Hiking in Bajo Mono, Boquete

Recently, I was invited to hike the Pipeline Trail, or the Lost Waterfall trail with some friends. It was a very interesting drive to find the trail, as I talked about in my last post with rock walls, waterfalls, and hidden castles. For directions and helpful photos to help you find this trail, check out this page from the Boquete Travel Guide.

It is the end of the summer dry season now, but the area is still very beautiful. We didn’t hike all the way to the end of the trail because other hikers said there is no water in the waterfall right now, but we hiked enough to see plenty of beautiful spots, and even a couple of the reclusive resplendent quetzals which was a surprise.

I haven’t done much hiking in Panama, but I was glad I went on this one. I enjoyed spending time with good friends, and it was amazing to see a couple quetzals! Many have gone looking and haven’t found them at all. I’m sending out a big thank you to the tour guides who happened to be on the path, because without them I could easily have walked right on by and not realized what was in the trees.

Maybe I should go hiking more often.



About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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10 Responses to Hiking in Bajo Mono, Boquete

  1. kjscapper says:

    You are slowly developing a scenic picture book of the region. Bravo!


  2. schuttzie says:

    Really beautiful shots of the natural surroundings and beautiful wildlife. Thank you for taking me on our hike 🙂


  3. Wow the glass winged butterfly is incredible. And how lucky you were to spot a couple of splendid quetzals.


  4. Anonymous says:

    Absolutly stunning pictures. Can not wait to do this hike.
    You made it feel like we along with you… thank you!


  5. Carole says:

    We had gone into the mountains of Boquete with a guide, but were not as lucky as you to see the Quetal. It was a great day for you, they are o beautiful I would have loved to see one. Thanks for sharing the photos of them.


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