We were surprised to find a clearing in the forest where several benches made of local wood were ready to help us have a momentary rest.
Juan told us: “We will reach a 90-meter-high cascade. That is the height we have to sort out. I always warn everyone in case they prefer to wait here until we come back”. “A good place to enjoy reading by the murmuring creek”, was our thought.
We went through a myrtle-tree forest with huge rocks. The roots of these trees were at sight and entwined with the rocks giving shape to an uneven ground. The reddish hue of the trunks gave color to the surroundings: everything around was like cinnamon.
With great surprise, we came across several small works of engineering made with logs: rails and steps on the ground let us sort out obstacles easily. These aids were very well built and in perfect harmony with the local nature.
The birds, used to the silence, felt we were invading them. A small chucao with orange chest, brown head and very powerful trill detected our presence. It surely lived without any fear as this is not a very popular place for visitors.
We made a halt at a viewpoint and Juan encouraged us as we were very near our destination. The sound of the water reached our ears and gave evidence that he was not lying.
Reaching the waterfall on foot meant having reached our destination and enjoying the fantastic force of the waters but also a strategic observation spot. We saw the source of the waterfall, Queulat Fjord and the Queulat River and the Southern Road. Everything was there for us to enjoy it to the utmost.
We can just watch nature and enjoy it. This time, we chose to interact and receive that endless satisfaction resulting from the effort made amidst nature.
Trail: low difficulty at the first stretch and intermediate difficulty at the higher part. Even though it is well sign-posted, it is not advisable to go there alone, especially due to the steep slopes.Tour type
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Hiking tours and kayaking activities are available for guests at the Ecolodge cabin resort and also for day visitors (subject to vacancy).
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