trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles
There are 3 hikes promoted out of Villa O’Higgins.
Most popular is the short Mirador (Viewpoint) Trail taking you up above town.
Few do the Altavista Trail. On a perfect day I saw only 3 other hikers.
To find the trailhead walk out of town and over the bridge.
Oddly, in 2019, you had to climb over a fence to get to the signed trailhead.
The trail winds up and along the Mayer river. Easy going.
On a clear day there are terrific views to surrounding pristine wilderness.
As skies were starting to cloud up, I stopped at the second and final viewpoint marked on the Maps.me route. El Loco.
Back at the bridge I bumped into some folks from Argentina who’d I’d met on a previous hike. They drove me back to Villa O’Higgins. Nice.