Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Forest (Bosque de Chapultepec)

“Bosque de Chapultepec” (Chapultepec Forest) in Mexico City, is the largest city park in the Western Hemisphere and is often referred to as Mexico City’s lungs. Centered on a rock formation called Chapultepec Hill, the park offers immense space for recreation as well as houses many monuments, historic sites and cultural venues.

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Main Route  3.6 mile loop

Our 3.6 mile loop covers a good part of the park. Begin your run at the Auditorio Metro Station, run down Paseo de la Reforma (Reforma Avenue) and enter the park by taking a right onto Av. Grutas. Enjoy the mature gardens with large trees along with the monuments as you follow the trail through the park. Cross over Paseo de la Reforma and loop around the Museo Rufino Tamayo (contemporary art museum). After you pass the Museo Nacional de Antropologia (world-famous National Museum of Anthropology), you will reach the Paseo de la Reforma and can return to the start. If you’re not too sweaty, it is highly recommended you check out either of the Museums you just passed.

El Sope  5km loop

If you can’t get enough of the Chapultepec, there are more sections to explore. Named after its ovoid shape, “El Sope” is often pronounced one of the best places to run my local runners. Here you will find two tracks of varying distances for runners to choose from (the 5km outlined above). Both are well lit making it an ideal place to run early in the morning or late in the evening.

Minor Lake 3.15 mile loop MAP

Yet another beautiful part of Chapultepec Park is Minor Lake. The surface is pavement and the route is flat. It is undoubtedly one of the routes most loved by runners of the city. Enjoy the wooded area with privileged views of the western part of the metropolis, as well as a few spaces with expanses of water just for the enjoyment of all.

Essentials
  • Main route: 3.6 mile loop; El Sope: 5km loop; Minor Lake: 5k loop
  • ~100 feet
  • Auditorio Metro Station
  • Metro: Auditorio for main route; Constituyentes for Minor Lake