Day 255 of 365 Things To Do in Panama
Day 255 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Take the Camino de Cruces Trail.
The eight mile trail winds through Soberania National Park, taking you through 4,000 hectares of tropical forest connecting Venta de Cruces at the Chagres River with Camino de Cruces National Park. . Possibly the most important historic trail in Panama, it joins the Old Panama City with Fort San Lorenzo. It was built by the Spanish in the early years and was used to transport textiles. spices. furnishings for the high class society. Pirates Sir Henry Morgan and Sir Frances Drake used the trail in their attempts to raid the city of Panama. It was also used by the 49ers transiting Panama during the Gold Rush in California.
The trail is mostly flat but does have some uneven, slippery terrain and creek crossings. Taking the path, is not only a historical journey experience but also provides an opportunity to enjoy the flora, birds and wildlife - keep your eyes open for sloths, monkeys, iguanas and more!
Map from Centro de Estudios y Accion Social Panameno