The short-but intense Cerro de las Tres Cruces hike is a must-do for any fitness-minded person in Medellin. With great views, interesting people watching, convenient juice and fruit vendors, and an awesome mountaintop outdoor gym, the only wonder is why more foreigners don’t join the legions of Paisas who do it.
Future generations may look back at us for not “brushing our bodies” with a daily mobility routine the same way we do at the 93% of Americans who didn’t brush their teeth in the early 1900s. So if you want to have the body equivalent of a bright white smile, here’s how. It’s as easy as brushing your teeth.
The Cerro Tusa hike isn’t your typical hike. It’s the steepest, crawl-your-way-up-and-don’t-look-down hike we’ve ever done. Make that tried. One of us didn’t make it up. Here’s all you need to know to do the hike yourself including how to get there, whether a guide is necessary, and how to prepare yourself.