Torres del Paine National Park is full of must-see highlights, iconic viewpoints, and hidden treasures. The classic, best-loved hikes can be done as day trips or strung together as part of a more challenging multi-day trek.

But which Torres del Paine hikes lead to which iconic views? And how strenuous is each one? We’ve put together a practical side-by-side comparison of the Torres del Paine day hikes and multi-day treks to answer those essential questions. This summary table will help plan a trip that matches your hiking prowess and also ticks all your personal must-see boxes.

Torres del Paine day hikes at a glance:






Torres Base Hike To Mirador Las Torres

Viewpoint of the park’s iconic three granite towers

17km (11 miles)
7 -10 hours

Moderate to intense

Among the most popular trails in the park

French Valley & Lake Pehoé

360 degree view of the park, glacial calving of French Glacier

17km (11 miles)
6 - 8 hours

Moderate to intense

Popular but exclusive; Lake Pehoé catamaran (boat) subject to seasonal conditions

Grey Lake And Glacier Grey

Hiking and by-boat combination for up-close, dramatic glacier viewing

11km (7 miles)
6 hours

(hiking portion can be adapted)

Moderate (can be adapted)

Popular but exclusive; boat rides are subject to group size and weather conditions

Paso Los Cuernos

Viewpoint of the park’s iconic, gnarled “Los Cuernos” peaks

11km (7 miles)

4 - 6 hours

Easy to moderate

Among the most popular trails in the park

Torres del Paine multi-day treks at a glance

The W Trek

Glacier Grey, The French Valley, and Torres Base Hike

75km (47 miles) 4 - 5 days (can be extended to 7)

Moderate to intense

Torres del Paine’s most well-known route, high season sells out in advance

Full Circuit

All the highlights of the W Trek, plus wilderness areas surrounding the Paine Massif

120km (75 miles)8 -10 days


Relatively quiet, represents less than 5% of the park’s visitation

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