Cascada de Los Duendes
Mirador Lago Gutierrez
Visit Cascada de Los Duendes and Mirador Lago Gutierrez for a nice day/afternoon out. From the entrance of the park to the waterfall is about 15-20 minutes and the walk takes you through the forest.
At the base of the waterfall you will find some rocks to sit on and enjoy the view. This part of the hike is very crowded, especially in the weekends when local Argentinians get here to picknick.
From here you can walk up to mirador Lago Gutierrez, this will take you about 40 minutes. At the last part the trail is very steep with loose gravel so that can be very slippery. Wear sturdy footwear. The view from the top makes the trip all worth it. You can see the lake, the small village of Los Coihues and Cerro Catedral with all the ski areas.
How to get to Cascada de Los Duendes and Mirador Lago Gutierrez
Take bus 50 from the city center to Los Coihues. They will let you out at the lake or on the road that leads to the lake. From there you need to walk along the road to the entrance of the park for about 2,3 kilometers on a gravel road.
For the bus you need a SUBE card. You can buy this at a kiosk or maybe you have already bought one in Buenos Aires. The card itself costs 130 peso and you need to charge it.
A bus ticket is 45 peso per person and you need to swipe the card once you board the bus. If you board the bus tell the driver were you want to go so he can charge you the right amount.
If you get here with your own car please don’t put you valuables in plain sight.
How much does Cascada de Los Duendes and Mirador Lago Gutierrez cost
The hike is free! The bus ticket is 45 peso per person one way.