Hiking Trails in St. Lucia

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Hiking Trails in St. Lucia

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  • David H
    1 contribution
    Favorite part of the trail was definitely the top lol. My driver never climbed it before and was like "I'll climb it with you" which was cool cuz I was there alone(wife and friends stayed back). When I got there I was in flip flops and my guide asked if I was hiking in those(my boots where still in the car), I said to her "doesn't everybody?" She didn't laugh lol. She was cool though. It wasn't that bad however it's a continuous climb up and if you stop too long you probably won't finish. Don't get me wrong it went through my mind a few times while I was grabbing roots and clawing through dirt. The couple of lookout points had great views. Don't do what I did and throw two 1/2 liter bottles of water in your pockets, bring a small backpack with plenty of water. There is someone at the top selling beer, water and fruit. The driver and I crushed it in 1-1/2 hours. I'm in my 40's and the driver was in his late 20's and I wasn't gonna let him leave me behind(even though he was about 15 meters ahead the whole time) which gave me the motivation to push on up. I suggest you be in somewhat shape and a good mentality to conquer this gem. The top is rewarding, trust me. Be careful coming down it's definitely not the same and steeper lol. We were able to get back to the base in an hour, we were moving quite fast. If you're in shape and like hiking then I highly suggest it, I also suggest to work your calfs alot cuz mine were on fire the next day lol. I should've put more time on the stair climber than on the tread. Good luck. Next year Petit Piton(Maybe lol).
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Ashlyne N
    North Bay, Canada248 contributions
    We had a great time climbing the petit piton! We debated back and fourth about hiring a guide based on other reviews but decided against it. We had absolutely no problems but I can see where a guide would be very beneficial to those who aren’t regular hikers. This hike is definitely for people with upper body strength and no fear of heights. There many sections where ropes are required to get you up a 90 degree wall. It was really fun coming down with the ropes, felt like we were rock climbing without a harness! The view of the gros piton on top was breath taking! An amazing hike if you’re up for a challenge!
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Colin W
    Abingdon, UK1,174 contributions
    An excellent opportunity to experience some of the flora and fauna of the rain forest without getting lost.... We booked throught Island Routes (Sandals) and were part of a small group for the tour. Stout footwear (sneakers) is a must.

    It's not hard but is not easy, you're issued with a much needed walking stick and off we went on a lovely circuit with many stops to examine and learn - Frankincense for example, oozing out of a tree, natural sandpaper (leaves), many types of Bay leaf, Cocoa pods (forest M & Ms) and did you know that the cocoa bean is purple (hence Cadbury's purple wrapping) and the shape of the old coke bottle.... guess where that came from?

    A great and interesting tour ending up in the refreshing Parrot's bath rock pool.

    Do it again - probably.
    Written 13 June 2018
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  • flamingice
    Maidstone, UK1,083 contributions
    We went on a tour of En Bas Saut trail with John from Paradise Excursions. It was around 8km from were we parked, down into the valley (around 1200 stairs I believe!) and back. It was absolutely stunning and we were lucky with the wildlife that we saw - forest crabs, lots of birds, interesting insects and lots of lovely plants. The waterfall was gorgeous and refreshing. We didn't see another person the whole time we were there. We are very glad we went with a guide as we wouldn't have found it otherwise.
    Written 19 July 2022
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  • Ewan C
    Edinburgh, UK508 contributions
    Fine rainforest walk but has been truncated since mudslides and is really only a walk of an hour or so. At $25ECD (paid at hut opposite) it is pricey. Some wildlife and terrain a bit tricky in places.
    Written 21 February 2016
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  • PTTraveler101
    185 contributions
    We took a hike on the trail and the birds and flora we saw were incredible. We learned that the St. Lucian parrot loves to eat mangos and we saw between 10-15 of them off in the distance flying around the mountain. The hike itself I didn't think was too strenuous but if the heat bothers you at all make sure you take cool clothing and plenty of water. The rocks can also get a bit slippery so be aware.
    Since we went in May there were no others on the trail and sometimes we would just stop and listen to the sounds of the birds and frogs chirping away.
    I would save aside the better part of a day hiking around and just soaking in the natural wonders.
    Written 29 May 2014
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  • assa4
    Washington DC, DC16 contributions
    Do this 30-45 minute walk before doing the long hike up the teton. From here you can see almost the whole of S.L without doing the 2 hour plus hike to the top of the teton.
    Written 2 July 2015
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  • moundhead316
    Manchester, UK8 contributions
    Amzing views on this walk.

    It is a moderate walk uphill, not very long, about 30 mins in total if you didnt stop. But the views are brilliant once ur at the
    Top. It is situated about half the height of the pitons right in the middle of them both so you can see them both from a great position.

    You pay for entry which isnt much, then a guide is offered to you, we took the guide first time round but felt a bit rushed so did it later on in the trip without the guide, thia was much better, ther is only one path, you cant get lost and without the guide you can take your time and take in the views
    Written 5 December 2022
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  • Tryunderthethatch
    91 contributions
    Having been mesmerised by this mountain it was great to climb it! Cross trainers and plenty of water and reasonable fitness were needed. Our two daughters (17&13) had plenty of Snowdonia experience (Tryfan, Grib Goch etc) so we were happy to give this mountain a shot. Epic morning, took it slow, lots of photo stops. Roughly 5 hours with a guide. If you don’t like heights, mild exposure, scrambling, needing to haul yourself up on fixed ropes don’t go. There is no check beforehand from guides as to your fitness, health & safety non existent really…so you need to make the call yourself. These photos may help you decide.
    Written 2 September 2022
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