Cerro de Las Tres Cruces
Cerro de Las Tres Cruces (Three Crosses Hill) is located in the district of Altavista, about 11 km from the El Centro of Medellin. Cerro de Las Tres Cruces hill is roughly 300 meters high and is one of the favorite spots for people looking to do their exercise routines whilst in the fresh air. The hill of the three crosses has an approximate distance of 1.2 kilometres each way and depending on your physical condition it can take between 40 min and 1 hour to hike up the hill, keep in mind that some of the sections of the hill are very steep.
Great Workout Session to Start the Morning
Tips & Recommendation
The hill is always open for visitors, but it is advisable to go there during the day. Going to el cerro, after dark has a high risk, we have heard of stories of people that go at night unfortunately they return without phones or personal items, a term used in Medellin slang of “No dar Papaya” well, this is the perfect example for this.
Technically Cerro de Las Tres Cruces is open 24/7 but to be safe its recommended to go between 6am and 8pm.
The hill has two access points, one through an unsealed road that connects with the corregimiento of Alavista and the other access is from the Belén neighborhood, in Loma de los Bernal, which is where you would want to start.
The exact address is Cl. 8 #84f-25, Medellín, Altavista; make sure you get to that street, so you arrive to the correct side to start walking up.
Getting There & Parking
Cl. 8 #84f-25