The weather conditions in the central area and the humidity in the Valdivian rainforest encourage biological diversity. The mount is dwelled by bandurrias (buff-necked ibis), tiuques (chimangos), foxes and the singular monito del monte, the smallest marsupial in the world, which is very hard to spot.
One of the water bodies in the reserve is the Pilhue Lagoon, reached through several hiking trails. Likewise, children may enjoy the playground in the recreational area.
Finally, in one of the vantage points on Mount Ñielol, an impressive panoramic view of all Temuco may be caught. It is in this very place, known as Patagua, five chamemules (or wooden statues) have been raised to commemorate the 1881 parliament. In this historical date, the Mapuche people granted part of their territories to build the city, declaring the armistice and putting an end to the struggles against the Spanish colonists in the Araucano region.
Source:Huiña- Pukios Difusión de la Biodiversidad
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Useful DataHow to get there
Follow Arturo Prat Street up to the vehicle path that goes up the mount, 10 blocks from the main square.Bear in mind
A picturesque restaurant stands next to the vantage point. It is surrounded by a beautiful landscaped area featuring various tree species. The civil association known as “Tree’s Friends” has put a sign at each specimen to indicate their names and main characteristics.