The Park has a network of footpaths of big interest that allow to know the most interesting sectors of the park.
Footpath Jumps of the river Petrohue: They have an extension of 370 m and it is covered in 10 minutes approximately.
Footpath The Lovers: There are located in the sector Jumps of the River Petrohue. It has a length of 600 m of going and return and is covered in 30 minutes.
Footpath Green Lagoon: It has 180 meters and is covered in 20 minutes.
Footpath Stayed awake of the Fiancée: It is located in the sector Peulla, has 400 m and is covered in 25 minutes.
Footpath Carilemu: It is located in the field of The Jumps of the Petrohue, a length has fr 980 m and it is covered in 45 minutes approximately.
Footpath The Pilleyos: He is in the sector of Cove, has an extension of 1.200 m and is covered in 45 minutes.
The regression of the glaciers and the appearance of the volcano Osorno, also it helped to form the Petrohue cascades in the way of the waters of the lake Todos los santos to the sea, which are frequently visited for turístas the whole year, due to the facility of access
I have just returned from a five week trip to Chile with my university. Of all the places we visited and things we did this was definitely my favorite. The river and volcano is unbelievable! It is wihtout a doubt the most beautiful place I have ever seen.
The surroundings of the river are very green, with lots of trees and mountains. It is said that southern Chile keeps its forests like they were when the dinosaurs were alive. No wonder that the Discovery Channel's documentary "Walking with Dinosaurs" was filmed in southern Chile.
So if you want a taste of the past, come to Chile! You won't regret it!
Well known to any visitor coming here, it's a must-see. They're not huge or fall from a high altitude, but the clearness of the water, the volcano and the surrounding mountains, make the fall even more beautiful.
Look out for the salmons on the river, just below the waterfall.
As one approaches to the Vicente Perez Rosales Park, where the Saltos de Petrohue are, the surrounding change dramatically. Big mountains surrounded by coigue trees give a pleasent feeling to everyone. This is the road to get there. Simply beautiful.
On the way from Puerto Varas to Petrohue, you'll go around the Llanquihue lake, the biggest one in Chile. Behind it, the Osorno volcano, one of the many Chile has.
Imagine the picture without me, the landscape is much better!!!
Petrohue is a nice place to walk around for an afternoon - definetly worth the trip and the scenery from the bus that goes there (we took the bus from Puerto Varas) is nice as well.
The Petrohue River comes from the Todos Los Santos Lake, a huge lake at the top of the Andes. That's the reason the water is so clear and so cold.
It's there, and it's impossible to miss. It's huge but it's not active. That doesn't mean that it might erupt someday, but its crater is not open. For the time being...
As you might notice on the ground, the volcanic soil is clearly seen. The Osorno volcano erupted many years ago, leaving its melting lava all around.