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  • Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Venture on a hike along the Gros Piton Nature Trail with a local guide and be rewarded with incredible views of St Lucia! Discover the caves and tunnels of Anse L'lvrogne Canyon where 18th-century rebel fighters hid during the island’s slave uprising, and attempt the steep climb to the summit of Gros Piton. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the island and the gorgeous Caribbean Sea!

Highlights

  • Gros Piton Nature Trail hike on St Lucia
  • Visit the Fond Gens Libre interpreter center to learn about the flora and fauna
  • Hike a moderate to strenuous trail to the summit of Gros Piton
  • Discover the caves and rock shelters of Anse L'lvrogne Canyon
  • Admire views of its volcanic twin peak, Petit Piton, and the Caribbean Sea
  • Learn about the fascinating history of St Lucia from an expert guide
  • Round-trip hotel transport from your North Island hotel

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What You Can Expect

Gros Piton Nature Trail Hike in St Lucia

Gros Piton Nature Trail

Travel by coach along the scenic west coast of St Lucia, driving through lush tropical vegetation to the community of Fond Gens Libre, meaning 'Village of the Free People'– named after the freedom fighters who escaped in the 1748 slave rebellion and used the area as a safe haven.

When you arrive, head to the interpretation center to view exhibits about the vegetation and birds found in the area. Here, meet your knowledgeable guide, who will lead your group along the Gros Piton Nature Trail. The first half of the trail, which winds around the mountain’s base at a gradual gradient, is a moderate climb that can be enjoyed by everyone. The second half involves a steep ascent to Gros Piton’s summit – suitable to the more adventurous hiker.

Along the first section, enjoy panoramic vistas in every direction, including views of Choiseul Village and the Caribbean. Explore Anse L'lvrogne Canyon where caves, tunnels and rock-shelter hideouts pepper the landscape. Your guide will point out rare local birds like the St Lucian oriole and the St Lucia black finch.

If you choose to continue on the strenuous but exhilarating climb to the summit, you’ll be rewarded with amazing views, including Petit Piton in the distance. After an approximate four-hour hike round-trip, join the bus for the return journey to your St Lucia hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Very hard but fun climb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Wow! Great hike. Seriously a challenge. Do not go unless you are in great shape! We loved it but can honestly say that it was one of the tougher hikes we completed. We run, lift ,play sports, etc and still a great challenge. Some of our party made it 1/4 of the way. Bring lots of water.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2009

This was a great trip and definitely worth doing. What a different way to see St. Lucia! Along the trail there are many fabulous views, and the view from the top is incredible. The hike, however, is definitely advanced. You hike straight up for about two and a half hours over rocks and steep pathways. Make sure to take plenty of water and energy snacks!

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2013

This is a very challenging hike. The view at the top is not as great as what you will see about halfway up.

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2010

This is a very, very challenging hike, but the reward upon finishing is fantastic and well worth the effort. The views are postcard perfect. The trail is very well marked, however, you are required to have a "guide". I think this is just so locals can make money, but I don't really have a problem with that. However, our guide basically led us up the trail, but did not share much information. I learned more about the trail and the mountain by reading about it before we even arrived in St. Lucia. There are some really good photo spots along the trail, including an incredible view of Petit Piton at the 1/2 mark. While the hike itself is pretty fantastic, it can be a very long drive (1.5-2 hrs) from areas of Castries or further north. It is a very winding and twisty road. Our tour driver never stopped for lunch, as listed, which was a huge negative since we were starving after hiking. At $130, this tour is way overpriced(especially without lunch), but if you are a hiker and you want great views, it might be worth the money.
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