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

nature trips
Wed Feb 06 2019

Nice hills, history, local plants which is rewarded with an incredulous view.

Wed Jan 30 2019

Definitely not moderate and more of a climb than a hike. It took me about 4 hours round trip. I suggest hiring a guide unless you are an experienced climber. Well worth it!

Sat Jan 26 2019

It was really cool to hike through the rain forest as I am used to hiking in the white mountain region. I didn’t think it was as difficult as everyone stated as I prepared myself for a really tough hike. It may have been more challenging if I went at my usual pace but my husband and I hiked with a guide and large group so it was slow with lots of breaks. You definitely need good hiking shoes and poles as the way down is steep and rocky and the rocks were damp from a rain shower. The trails were well maintained with railings along the steeper areas. The views were amazing!

Sat Jan 05 2019

Very difficult hike, strenuous, very hot and humid.

Tue Jan 01 2019

ok but sorry, this is just a walk, with some nice views along the way...

Mon Dec 31 2018

Great Hike! It has perfect view points throughout the trail. The entire hike is about 4 hours long to go up then back down. You get to the first view point about 45 minutes in. The last hour to the top is very steep and rocky; the trail gets progressively more difficult but the view is worth it. We weren't allowed to hike without a guide, which was ok, but the trail was clearly marked which and the guide was a bit unnecessary. Take a hiking stick if you can, coming down is very difficult for the knees. I would definitely go back to do this hike!

Mon Dec 17 2018

Great hike beautiful view. Don't forget to enjoy a Piton at the top.

Fri Dec 07 2018

Very challenging hike but well worth the trek, went late in the evening there were no guides available they had already went up with others, so they made a few calls until they got a young boy Michael who lives in the village to escort us up, very fast pace but he ensured everyone was comfortable.

Sat Dec 01 2018

Beautiful view. Rocky path to Signal Point but the views are worth it.

Mon Sep 10 2018

Terrific trail! Make sure you eat a little something before you go and start off bright and early in the morning before the day begins to warm up. There’s a few spots where you need to scramble up but the views are stunning. At one lookout point we even spotted a pod of whales! (Or maybe it was dolphins? This was a few years back.)

Wed Aug 08 2018

Great challenging hike. My and wife and I are avid fitness people and this was challenging. We give it a moderate rating. Very hard sections but for the distance it is manageble. For reference I run 5k in under 21 minutes. We approached this as a challenge and went up and down in just under 2 hours with 15 minute break at the top. The guides are in great shape but we left ours back at the half way point. We met one guide at the top. Mervin, the mountain goat. It sounded like he would be guide to have if you are really wanting to move up the mountain.

Sat Jul 21 2018

Hardest hike I've ever done. It is of course beautiful in areas and you feel really accomplished once you make it to the top. But it was a struggle. Path is well maintained. The guides will make you feel out of shape because it's so easy for them lol.

Sat Jul 14 2018

Let’s be real! This is close to 2 miles straight up. This is more than hiking... it is climbing! With that said... I am an avid hiker in good shape & did this to challenge myself. I have done much longer hikes but after 30 minutes, you are climbing some very steep rocks. Did I stop a lot? Sure. Did I make it to the top? Sure... in 2 1/2 hours. But, it was the hardest short hike I’ve ever done. The sheer steepness of the climb paired with the 80% humidity was the ‘kicker’! It is wonderfully apparent how much pride the locals take in keeping the paths clean and clearly marked! They were actually sweeping off the rock steps to avoid slippage on wet leaves from the humidity! Not to mention my guide, fun, informative and very, very knowledgeable of the hike! He’s been hiking it since a boy! Total trip took me 5 hours. Bring at the very least 2liters of h2o. Trail is almost entirely in shade but humidity can tire you out quick! Walking stick or poles can help on way down for people with weak knees as it is steep!!! Enjoy the challenge!

rock climbing
Fri Jun 22 2018

A great, once in a lifetime experience. We had a large corporate group with various fitness levels. What would normally take about a total of 4 hours (four 30 minute segments) took almost 6 (lots of stopping and hydrating). The first segment has a nice lookout and a pretty moderate climb. There is a hut selling water and fruit so bring cash. There are no washrooms along the path except at the beginning when you sign-in (you sweat so much there are no fluids to retain). The second segment is a little tougher and ends with a nice view. The third segment is strenuous with lots of boulders and big steep steps. The third segment ends under a tree with no views, just a bench. The fourth segment is always wet, slippery and steep. There are handrails in many places along the entire path to help navigate around the rocks. Just before you reach the summit, there is another hut selling water and fruit. The view at the top is awesome. The climb down is actually harder (not strenuous) as you navigate your next foot placement all the way down. Bring water (and buy as you go), backpack (you want hands free), dry face cloth (wipe down the sweat) and a camera/phone. I am glad I did it and can check it off the bucket list.

Wed Jun 20 2018

harder than I expected. I've done mt. Washington many times, but this was another level. totally worth the effort.

Thu May 17 2018

This is a great trail. It is pretty easy. But the view of the Petit Piton is great. You need a guide but they are available at the beginning of the trail. Our guide Jahrod taught us much about the vegetation on the trail. We also ate lunch at the food shack at the beginning and the fish dish was excellent.

Mon May 07 2018

Absolutely beautiful with lots of locals around to help guide us through

Tue Apr 10 2018

Let's put it this way I was. prepared for the hike,then it began,It was strenuous all the way up, I would say it was 120° uphill climb and I am not talking about the heat. it was fun and great accomplishment. it was worth it.

Sun Apr 08 2018

We hiked/climbed to the summit of Gros Piton. Overall, glad we did it. It's one of the iconic activities on St. Lucia after all. However, don't let anyone tell you differently -- this is a strenuous hike to the top. The best views are at the 1/4 and 1/2 points, so you might consider stopping there (though you'll probably feel like a wuss). It's $50 per person (guide required), which might be the only thing steeper than the climb up the last 1/2.

Tue Mar 06 2018

Entrance fee is a bit steep at $50/person. it rained off and on all day so the trail was wet and somewhat slippery. overall the trail is well maintained. it wasnt overly crowded the day we did it (probably thanks in part to the rain.) this is steep and challenging climb. a lot of scrambling and stairsteps. great views of the island. we did the whole thing but in about 4.5 hrs. you can stop at the halfway point if you want a shorter hike.

Fri Feb 23 2018

Nice easy hike and the views are wonderful!

Thu Feb 22 2018

If you ever get a chance I think the views of the island is definitely worth the trek. This is a beautiful area with many activities around the trail to enjoy an entire day.

Thu Feb 15 2018

Gorgeous views at the halfway and 3/4 marks- and then their are the vistas at the top of the hill. Stunning harbor views and sweeping shoreline and islands in the distance. The hike is relentless in it's climb. No real plateaus , no switchbacks, just a straight shot up. If you like to get a pump you can move through it quickly, you can also take it slowly as there are some benches throughout. The trails are wonderfully maintained, respecting the natural surroundings. Took 2hrs 40mins including 20mins at the top. If not pushing pace expect 3-4hrs. I started the day as early as possible and didn't see anyone else until the last 1/3 of my descent. What a gift to commune with nature like this. Beautiful spirit to the mountain, very welcoming and fun.

Sat Feb 03 2018

Nice trail with some steps and rocky areas. Well groomed paths with parts that are paved. Nice historical information stops with beautiful views of Martinique and Rodney Bay. We wore regular tennis shoes and brought water. Wear big spray for the tree covered areas. Great walk from the Sandals Grande.

Sat Feb 03 2018

Incredible hike with a few breathtaking views. It took us about 3 hours up and down. To our understanding, a guide is required. We were fine wearing regular tennis shoes. I hiked with a novice hiker, although he’s in good shape, and he did great. We each drank about 1.5 L of water. I would recommend being hands free. Very rocky. Would not suggest doing if it’s wet.

Sat Jan 13 2018

My fiancée and I are experienced hikers and no strangers to climbing peaks such as Gros Piton. We chose to do this climb because we were vacationing in St Lucia and wanted a special memory to bring back home from our trip. We made it up and back in about 4 hours. We rented a walking stick to help us hike which proved invaluable. We also had 1.5L water each. The ascent is quite strenuous as the trail is very steep and highly broken up with large rocks and roots. You will spend maybe 100 yards walking on dirt the entire hike. There are a few natural stopping points along the way where there is a break in the foliage allowing you to look out onto waters far below. Natural and man-made handholds along the way make the climb up doable with the only real challenge being the steep angle of climb. Now is the time to mention that before being allowed to start the hike you must sign a liability waiver. At the time it felt like a pretty standard thing to do. The descent is far more challenging than the ascent. Large, irregular steps down from rock to rock are not helped by all of the handholds that were available to you to pull your way up. Also, the top half of the trail is quite wet so you are stepping onto wet and often muddy stones and roots making each step treacherous. It’s a miracle no one in our group slipped and hurt themselves. It’s the type of hike that makes you wish for a helmet. The requirement to sign away liability now becomes relevant. At the conclusion of the hike we purchased and consumed another 1.5L bottle of water before heading out to return to our resort and a hot soak. We’re glad we did the hike. Great memories and pictures. One last comment though. Because of the broken terrain you really won’t spend any time while hiking looking around. Your head will be down watching foot placement, especially on the descent. Not that you could see much anyway due to how heavy the foliage is on the mountain.

Thu Jan 04 2018

Our family of 4 moderately experienced hikers really enjoyed our climb. Much of the trail requires climbing over boulders and rocks on steep inclines, but it’s do-able with abundant water and snacks to keep your energy high. The trail is in very good condition, with active upkeep of wooden steps and handrails. Even if you can’t make it to the top, the views from the first and second rest stops along the trail are beautiful.

Sat Nov 11 2017

Physically this was the hardest thing I've EVER done. The taller of the Piton Mountains - Gros Piton looms 2619 ft above sea level. Most of this was a climb - not a hike. I'm SO grateful my body carried me through (although at times I wanted to cry). It was a wonderful, rewarding experience that I'll never never forget.

Wed Jul 26 2017

The best experience in my life!

Thu Jul 13 2017

As an avid climber and hiker, this was on my must-do list for our St. Lucia trip. Compared to other peaks I have climbed, this one was much different. Given the rain-forest climate, the vegetation is tall and thick, preventing any kind of a view on the climb up. Even the summit's view is somewhat limited (i.e. not a 360* panoramic view). There are stopping points a quarter of the way up and halfway up, both of which offer stunning views (see my pic of the halfway point). I would rate the difficulty as moderate for a seasoned hiker/climber or hard for an average person. The trail is steep and sometimes requires hands to pull yourself up. All of that being said, it was worth it to climb perhaps the most iconic peak in the Caribbean and to stand atop a World Heritage Site! A much recommended break from the beaches!

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