Parque Ecológico Chipinque

sights / Other

Lonely Planet review

Stretched along a mountainside with a knife-like ridge at the south edge of the city, this park is the most accessible section of the Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey , offering urbanites ample opportunities for hiking and mountain biking. You’ll be quite amazed that such a fantastic, well-maintained nature park is so near the city. The 36km of trails are lovely, and it doesn’t take long to get into some pretty dense pine and oak forest. Butterflies are particularly prolific here, with 174 species represented. Rappelling and ‘mini-bungee’ jumping are also offered.