|Best months for climbing:||Mar, Apr, May, Jun|
|Nearest major airport:||Valencia Airport|
Thanks to Eloy G. Boulton for adding this peak.
Pico El Caobal, also known as Pico Cobalongo, is the highest point of Estado Carabobo, Venezuela. It is, at the same time, the highest point of Parque Nacional San Esteban.
The most common an easiest route to Pico Caobal starts at the town of Yagua (480 m.), near the city of Guacara. The first part of the route is a dirt four-wheeler road which drives you up to 1150 m. by terrain covered mainly by grass. From here to 1600 m. there is an uncovered trail with some steep patches. From 1600 m. to the top there is no easy route due to dense cloud forest. Near the summit the forest gets much more difficult and requires the use of machete. The trekking route to the top can be done in 6 hours, plus another 4 hours to get down to the dirt road starting point.
Pico El Caobal is a challenging mountain for common hikers, with beautiful panoramic views from several locations along the trek. Close to the dirt road are located several rocks with megalithic engraves.
Water is possible at two easy to find spots along the dirt road.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There is one trip report for Pico Caobal.
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- Log #21708 - by Eloy G. Boulton on July 06, 2009First part, from the town of Yagua, is a dirt road where a four wheel drive car is necessary, unless you like to walk under a very hot tropical sun. Starting at 1150 m., it's a nice and comfortable,...