Before heading into the mountains check up-to-date trail info, & register your trek intentions with the National Park office in Bariloche, Pampa Linda or online.
All refuges are currently open for the 2013/2014 season, but be aware there is still snow on the mountain passes to many of the route between the refuges are still closed (as of 03 Dec 2103).
The best one day trek in the Nahuel Huapi National Park! A combination of rugged mountains, cool lakes and pleasant forest. Excellent views to Tronador
From Cerro Catedral take the Gondola, then chairlift: $75 (one way - summer 2013) lift details. Walk about 1k to the pass. From there it's a traverse following red dots marked on the rocks (with a small section of scrambling) until you reach Roca Inclinada after about 2 hours. Pass through the 'Cancha de Futbol' and drop down to Laguna Schmol. Another 45 minutes onto Laguna Toncek (Refugio Frey). Most people return via the normal route, descending through the forest, about 3 - 4 hours to Villa Catedral.
Free camping at Refugio Frey. Refugio Frey prices
Bariloche - Villa Catedral (Cerro Catedral): During summer there are public buses about once an hour between 7.00am and 8.00pm starting from the Bus terminal, passing through the centre of Bariloche then alternately going along Avenida Bustillo and Avenida Pioneros. The bus doesn't have a number but instead has a sign in the window saying 'Cerro Catedral'. The cost is $10 per person one way, payable in cash; alternatively you can pre purchase tickets at the bus company offices.
|Distance:||22 km's (if using cable car)|
|Ascent:||200m - Anti Clockwise
1200m - Clockwise
|Access:||Easy - hourly public bus|
|Park Entrance $:||None|
|Notes:||Spectacular one day walk|
Frey por el Filo (pink trail 2)