Cape Froward

Cape Froward

Punta Arenas, Magallanes

An hour’s sailing from the end of Route 9 in Punta Arenas will lead you to different geographical features such as fjords, bays and rivers, and amidst the constant presence of the Strait of Magellan, a whale could make this crossing a unique spectacle of marine beauty. To reach the cross of the seas at Cape Froward, hike along a trail of about 350 meters in altitude and rich in biodiversity, with peat bogs, damp forests and views of the Strait. Once at the top, you can see the southernmost geographical landmark of the continent. 

Featured in Cape Froward

Unique views of the strait, Patagonian forests, typical fauna, whale watching.


  • Location type

    Mountain , viewpoint , historical , landscape , forests , coasts , trails , demanding

  • Road type

    Paved road from Punta Arenas, 20 km of good condition gravel, 1 hour navigation and high level trekking through forests, peat and some rock.

Filming Feasibility

  • Challenging

    The route runs over beach terrain and trails cross native forests and peat bogs, with bays, rivers and estuaries, capes and peninsulas being geographical elements that enhance the journey, along with the permanent presence of the Strait of Magellan and continental and insular mountain ranges. It is a trekking trail of great beauty, but of high complexity, for trekking lovers who have the experience, physical condition and necessary equipment to successfully tackle this journey through the southernmost point of the American continent.

Parking: Yes

Distance from Santiago

  • Option 1

    3 hrs. flight, 30 minutes from Punta Arenas, 1 hr. boat journey and 2 hrs. walking, intermediate level.


  • Months of more light

    Between November and April between 17 and 12 hrs of daylight.

  • Months of less light

    Between June and August 7hrs.

  • Month of highest elevation of the sun

    December +60.02º

  • Month of lowest elevation of the sun

    June +14.45º

  • Windy months

    December to March.

  • Rainy month

    Between March and May.

  • Less windy month

    Between April and October.


  • Faro San Isidro

    Distance to site

    40 minutes by speedboat

    Base Camp option

  • Punta Arenas

    Distance to site

    2 hrs. and 40 between walking, boat journey and driving.

    Base Camp option



  • Local Network



  • Clothing

    3 layers, rain and wind proof.
  • Footwear

    Goratex comfortable hiking, gaiters, gloves and rain coats
  • UV Protection

  • Physical condition

    High level requirement
Cabo Froward

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