Darwin Lake, Isabela
Key information: Darwin Lake, Isabela
- A shortish hike to a fascinating caldera lake perched just above a pretty bay on Isabela's west coast.
- Walkopedia rating87
- Natural interest19
- Human interest5
- Negative points0
- Total rating87
- Length: 2 km
- Maximum Altitude: N/A
- Level of Difficulty: Moderate
A fascinating and beautiful 2 km hike up to an extraordinary mineral caldera lake just above a lovely cove of the west side of Isabela.
Graffiti, some old, on the low cliffs where you land. A steep clamber (wooden steps - sorry) to a ridge cloaked in scrub and small trees.
Thrilling view from the high ridge across the circular caldera in its deep bowl (with a low ridge separating it from the sea). You can walk on a bit further to the beginning of the inland lava fields. A slightly eerily quiet landscape, at least when Walkopedia was there, but for the occasional little birds.
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WILLIAM MACKESY'S ACCOUNT
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