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This is an incredible hike, but be prepared to work for it. Plan for about 6-7 hours round trip depending on weather. The first half going up is pretty straight forward, climbing upward on clearly marked steps made of natural wood. your legs will feel...More
A very steep one hour drive took us fro Portsmouth up into the mountains to the Morne Diablotins National Park where we walked for about 3km. through the rain forest - in the rain - on the Syndicate Trail. A pleasant enough walk, with lots...More
If you are a true hiker, this is a hike you MUST go on when visiting Dominica!
If spending 7.5 hours on a trail that is completely vertical does not sound like fun, or if getting your fashionable sports wear ruined in the mud is...More
Took us a little over 4 hours to get to the top. First half is a kinda steep trail. Second half is mostly climbing up slippery rocks and going over/under trees that grow sideways. The tree part was a lot of fun, kinda like a...More
Well, we did not make it to the top. It was our first full day in Dominica and we were totally not acclimated to the new climate and its hydration needs. We turned back when we were pretty close to the top, but the mud,...More
Granted he was in tip top shape!
3 twenty somethings and a grandpa conquered this mountain on the 30th of August, 2005.
It does indeed have steep terrain, and knarly climbing at the top, but well worth the adventure.
We did not use a guide...More
the start is quite normal, fairly steep climb from the beginning through high forest, accompanied by wonderful birdsong ( mountainwhistler)
But than ! Mud, big slippery blank face boulders to climb, blocking roots and trees, a,most impossible with rucksack to pass. I was stuck several...More
I've hiked many of Dominica's mountains, and this is one of the hardest. Like most of them, it's a stiff 2/3 hour hike straight up. Towards the end, it's some difficult clambering over roots and under or through branches and vegetation. En route, you get...More