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The Tala Tuff Trail: Exploring a remote corner of the Primavera Forest

The huge Bosque la Primavera that hugs Guadalajara’s west side now has two signposted Interpretive Trails. I described the first one in my September 13, 2013 column and here comes a report on the second.

Forest Ranger Ezequiel García told me the new trail starts near “the third official entrance” to the forest, which is located about five kilometers northeast of the town of Tala. To reach the place, we would have to drive over eight kilometers of bad roads. Fortunately, García was at the wheel of a big camioneta which negotiated the ruts without a problem, plowed right through the deep puddles and slid across the muddy stretches we faced along the way.


From Tala we reached “Entrance Three” in about half an hour. The interpretive trail is a loop about two kilometers long, relatively level and unencumbered, just the sort of path where you can take the whole family for a Sunday stroll. Nine large, double-sided signs tell visitors a lot about the flora, fauna and geography of this part of the forest. Another theme presented is “The Five Senses” and how they operate in the creatures inhabiting this woodland.

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