THE TOP 4 HIKING TRAILS IN ST. LUCIA
While any trip to St. Lucia is an adventure in and of itself, some people have a thirst for adventure that includes more than just sightseeing or relaxing on the beach. If hiking is your idea of a good time, St. Lucia has plenty in store for you.
Whether you prefer traditional hiking trails or are looking to scale a volcanic mountain, you can find it within easy reach of your cruise port, villa rental, hotel, or resort.
Here, we will take a look at four of the island’s top hiking spots and answer some of the most commonly asked questions, from difficulty of the trail and cost to make the hike to the trail’s length.
- Tet Paul Nature Trail
- Gros Piton Climb
- Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail
- Pigeon Island National Park
Tet Paul Nature Trail
If beautiful scenery and a hike that is fairly easy sound good to you, the Tet Paul Nature Trail is a great option. From Tet Paul, you can see much of the island, from the iconic Piton Mountains to the southern end of the island. You will also be able to see some of the island’s beautiful flora, from traditional medicinal plants and fruit trees to beautiful flowers. There is also a lovely picnic area for hikers looking for a great place to enjoy a lunch while communing with nature. Wind your way up this scenic staircase climb and learn why the Tet Paul Nature Trail is also known as the Stairway to Heaven St. Lucia.
Where Is the Tet Paul Nature Trail?
The Tet Paul nature trail is a popular hiking spot located only about 10 minutes away from the historic town of Soufriere, St. Lucia.
How Much Does the Tet Paul Nature Trail Cost?
Entrance to the Tet Paul Nature Trail is $10 and includes both a guide and the use of optional walking sticks.
How Difficult is the Tet Paul Nature Trail Hike?
The trail is rated easy to moderate in difficulty.
How Long is the Tet Paul Nature Trail Hike?
The hike, which may be shorter or longer based on your ability and whether you stop for photos, averages around 30 minutes.
How Do I Contact Someone for More Info on the Tet Paul Nature Trail?
To phone the Tet Paul Nature Trail office, simply call +1 758-723-2930
Gros Piton Nature Trail
Gros Piton, while the taller of the twin Piton Mountains of St. Lucia, is also the easier hike of the two and the only one sanctioned by the island’s government. The view from the summit of this volcanic mountain is certainly unlike any other in the world, enabling you to see both the Caribbean below you as well as the expanse of the island.
How Difficult is the Gros Piton Hike?
While hiking Gros Piton can be strenuous in spots, it is overall a moderately easy climb.
Do I Need a Guide to Hike Gros Piton?
Guides are required in order to hike Gros Piton, but it is both safer and more enjoyable to make the hike with an experienced trail guide who can identify the flora and fauna along the trail and point out the unique island sights along the way.
What Is the Elevation of Gros Piton?
Gros Piton measures 786 meters or 2,619 feet in height.
What Should I Bring to My Gros Piton Hike?
It is highly recommended that people seeking to hike Gros Piton bring along water and shoes with good traction. A camera is certainly recommended to capture the incredible views, but should be kept in a backpack or fanny pack to leave your hands free during the climb.
What is the Cost to Hike Gros Piton?
In order to hike the UNESCO World Heritage Gros Piton, you are required to register at the mountain’s base as well as to pay the $30 USD fee.
Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail
Does hiking through the rainforest sound more your speed? Then the Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail is the choice for you. Translating literally into “beneath the falls”, the Enbas Saut takes you on a hike through the rain forest where you will get to see birds such as the Saint Lucian Parrot and some of the most beautiful flora in the world.
How Difficult Is the Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail Hike?
While the Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail is one of the most scenic on the island, it is important to note that it is rated moderate to strenuous in difficulty.
How Long Is the Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail?
The hiking trail is two and a half miles in length.
What Is the Cost to Hike the Enbas Saut Rainforest Trail?
The cost to hike the Enbas Saut Rainforest Trail is only $10 USD, payable at the entrance to the trail.
How Do I Contact the Enbas Saut Rainforest Trail?
You can reach the Enbas Saut Rainforest Trail office by calling +1 758-457-1427
Pigeon Island National Park
Pigeon Island National Park is considered one of the most important historical sites in St. Lucia. Comprised of 44 acres, the park is connected to the island’s mainland via a man-made causeway. The park is open year round and features restaurants, military ruins, beaches, and more. Hiking Pigeon Island is a popular pastime for visitors and gives you the chance to climb to the island’s highest point- Signal Peak as well as to capture some incredible photo opportunities.
How Long Is the Pigeon Island National Park Hiking Trail?
The Pigeon Island National Park Hiking Trail is roughly 2 miles in distance.
How Difficult Is the Pigeon Island National Park Hiking Trail?
The Pigeon Island National Park hike is rated to be moderate in difficulty.
What Is the Cost to Hike the Pigeon Island National Park Hiking Trail?
Entrance to Pigeon Island National Park is $8 USD for island visitors over the age of 12 and $3 USD for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
How Do I Contact Pigeon Island National Park?
If you have questions, you can contact Pigeon Island National Park by calling +1 758-450-5005