The ecological park Chipinque is just 20 minutes outside of the city center by car, but you’ll feel like you’ve driven hours away from Monterrey the moment you enter this nature reserve.
It’s a local favorite for hiking, cycling, and jogging, and the reason why is apparent from the breathtaking scenery. Wildlife is abundant, from native birds to the adorable raccoon-like coati.
Bring a backpack with snacks and drinks to reward yourself with a picnic after your hike, as it’s worth spending a full afternoon in the park. If you have a vehicle, you can drive directly to the top of the mountain and begin your hike from there for a less strenuous trek.