The Panama Canal

Miraflores Lake

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Some parts of the canal are narrow cuts through the mountains.
And other parts are broad and probably somewhat shallow lakes.
The canal is a trail through this combination of environments, and the channel marker is always at your side. If not, you're in trouble.


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They were in the process of replacing the huge wheels that operate the gates of the locks. Here are some that had been removed.

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This page was last updated on February 8, 2000.