Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Basse-Terre with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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blowdown
muddy
2 months ago

Warning ⚠ ! after crossing the river for the first time, be sure to continue by the river, rather than climbing the path, cause it's very steep to get down to the river after, and pretty dangerous. However, that's a really beautiful waterfall, even after a huge storm!

It was very foggy and windy, but we expected it. It is a very nice activity to do when we are in shape, because we must be vigilant if it rained. The cloud breakthroughs along the way pleased us.

Fun hike. Moderately challenging for a fairly experienced hiker. Took 2.5 hours up and back. Get there before 8am; it starts to get pretty crowded after that and the trails get pretty narrow at some points. In March 2019, portions of the top were closed. The top section gets pretty steep, wet, and cold. Make sure you have good footwear and a rain jacket.

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muddy
scramble
9 months ago

I would recommend this hike to more experienced hikers. The trail has a lot of swamps in the way back and it is very windy at the top. You have to bring waterproof shoes and good raincoats.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
9 months ago

My boyfriend and I hiked La Soufrière last week. It was beautiful, but challenging. The loop starting clockwise is better maintained, but very busy until the peak. The top is very windy! Most people return on the same path. The continued loop is very empty and peaceful, and contains hiking links to other important natural places, like waterfalls. This part of the hike is less well maintained and is technically hard, especially when raining. Bring rain gear.

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rocky
scramble
10 months ago

Tough in spots (near the top) but so worth it for the views - especially if you're in the lucky 10% to get a clear day. But it was also very cool to wander around the vents of an active volcano. Getting there by 0800 gets you parking by the trailhead as well as little traffic on the way up, but coming down is crowded.

Our hotel guide had advised that the last little bit of the trail after the river wasn't that interesting, so we turned around there, rather than having to cross the river and ending at a parking lot (and we didn't have 2 cars). There are signs scattered along the trail (in French) focusing on flora and fauna, but mostly on sketching/painting for kids. There are 2 cannons and remnants of a powder storage at one point, then a windmill base, then some petroglyphs from the Arawaks. Beautiful views of Les Saintes and Dominica from the coast. This is a relatively easy hike, with some clambering over loose rocks, and there is intermittent shade. Nice to travel through several ecosystems of the rocky coast, drier forest at the beginning, and ending in almost rainforest.

hiking
11 months ago

was a tough climb, not as bad as anticipated, got there early started climbing around 7:30- 8am, not too many people on trail. Alot of people climbing up on our descent. go early and wear hiking shoes/boots and you will enjoy it. a little wet and muddy. but not so bad. some narrow spots . and some scrambling.

Wow what a beautiful hike! It was very foggy and rained a lot when I went but it was still an incredible sight! Raincoat and a good pair of hiking boots is a must. Very rocky, slippery and steep. Took us about 4.5 hours to finish the hike, starting from Bains Juanes. This hike was tough! I’m still feeling it days later but so worth it.

Sun Nov 04 2018

Hokey doodle. this is challenging. There are slippery rocks are crazy ascents and descents everywhere. the wind is very powerful. And rain at times. wear proper footwear.

Runs very well maintained the second part is more difficult especially if the rain is present

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