Posts Tagged: hiking loreto

Hiking in the Desert

By Dave Kelly, author of “Hiking Loreto” Desert Hiking is quite different from hiking through other terrains and offers truly unique rewards. If you aren’t familiar with it, you may think of the desert as hot, dry, harsh, hazardous and not very appealing. To the contrary, desert hiking can be extremely rewarding and pleasurable. The… Read more »

Hiking the Ranches of Loreto

By Dave Kelly and Trudi Angell No visit to Loreto is complete without a trip to historic San Javier, it’s peaceful village, and magnificent mission. On the scenic drive from Loreto, you’ll pass several working ranches, many that welcome visitors. Visiting a local ranch is a wonderful experience. The ranches are fully operational, and the… Read more »

Mountain Biking in Loreto

By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” While not as well known for mountain biking as are other areas in Baja, Loreto does offer some enjoyable rides for all abilities. With mountain biking growing in popularity, expect to see a rise in the number of trails being built in the area. For now, there are… Read more »

The Yellow Brick Road

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” The Yellow Brick Road is an easy short hike with an optional longer loop, and wonderful views. This hike is just a short drive from Loreto and easy to find. Drive south from Loreto on Highway Mexico 1 past Nopolo and Loreto Bay. As the highway reaches the… Read more »

Emerald City

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” If there is a heart of the Sierra Giganta, the Emerald City arroyo is one of its major arteries. Close to Loreto and just off the San Javier road, this hike is relatively easy at the beginning and most hikers can easily reach the first waterfall without too… Read more »

Puerto Escondido, Tabor Canyon, and the Tripui Hills

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” Located about 10 miles south of Loreto is the picturesque Puerto Escondido. The port is under new management and is currently going through major renovations. The port has a full service marina, grocery store, PepeGina’s restaurant, RV park, and the Tripui hotel. The groundskeeper at the Tripui Hotel… Read more »

Cerro San Bruno

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  By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto”     Strolling down the Malecón in Loreto and looking north, one can’t help but see the large rolling peak looming over the sea across from Isla Coronado.  This is Cerro San Bruno, and at 2,240 feet, a great adventure hike well worth the effort. You will be… Read more »

Loreto’s Isla Coronado

By Dave Kelly, co-author of Hiking Loreto Isla Coronado can be seen to the north of Loreto and is located in the Bay of Loreto National Marine Park. It is the smallest of the five uninhabited islands within this beautiful National Park. It is one of the only places in Loreto where white sandy beaches… Read more »

Misión to Misión: Hiking the Old Road to San Javier

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By Dave Kelly, author of “Hiking Loreto Guidebook” The historic Misión of our Lady of Loreto was built in 1697 by the Jesuit Priest Juan Maria de Salvatierra. It was the first Spanish settlement in the Americas and was built with the purpose of evangelizing this new territory. In 1699 Father Francisco Maria Piccolo established a… Read more »