This four-hour, 4.8km round-trip is not so much a trail as it is, often literally, a staircase. A boardwalk crosses a pasarela (hanging bridge) to a series of wooden stepladders. Climb one hour to a mirador (lookout) at the saddle with views of Volcán Michimahuida. The trail drops toward the lake with a two-site campground, sturdy picnic tables and latrine.

It's about 11km south of Caleta Gonzalo.