Hiking in Trinidad: Four for Your Bucket List

Of all the out-doorsy things you can do in Trinidad, hiking is one of the best. Much like the country, hikes can accommodate almost everyone, from the gentle soul who’s looking for equally gentle terrain to the most intrepid, bring-it-on types.

We are hikers: four Trinidad hikes based on experience

Of all the out-doorsy things you can do in Trinidad & Tobago, hiking is one of the best. Much like the country, hikes can accommodate almost everyone, from the gentle soul who’s looking for equally gentle terrain to the most intrepid, bring-it-on types.

Comfortable rambles for beginners

Edith Falls (Chaguaramas, northwestern peninsula)

The trail is well marked by the Chaguaramas Development Authority. Ideal for novice hikers, it reveals a broad range of local flora and fauna, culminating in a breath-taking view of the 250-foot (76-metre) falls. Estimated completion time: 30 minutes at a leisurely pace.

Rio Seco (Salybia, northeast coast)

Complete with a fine natural swimming pool, these falls are part of Matura National Park. The trail paths are largely shaded by mora rainforest canopy. Estimated completion time: 45-60 minutes, trekking casually.

Maracas Waterfalls (Maracas/St Joseph Valley, north Trinidad)

The trail leads through rich forest scene to Trinidad’s tallest waterfall, towering 299 feet (91 metres) high. Estimated completion time: 30-45 minutes, meandering peaceably.

For the intermediate hiker

Turure Water Steps (Cumaca, northeast Trinidad)

Natural limestone provides safe paths for exploration. The hike ends in bathing pools beside the Water Steps themselves: the unique rock face delights budding geologists. Estimated completion time: an hour, at a steady pace.

For seasoned hikers only!

Saut d’Eau (Paramin, northwest Trinidad)

Veterans love the challenge of this gruelling trek: a high-altitude start leads steeply down to an expanse of secluded beachfront. The uphill return is truly not for the faint of heart. Estimated completion time: three blood-pumping hours, there and back again.

 

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