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Best trails in Saint-Benoît

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Trying to find the best Saint-Benoît trails? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Salazie, Sainte-Rose or Saint-André, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Saint-Benoît ranging from 7.3 to 39 miles and from 32 to 10,019 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Saint-Benoît
Top trails (7)
#1 - Piton de la Fournaise
Parc national de la Réunion
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
Le Piton de la Fournaise (The Peak of the Furnace), known locally as Le Volcan (The Volcano), is a major tourist attraction on Réunion Island. The trail starts from the Pas de Bellecombe with a wonderful view over the volcano and the Enclos Fouché, a caldera 8 kilometers wide. High cliffs form the caldera's rim. Lower into the enclosur and after descending from Pas de Bellecombe, the little, red crater of Formica Leo is an obvious detour before crossing the stressing lunar landscape of the lava plain. White paint marks over rocks delimit a footpath leading to the Rosemont Chapel, a curious rock overlooking a cave, before going up for a two hours walk to the eastern side of the Dolomieu Crater. The terrain around the trail consists of twisted and turned basaltic rocks, holes, cracks, unconsolidated and loose volcanic soil. After reaching the top, a look inside the Dolomieu Crater may by scary and landslides near the rim are a fairly common occurrence. A walk around the rim is no longer possible due to the latest eruptions, so return route now follows the same path. Please note that the weather can change very quickly, moving from bright sunlight and heat to dense fog with cold and rain. In dense fog, straying from the path is very risky.Show more
#2 - Piton des Neiges via Hell-Bourg
Parc national de la Réunion
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 10 h 3 m
#3 - The Iron Hole via Belouve
Parc national de la Réunion
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
The Iron Hole -- known in French as Le Trou de Fer -- is a stunning canyon with multiple plunging waterfalls. This trail leads to a platform perfect for viewing this popular natural landmark.Show more
#4 - GRR2: Caverne du Four Refuge to La Plaine des Cafres
Parc national de la Réunion
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
#5 - Aurère via Scout Trail
Parc national de la Réunion
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 7 h 6 m
#6 - Piton de Bert Volcano
Parc national de la Réunion
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 37 m
#7 - La Réunion Cycling Route
Saint-André, Saint-Benoît, Réunion
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Length: 39 mi