The Mountain of the Three Crosses is a daily pilgrimage for many of Cali’s residents. Known locally as “el Cerro,” the hike up and down will take a reasonably fit person about two hours to complete. That includes the time up to the top, a workout on the outdoor gym, getting a fresh squeezed juice, and then making it down. If you’re less fit, double the expected time.
There are multiple paths to the top. The easiest access point is in the barrio Normandiá on Calle 2 Oeste.
It is highly advised to start in the early morning. This is to avoid the searing midday Cali heat and because there is a greater police presence during this time.
Bring water, sunscreen, and small bills for juice and snacks.