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Salto del Nogal

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Address: Tapalpa, Mexico

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The terrain To arrive to this beautiful waterfall was the most strenuous and difficult that I have ever done. It took us more than an hour to make it all the way down, but the... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The terrain To arrive to this beautiful waterfall was the most strenuous and difficult that I have ever done. It took us more than an hour to make it all the way down, but the view is worth it. To climb up took us over two hours. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, hat, and plenty of water.

Thank jonoeli
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

If you're in the area, then you must check out the highest falls in the state of Jalisco. 30 minutes from Tapalpa. Not too difficult to find. Take the detour along the cliff face (off the trail) to check out the valley before (or after) making it down to the falls. Trail is a bit steep, but not too strenuous.

1 Thank Dudley D
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95 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

You drive 20-30 minutes in a dirt road to get to the top. Then you descend for about 30 minutes through the mountain in sort of man made rock steps. There is a smaller 10-15 meter waterfall and then you see the big one. The river is nice and you can even swim in the lake if you can take... More 

Thank Eduardo R
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129 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I took a taxi ro get there since my time was short. It takes about 40 min to drive in a beautiful landscape. The walk down to the river took me 20 minutes. You will fin there two waterfalls. For the more beautiful one, you have to go 5 minutes stream upwards. I took there also a bath in the... More 

1 Thank ElmarBacher
Parksville, Canada
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186 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2013

We booked a tour to Salto del Nogal with Colores Tapalpa. (http://www.colorestapalpa.mx) Our tour guide, Pascal, was informative, environmentally aware and safety conscious. The hike downhill is very challenging due to the heat, loose rocks and the grade of the incline. To get to the site, as many have noted, requires a vehicle ride on a non-asphalt road. Once you... More 

3 Thank Islander280
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266 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

The journey takes 45-60 minutes on a bumpy road, so you need an appropriate vehicle, but there are beautiful views along the way. Lots of horses and cows on the roadside. Once you get there, you need to hike down to the falls, which can take 30-45 mins, on a rocky path, so wear appropriate hiking shoes and clothing. When... More 

5 Thank EatnDrinknRoamn
San Diego, California, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

OK so we left a little later in the day than we should have, but we have a minivan, so it took us a an hour on cobblestone and dirt to make it to the parking area. This is an area you get to just before the parking area at the bottom which looks like a good parking area too,... More 

1 Thank Chuck E
Half Moon Bay, California
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103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

We took a taxi for 400 pesos each way to get to the trailhead for this waterfall, then it's a hike of a kilometer or so to get to the waterfall. Just a little way down the trail there's a fork where the right-hand trail goes to a spectacular mirador or overlook. The canyon is dramatic and the view is... More 

9 Thank blkdye
Guadalajara, Mexico
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2008

This waterfall is a little out of the way and you have to ask around to get to it because you have to go through back country dirt roads to get to the "parking" area- or the dead end to the dirt road- once there there are usually a lot of cars so it seems safe to park there and... More 

7 Thank eloro87

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