Hiking in Ensenada offers a variety of outdoor experiences. The rugged mountains surrounding the city are studded with forests, deserts, spring pools among the rocks, and archeological sites.
South of Ensenada, visit the Cataviña cave paintings with geometrically shaped human figures that are more than 1,000 years old, according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History. Another point of interest is the Jesuit Mission of Santa María de los Ángeles Cabujacaamag ruins.
With a guide, hikers can cover part of the Sierra San Pedro Mártir and climb the Cerro de la Cúpula, site of the National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico, established in 1971.
The Sierra San Pedro Mártir is a protected national park. This mountain range reaches more than 10,000 feet with canyons and peaks such as Picacho del Diablo, an excellent area for mountain biking, rappelling, and horseback riding.