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Mount Coconetla - Basic Level - New Route

Hosted by the Consul of the Mexico City Hiking & Outdoors Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 04 Aug 08:00 - 16:00

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Mount Coconetla

It's the highest point of the Cañada de los Dinamos (Generators Valley). Mount Coconetla has been since pre hispanic times a center for the adoration of Tlaloc the rain deity. It presents a wall of 3,360 m high which is used for rock climbing. At the top we'll find a contemporary petro- engraving. The hike will take us approximately between 2 and 4 hours depending on the pace of the group. The route is a circuit.

Mount La Coconetla is located in Parque Nacional Los Dinamos (National Park The Dynamos) in the municipality of Magdalena Contreras in Mexico City. The name of the Dynamos comes from the old electric water generator plants that supplied electricity for the textile manufacturers located in the area.

Our hike starts at the 4th Dinamo (Dynamo Protected content msnm), where we'll cross the Cienaga Creek and continue climbing toward Mount La Coconetla (3,361 msnm) also known as “Acoconetla” which means "water children". From this point we'll be able to see Mount Tarumba (3,458 msnm).

One of the last live rivers in Mexico City is born in La Coconetla, El Rio Magdalena ( Magdalena River), it goes across the park reaching neighborhoods like San Jerónimo, El Pedregal, and Coyoacan.

Please bring with you:

Adequate footwear - Hiking boots or shoes or at least sneakers.

• 1 Lt water
• Sunblock
• Waterproof jacket and trousers in case it rains.
• Recommended light fabric shirts
• Hat & sunglasses
• Trekking poles (recommended)

Signaling is scarce along Mexican hiking routes, so don’t expect us to constantly follow a trail. Any questions please post below!

IMPORTANT: We are carpooling! If you can bring your own car, please post this in the activity wall and indicate how many people you could take with you. If you need a ride please post a message too so that others can offer a lift. If you are getting a ride, please collaborate with gas, tolls and car-wash.