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Best Hiking Trails in Saint Lucia

Overview

Saint Lucia is a Caribbean island known more as a honeymoon destination but has some mountainous landscapes  to explore.  Known for the distinctive Pitons (Gros and Petit) that rise up on its western edge, which are one of the main areas for hiking.  The other main area is the Edmund Forest Reserve, as well as outside of these two regions. The best months to hike in Saint Lucia are December to April. Read on for more information on where and when to hike in Saint Lucia. 

Capital: Castries

When To Hike in Saint Lucia?

December – April: Dry period
May – June: Some rain
July – November: Rainy, hurricane risk

Climate: Tropical – which means a hot, rainy season and a cool, drier season; rainier in the mountains

 

Saint Lucia Monthly Weather

Accessibility of Hiking

Easy – Medium: Where there are trails, most should be undertaken with a guide

Transportation required: Public transit to some areas, car for others

Top Places to Hike in Saint Lucia

The main hiking trails can be found in the Pitons area and Edmund Forest Reserve. There are also trails outside of these areas. Highest Mountain: Mount Gimie (950 m).

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Edmund Forest Reserve

  • Edmund Rainforest Trail
  • Mount Gimie

The Pitons

  • Gros Piton – UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Petit Piton – isn’t as high as Gros Piton but requires rock climbing so only for experienced hikers/climbers

Saint Lucia's Long Distance Trails

Saint Lucia's Walking & Hiking Resources

Saint Lucia Hiking Books: 

  • Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands, by Mara Vorhees and Paul Clammer, 2016, Lonely Planet Publications 
  • Fodor’s In Focus Barbados and St Lucia, by Fodor’s Travel Guides, 2018, Fodor’s Travel 

 

Saint Lucia Hiking Associations:

 

Best Hiking Trails in Saint Lucia:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, other websites, and tourist offices:

  • Gros Piton
  • Mount Gimie
  • Barre d’Isle to Edmund Forest Trail
  • Enbas Saut Falls Trail
  • Piton Flore Trail
  • Nature World Waterfall Trail
  • Des Cartiers Rainforest Trail

Easy Hiking Trails in Saint Lucia:

  • Jacquot Trail
  • Union Nature Trail

 

Saint Lucia Hiking Websites:

 

Saint Lucia Official Tourism Organizations:

 

Saint Lucia Hiking Apps: 

 

Saint Lucia Hiking Maps:

What Else To Do

  • Beaches
  • Waterfalls

Other Important Points