SAN VICENTE VOLCANO (CHICHONTEPEC)

On a glimpse

Distance walked: 13.5 Km / 8.4 Mi
Duration (actual walking time): ~ 6h
Ascent – Descent: 1,154 – 1,166 m / 3,786 – 3,825 ft
Elevation at start: 1,042 m / 3,419 ft
Top elevation: 2,112 m / 6,929 ft

Check map, route and more data here.

Environment: some cobblestoned road and coffee plantations. The top is covered by dense cloud forest. Some scrambling needed. Mostly shaded.
Highlights: a real challenge, specially to reach the top. On a clear day great views to the Pacific Ocean.

Summary
The 2nd tallest volcano : San Vicente (aka Chichontepec). It’s twin-peaked shape are sections of the collapse of and old crater. Nowadays it shows activity in the form of fumaroles on the skirts.
The walk starts in a small village on the Western slope of the volcano. The first minutes are on dirt and cobblestone roads. Then turn to steep trails among coffee plantations and the last section (the steepest) is in the cloud forest.

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