Within the capital city we find the following well-marked trails:
- Titi Monkey
- Small Swamp
This trail system is within the Metropolitan Natural Park, featuring 232 hectares of a vast tropical forest, peculiar for being the only protected area in Central America that is located within the city limits.
Near the city you can find:
- Sovereignty National Park (with marked paths)
- Pipeline Path
- Plantation Path
- The Pond nature trail
- Trail of the Crosses and the Spirit of the Forest
Another nearby site for hiking is along the banks of the Panama Canal:
- Among the towns of Paraíso and Gamboa.
- Well-marked nature paths take you through the haven of animal and tropical plant diversity at Summit Municipal Park, one of the largest sites in Panama devoted to a botanical garden.
But if what you seek is to combine beaches and hiking:
- Taboga Island has the Trail of the Three Crosses.
- The Hill Trail and the Trail of the Cross on Lookout Hill, the highest site there, is crowned with a huge cross on its summit, from where you can see the beach and enjoy excellent views over the town and to the neighboring island of Urabá.
- There you may also find St. Peter's Cave, the ruins of the Spanish Convent and the house of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru. And when you come down from the hill, refresh yourself with a dip in the sea and a rest on the beach.
What to bring: Bring a rain jacket, long pants, walking shoes, and a water bottle.
Come to Panama to enjoy its trails and scenery.