20 of the Best Hiking Trails in and Around Cabo

Looking to explore hiking trails in and around East Cape Cabo? Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just taking the family out for an easy walk to take in the scenery and get a little exercise, Cabo’s trails are guaranteed to provide exquisite views of mountains, sand, and sea.

Be sure to inform someone of your destination and return time, wear comfortable shoes, apply plenty of sunscreen, and carry water to stay hydrated as you check out these hiking trails around the region.

  1. Eureka

    • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
    • Length: 1.5 miles
    • Elevation gain: 370 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    Just minutes from Costa Palmas Resort, this rocky but relatively easy hiking trail through desert landscape provides exceptional views of the sea from the top. Perfect for watching a sunset.

  2. Circuito Cerro de Las Antenas y Los Venados

    • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
    • Length: 4.2 miles
    • Elevation gain: 938 feet
    • Type: Loop

    Although there are some rocky paths, steep climbs, and little shade, this desert loop is considered an easy to moderate hike. The views of the Bay of Cabo San Lucas from the top of Cerro de Las Antenas promise to be photo-worthy.

  3. Los Barriles Paseo en la Playa

    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Length: 2.9 miles
    • Elevation gain: 62 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    Walk on the clean white beach with opportunities to see dolphins, fish, rays, and birds.

  4. Cerro Los Barriles

    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Length: 1.9 miles
    • Elevation gain: 370 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    Hike this popular desert trail to the cross atop of Cerro Los Barriles for your reward of phenomenal views of the sea. The trails are fairly well marked and in good condition.

  5. Playa los Barriles Norte

    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Length: 3.2 miles
    • Elevation gain: 124 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    Walk barefoot in the sand while you look for whales, dolphins, and birds.

  6. Los Barriles Plateau

    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Length: 4.1 miles
    • Elevation gain: 797 feet
    • Type: Loop

    This inland trail takes you to a mesa overlooking the city and the Gulf of California

  7. Cascada Sol de Mayo

    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Length: 0.6 mile
    • Elevation gain: 78 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    No dogs are allowed on this popular trail used for birding, walking and hiking that takes you to the Sol de Mayo Waterfall and swimmable oasis. Although there are ropes and railings to help you climb to the top of the falls to view the lagoon, it is steep. Be prepared to pay 220 pesos per person to use this route.

  8. Canon de La Zora

    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Length: 2.1 miles
    • Elevation gain: 347 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    Like Cascade Sol de Mayo, this trail takes you to a freshwater lagoon where you can cool off in the waterfall. Bring cash to pay the per-person user rate of 220 pesos.

  9. Aguas Termales Santa Rita

    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Length: 1.0 mile
    • Elevation gain: 154 feet
    • Type: Loop

    This route takes you through the river between the canyon to pools of fresh and warm water springs.

  10. Circuito Cabo Pulmo

    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Length: 6.0 miles
    • Elevation gain: 830 feet
    • Type: Loop

    Just north of the town of Cabo Pulmo, this trail leads you around the hills of Cabo Pulmo National Park with views of sandy beaches and the sea.

  11. Cabo Pulmo—Mirado Pergola

    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Length: 2.7 miles
    • Elevation gain: 209 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    Head out from the small town of Cabo Pulmo to a low hill with views of the Gulf of California.

  12. Circuito Nasty

    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Length: 5.0 miles
    • Elevation gain: 807 feet
    • Type: Loop

    Just north of the city of Cabo Pulmo you’ll find this fairly well-marked trail through the hills of Cabo Pulmo National Park.

  13. Backside y Coyote

    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Length: 2.9 miles
    • Elevation gain: 580 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    Hikers share this Cabo Pulmo National Park trail with horses and mountain bikers.

  14. Cerro El Pulmo

    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Length: 0.8 miles
    • Elevation gain: 416 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    Hike to the top of Cerro El Pulmo for spectacular vistas of sand and sea on this trail just north of the city of Cabo Pulmo.

  15. Circuito Junior’s

    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Length: 0.8 miles
    • Elevation gain: 75 feet
    • Type: Loop

    Although this trail is popular for hiking, mountain biking, and birding, you’ll still find solitude during less busy times. The hills in Cabo Pulmo National Park provide incredible views of white sand beaches and the water.

  16. Cerro El Pulmo Sendero Pila

    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Length: 1.6 miles
    • Elevation gain: 469 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    This lesser-known climb to the top of Cerro el Pulmo is quite steep but short and the views of the Gulf of California make it worth the trek.

  17. Lollipop — Floating Rock — West Loop — Vista

    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Length: 2.8 miles
    • Elevation gain: 357 feet
    • Type: Loop

    Take this route through the hills in Cabo Pulmo National Park to experience multiple trails and expansive views of sea, sky, and sandy beaches.

  18. Liz’s Arroyo a E-Loop

    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Length: 2.9 miles
    • Elevation gain: 282 feet
    • Type: Loop

    This desert trail takes hikers, bikers and walkers south through the hills of Cabo Pulmo National Park for incredible views of the sunset, water, and beaches.

  19. Liz’s Arroyo—East Loop—Fig Tree

    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Length: 1.0 miles
    • Elevation gain: 78 feet
    • Type: Out and back

    Offering an alternative to the more moderate hike on the E-Loop, the Fig Tree Loop through the hills of Cabo Pulmo National Park provides a shorter and easier trek without sacrificing views.

  20. Circuito Bench

    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Length: 5.5 miles
    • Elevation gain: 741 feet
    • Type: Loop

    Take the family on this desert loop trail through Cabo Pulmo National Park for a day of exercise, nature watching, and impressive views.

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