Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
130.00 ft (39.62 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
1.40 mi (2.25 km)
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The Jippi Jippa Nature Trail is a 1.4-mile path through Rio Blanco National Park that follows a lollipop path as it crosses Blue Creek and heads into the southern Belize jungle. The route begins at the park visitor center and heads down to the waterfall before crossing a suspension bridge over the creek.

Heading into the jungle, bird and insect songs fill the sultry air. The path remains mostly easy to follow, and some interpretive signage has been placed offering information on some of the flora encountered along the hike. After completing the loop, the trail meets back with itself and follows its route back to the park visitor center. Hikers may opt to detour down to Rio Blanco Falls for a quick swim. All amenities are located at the visitor center. Visitors are subject to Rio Blanco National Park rules.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Scenic. Access to swimming hole.

Cons

Navigating may be confusing at times.

Trailhead Elevation

790.00 ft (240.79 m)

Highest point

790.00 ft (240.79 m)

Net Elevation Gain

80.00 ft (24.38 m)

Features

Near lake or river
Backcountry camping
Waterfalls
Wildlife
Family friendly
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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