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The Waitukubuli National Trail

  • Trail/Path

Updated 03/10/2015

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On an island that already brims with fabulous hiking tracks, this 114-mile trail is like the icing on the cake. In its 14 segments, paths wind from the southern part of the island at Scotts Head to Capuchin up north. As they make their way down rivers and up mountains, trekkers pass through woodlands, gorges, waterfalls, and lush rain forests. The trails weave through Fort Shirley and Carib villages, in some places following old runaway-slave trails. Paths and signage are sometimes hard to find, as the project is still a work in progress. Yellow and blue markings are on rocks, sticks, poles, and sometimes embedded into the ground. Pick and choose the segments that most interest you. Those ambitious enough to do the whole trail—which can take about a week—will come away with an intimate knowledge of the island's terrain and unique history. Via the Kalinago Home Stay, you can even stay overnight in a house or hut in Carib Territory. It is US$12 for a day pass or US$40 for a 15-day pass on any of the 14 segments. Passes are mandatory and available at the Forestry and Wildlife Division, the Waitukubuli Trail Headquarters in Pont Casse, and at vendors near the trail segments.

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767-266–3593; 767-440–6125

Updated 03/10/2015


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