Pasochoa Forest Reserve, Quito

4.7
#2 of 10 in Nature in Quito
Take a relaxing hike through Pasochoa Forest Reserve, a protected cloud forest situated within an extinct volcanic crater. Five different trails of varying lengths and challenge levels ensure plenty of ways to access the biodiversity here, which includes 50 species of endemic Andean trees and wildlife such as foxes, deer, and mountain puma. Birdwatchers will find plenty to appreciate with over 100 avian species, many of them specific to Ecuadorian cloud forests. Bring a camera to capture the scenic backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Note that getting to the site is best in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pasochoa Forest Reserve and many more Quito attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Quito sightseeing website.
Create an itinerary including Pasochoa Forest Reserve
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Pasochoa Forest Reserve Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
94 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This is a beautiful forest preserve very close to the city. If you have a full extra day in your visit to Quito, it is worth the trip. Hiking shoes are a must and a rain coat just to be safe.  more »
  • Exotic plants, roses, trees and set within a water park. This is something you won't soon forget. A taxi from old town is only five dollars and the entrance fee is three dollars.  more »
Google
  • Nice hike!
  • Awesome place!
Places to stay near Pasochoa Forest Reserve

Plan your trip to Quito

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Museums in Quito

See all ›
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min

Side trips from Quito

4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:4 h

Tours in Quito

See all ›
4.7
Duration:4 h
4.6
Duration:8 h
4.9
Duration:8 h
5.0
Duration:3 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Quito

4.4
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:8 h

Nearby attractions in Quito

4.9
Duration:2 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:4 h
4.1
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min