Mirador Valle Venado
Contact: Franz Schubert
Duration: 1 Day
Ubication: RN Altos del Lircay
Starting point: Vilches
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How to get there:
The bus from Talca takes aprox. 2,5 hours for the 60 km, because there are many stops enroute. Please ask the bus driver from where exactly the bus is going back and at what time before exit the bus at Vilches. It’s supposed to be around 5pm and in high season there one more at 6pm.
If you go with your own car you can buy food in a small bakery store (panaderia on the right side of the road after passing the cemetery) in San Clemente, it’s open at 7.00. There is a gasoline station as well.
From the bus station in Vilches Alto you walk 5 minutes along a gravel road. You’ll see a small restaurant and a Coca Cola boot with many flags outside. This is a save place to park a car as well. This is the meeting point in case you want to hire a horse.
You could also buy some food there.
Continue for another 200 metres straight ahead, youŽll get to a locked gate. Hikers can cross the gate without problems. If you travel with your own car, you could ask the national park warden if he could open the gate. Telling them that you are staying in the Casa Chueca they might open it for you. To get to the Conaf administration, just go back a couple of metres and take the road to the left for another 100 metres. There you’ll find a restroom as well and a small exposition about the park.
Another 20 minutes from the gate you arrive at another warden station, where you have to pay the entrance fee of 3000$ (residentes 1000$)
Walk for another 20 minutes on the gravel road to the camping place. In case you go with your car, youŽll have to park it there.
From the camping place you don’t continue any longer on the gravel road. There is a small trail to the right, starting from there with the sign “Sendero de Chile, Enladrillado, Mirador Valle Venado”. This is the correct one.
Following the trail, you’ll pass a shelter and the intersection with the trail going up to the lake “Laguna del Alto”. After about 1,5 hours you get to another camp ground without infrastructure. There is a trail going up to the platform “Enladrillado”. We don’t take the route uphill, but cross the creek via a wooden bridge and follow the trail for another hour to get to the view point at about 1800 m. It’s spectacular.
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