Nahuelbuta National Park is one of the few parks located in Araucania Region of Chile's Coastal Mountain Range. It sits atop the highest part of the Cordillera De Nahuelbuta. Created in 1939, it consists of 6,832 hectares situated just 162 km northeast of Temuco.
Nahuelbuta is a sanctuary for Monkey Puzzle trees, with specimens dating back 2,000 years. Though these are the only trees you will find at the highest altitudes of the park, you will see coigue, nirre, oak, lenga, orchids, carnivorous plants as well as birds like the black woodpecker and mammals like the puma, Darwin fox and pudu (a small Chilean deer) in the lower lying areas.
The park features 30 roads and 15 trails which you can explore by car or on foot. The Conaf information center and camping area are both found in Pehuenco, where the most popular route begins.The peak offers a terrific view of the park's exuberant and pristine natural wonders, the immensity of the Pacific Ocean to the west, and an impressive chain of Andean volcanoes to the east.