Hiking is the best reason to visit La Cumbrecita. Short trails are well marked and the tourist office can provide a crude but useful map of the area.
Popular Short Hikes
A 25-minute stroll will take you to La Cascada, a waterfall tucked into the mountainside. La Olla is the closest swimming hole, surrounded by granite rocks (people jump where it’s deep enough). Cerro La Cumbrecita (1400m) is the highest point in town, about a 20-minute walk from the bridge. Outside town, the highest mountain is the poetically named Cerro Wank (1715m); a hike to the top takes about 40 minutes.
For guided hikes further into the mountains, as well as horseback riding (AR$400 for four hours), trout fishing and mountain biking, contact Viviendo Montañas, which has an office on the main road in town. The company can also take you trekking to the top of Cerro Champaquí (2790m), the highest peak in the Sierras (a two-day trek).