Routes & Trails

Routes & Trails in La Union


La Union is a city of just over 20,000 inhabitants that, since its founding, has been closely linked to mining due to its multiple deposits of silver, iron, lead and zinc. It has also become a great ecotourism attraction due to the multitude of routes and trails through its attractive mining past.

This enormous number of routes and trails is characterized by long distances, mostly circular, ranging from 8 to 25 kilometres, with a difficulty between easy and moderate. Along these routes, tourists and hikers can discover the natural beauties of La Union, as well as its rich historical past.

Among the main routes are the La Union—Rambla del Infierno Route, of moderate difficulty and almost 9 kilometres long. Along it, visitors can see the city’s heritage sites, such as the popular Public Market or the Boilermaking School, and, from there, travel the entire "cresta lomera".

The Stories & Legends of Mining Route is an easy and simple route of almost 9 kilometres. Hikers can admire places of enormous antiquity closely linked to mining, especially the immense Sierra Minera.

Almost 22 kilometres long and with easy difficulty, the La Union—Portman Route gives hikers the opportunity to admire structures, artefacts and utensils of enormous antiquity used by miners since Roman times. The route involves crossing quarries and paths leading to the ancient port.

With a more moderate difficulty and a route of almost 12 kilometres, the La Union—Ruta del 33 Route is a circular path that follows the "Camino del Chorrillo", a place full of history and mining heritage, especially constructions of the early 20th century.
 

La Union - Rambla del Infierno

Distance: 8.7 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Type: Circular way
 

 
 

Stories & Legends of Mining

Distance: 8.8 km
Difficulty: Easy
Type: Circular way
 

 
 

La Union - Portman

Distance: 21.7 km
Difficulty: Easy
Type: Circular way
 

 
 

La Union - Ruta del 33

Distance: 11.8 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Type: Circular way
 

 
 

Cabezo Rajao - Lago Rojo de Corta Brunita

Distance: 10.4 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Type: Circular way
 

 
 

El Descargadero - Mina La Colosa

Distance: 7.9 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Type: Circular way
 

 
 

Cueva Cola de Caballo – La Union

Distance: 12.3 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Type: Linear
 

 
 

Lago Rojo Brunita - Cabezo Agudo

Distance: 9 km
Difficulty: Easy
Type: Circular way
 

 
 

Mining Route: La Union, Portman

Distance: 14.9 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Type: Circular way
 

 
 

Venta del Descargador - Portman

Distance: 9.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Type: Linear