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End of Section 1 and start of Section 2, at 2.17 miles. Photo
Abandoned Hacienda at .9 miles. Photo
Trailhead parking, mile 0.0  Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 1
by riolaja on May 09, 2013
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 2.3 miles
This Section of the trail is considered seasonal because during periods of high water in the Presa Allende, almost half of it’s distance, from the trailhead parking to beyond the abandoned hacienda, may be underwater.  This guide describes the trail during the dry period when hiking is possible, though this Section of the Rio runs nearly year round, boasting an abundance of waterfowl. The trail follows the upper right bank within the federal zone, however, there is...
Trailhead parking, Mile 0.0 Photo
ascend a steep slope on a well-worn trail Photo
Roadway under huge nogales trees Photo
Ruins of a bridge abutment Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 9
by riolaja on Jan 28, 2013
La Petaca, Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 2.7 miles
This section of the trail is accessible during most of the year.  Like Section 8, resource extraction, such as deep under-cuts in the land, have caused large sections of fields to drop away.  Highway 51 is visible or audible for much of the hike.  This section is 3.25 miles long, NOT 2.3 MILES, ending at San Ignacio. 
Trailhead parking, mile 0.0 Photo
Fork in the trail at a concrete post at .28 miles.   Photo
Collapsed stone structure in the river at 1.88 miles.  Photo
Modern looking white house.  Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 8
by riolaja on Jan 26, 2013
Lajas, Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 2.4 miles
The preferred trail here is on the right side of the river for the entirety of Section 8. Signs of resource extraction here in the riverbed are profuse. The trail has often eroded into river, also demolishing agricultural fields. Section 8 of the trail ends at the pueblito of Capilla de San Judas Tadeo, after 2.92 miles.    
At .22 miles, ascend up steps cut into embankment  Photo
At .63 miles, the trail will descend into an arroyo.  Photo
Diverse and abundant cactuses Photo
Trailhead parking, mile 0.0.  Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 12
by riolaja on Feb 11, 2013
Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 2.0 miles
This is the twelfth and northernmost segment of the Laja River Trail.  This trail is quite pleasant and would be good for mountain biking, with exception for a few steep ascents and descents and irrigation ditches. 
Trailhead parking, 0.0 Miles Photo
Trail descends into an arroyo. Photo
Carrizo stand Photo
Bridge from a distance Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 11
by riolaja on Feb 09, 2013
Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 5.9 miles
This trail is best traveled during dry season due to the need to travel in riverbed on occasion. There are lovely views to be observed, dense foliage, and abundant tree stands. The trail is a total of 3.1 miles long, NOT 5.9 miles as stated in the trail "statistics."
Trailhead parking, mile 0.0  Photo
On the Trail Photo
Water tank ruins Photo
Drop down to river  Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 2
by riolaja on Jan 08, 2013
Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 1.6 miles
This is a short, beautiful segment of the Rio Laja Trail, through large stands of willows. There is an impressive stone bridge ruin about 1 mile from the trailhead.  The trail is only 1.6 miles long. This section of the Rio Laja Trail is passable at all times of the year, and suitable for hiking and mountain biking. Follow the upper right riverbank to the on a faint path, to remain within the federal...
Entrance to Xote Water Park Photo
Trailhead parking, mile 0.0 Photo
Initial portion of the trail Photo
Culvert under road  Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 3
by riolaja on Jan 18, 2013
El Santuario, Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 3.0 miles
This Section of the Rio Laja Trail is passable at all times of the year and suitable for hiking and mountain biking.  As in Sections 1 and 2, the preferred trail is on the east or left bank and several places where the Rio may be crossed for most of the year. Portions of the trail along the upper bank are very difficult for walking. Many local walkers/bikers use an established trail running parallel, but outside of the Federal...
Trailhead parking, mile 0.0  Photo
At .45, the road runs into the river.  Photo
At mile .63 miles, descend slope Photo
Climb grassy, small hill where no path is visible Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 5
by riolaja on Jan 21, 2013
Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 2.5 miles
Depending on the time of year, it may be pleasant to walk in riverbed along slightly rolling grassy embankment to the right.  There are many pleasant grassy meadows to walk through on this trail, with many stands of mature willow trees to enjoy. It is considered one of the best Sections of the Laja to travel during any season.  Section 5 of the trail is in fact 2.64 miles long, ending at the Monasterio where Section 6...
End of Section 10, start of Section 11, at 3.02 miles. Photo
Electrical transformer on power pole to left, at 2.04 miles. Photo
Possible old hacienda, at 1.17 miles. Photo
A wire gate leads from a field, at .76 miles Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 10
by riolaja on Feb 08, 2013
La Petaca, Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 2.8 miles
This section of the trail is only navigable during the dry season, because much of the trail has been eroded and therefore necessitates travel in the riverbed. It as not pleasant as other sections comprising the network of trails along the Rio Laja. This trail is actually 3.02 miles long. 
Trailhead parking, mile 0.0 Photo
Follow trail to left Photo
Brick structure Photo
River crossing at .3 miles.   Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 6
by riolaja on Jan 23, 2013
Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 2.0 miles
This is one of the most highly recommended sections of the network of trails along the Laja. It does require much crossing (back and forth) between riverbanks, so is best traveled during drier parts of the year. The mountain biking is intermediate (plus) at the start, but turns into excellent novice/intermediate single track trail once ascending the left bank of river.  Section 6 of the trail ends at the Los Barrones, totaling 2.24 miles, not 2 miles as...
Cobblestone bridge crossing the river at .6 miles Photo
La Petaca bridge at .95 miles Photo
Cement “pass way” at mile 1.64 Photo
Sign at end of Section 7 and start of Section 8 at 2.43 miles Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 7
by riolaja on Jan 25, 2013
Lajas, Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 2.0 miles
Description: The right bank of the river has the preferred trail, as the left side travels up and down through carrizo fields.  This trail has many interesting features and is shaded by many large trees.  This section of the trail is 2.43 miles long and ends at the Puente Las Tumbas pueblito.  
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Trinidad and Tobago EL Cerro del Aripo
by SamuelFurlonge on Nov 12, 2012
Brasso Seco Village, Tunapuna/Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago
Hiking | 6.3 miles
Info from Island Hikers:The Trek To El Cerro Del Aripo  ..Sat 10th Nov'12 There is always a feeling of accomplishment to be able to climb Trinidad's tallest peak El Cerro Del Aripo (3085 ft or 940 m ). The summit is located along the main ridge of the Northern Range between the village's of Brasso Seco to the North and Aripo to the South.The easiest route to the summit can be access from La laja...
Trailhead parking, 0.0 Miles Photo
One of many fences along this trail Photo
Galeria Atotonilco Photo
End Section 4, start section 5 Photo
Rio Laja Trail - Section 4
by riolaja on Jan 20, 2013
Guanajuato, Mexico
Hiking | 2.8 miles
There is a good trail on opposite side of river, however, there is one dense stand of carrizo that requires circumnavigation and possible travel into private property. Section 4 of the trail is actually 3.55 miles long, ending at San Miguelito where Section 5 begins.