Lima, Peru

Morro Solar y Playa La Chira

Another fun training run of the Xplora trail running group, this route on the south coast of Chorrillos is a beautiful and totally unique hill climb. It starts out on the gorgeous sand of La Chira beach before taking on a tough ascent of the sandy dirt path to the peak of Morro Solar. With 300+ feet of ascent, this is one of the more hilly routes in Lima (especially if you are not acclimated to the elevation) but the ocean views are hard to beat. From the beach to the peak is a little over 2 miles (3.2 km) there and back.

Essentials
  • 2 miles (3.2 km)
  • 300 feet (91 meters)
  • Playa La Chira
  • Paso la Araña