ST.LUCIA RAINFOREST HIKES: St. Lucia hiking and rainforest hikes include; En Bas Saut rainforest, Edmund Rainforest, Piton Flore Rainforest, Millet rainforest and Descartier Rainforest trails. St. Lucia rainforest trails can be found in the north, west and east of the island. Whether you are looking for a relaxing or adventurous rainforest hike in St. Lucia, there are trails for every age groups and fitness. Bird species are seen on all the trails but some are rathered over others if you are interested in bird watching. The hikes can be categorized into mil-moderate, moderate to strenuous and strenuous. Please verify what level of activity you are looking for when booking your rainforest hikes. WHAT TO WEAR? When hiking in St. Lucia, always wear Hiking shoes/ trainers, long pants (preferably loose ones to allow easy movement of the knees, short sleeve shirts can be worn but if you prefer long sleeve shirt, that can be worn also. WHAT TO BRING ALONG: Insect repellent, binoculars- (optional), cameras, bottled water, towels (for En Bas Saut Rainforest Hike), plastic bags to secure your items as it rains frequently in the rainforest.
EN BAS SAUT RAINFOREST HIKE- Located thirty minutes drive away from Soufriere town and is voted by many as the best St. Lucia Rainforest hike because of it’s cascading falls. This hike is moderate to strenuous and the waterfall is located half way through the trail. It boasts endemic tree species such as Chatagnier, Gommier and tree ferns. The En Bas Saut rainforest is also home to many of St. Lucia’s bird species and a few other wild life. The circular trail is also The hike lasts approximately two hours and is recommended only for persons who are physically fit.
EDMUND RAINFOREST TRAIL- Located forty five minutes drive away from Soufriere town, this trail is moderate and is suitable for persons wishing for a more relaxing walk and rainforest experience. Endemic trees, flower gardens, fresh water streams and crabs are amongst the many flora and fauna you will see on the trail. Most of the trail is covered with dense foliage and walking can be one to two hours as you desire before you walk the same path back to your bus.
PITON FLORE RAINFOREST TRAIL- This trail is located twenty minutes away from the Capital Castries and is perfect for all members of the family. The hike is moderate and lasts approximately one and a half hours. Giant tree ferns and Gommier trees are amongst the many flora of the forest reserve, boas, butterflies, birds and other faunas are found in this rainforest. fresh water springs traverse the paths on the trail giving you a true rainforest experience.
MILLET RAINFOREST HIKE- Located thirty minutes from the capital Castries, this trail is moderate to strenuous and hiking lasts one and a half hours. A guided tour will help you understand forest life and the flora and fauna on the trail. One hikes to an elevation of over one thousand feet where you have fantastic views of the Roseau Dam. This trail is recommended for persons who are physically fit. The Millet Rainforest is highly recommended for bird watching; as it is well known as a bird sanctuary where many of the island’s 150 bird species can be seen including the St. Lucian Parrot-Amazona Versicolor.
DES CARTIER RAINFOREST TRAIL- This trail is located six miles away from the main road on the island’s east coast and is 4 km (2.5m) long. It is a trail recommended for seeing the St. Lucian parrot and other bird species. The fauna of this area is diverse and has two spectacular views of rainforest canopy at the viewing points. Total hiking: one and a half to two hours.
Duration: 3 1/2-6 hrs.
Time: 7: 30/8:30 a.m.-Depends on the trail and your location on the island.
Price: US$55.00-US$110.00-Depends on the trail, number of persons and your location on the island.