honduras..


The legend says El Peñón (The Crag) de Cayaguanca is a meteorite embedded on the side of the hill. The truth is this hike takes you across countryside through different plantations, small farms and peasants houses. Local people will always greet you with a warm smile.
There are some steep sections, specially before reaching this massive crag on the side of the mountain, right on the limits with Honduras.

Mix and Match
Complete your day with a visit to any of this interesting places:

  • La Palma, a colorful town. Great spot to get the most representative handcrafts from El Salvador.
  • Cihuatán, the largest archaeological park in the country (note all archaeological parks are closed on Monday).
  • Longer hike El Rosario – Cayaguanca – El Pital (18.65 Km / 11.59 Mi) also available on demand. Check data here.