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Not that difficult for adults in any kind of shape as long as u take your time. A bit difficult with 2 kids though. We did the hike with out 3 and 5 yr olds. My 5yr old made it to the top without a problem but needed hand holding almost all the way down over the large rocky sections. Our 3 yr old was able to make it 3/4 of the way up with hand holding and lifts up the larger rocks. I carried her the rest of the way up and entire way down. Our guide was awesome she helped my son a lot on the way down. The whole mountain round trip took us about 5 1/2 hours. Without the kids, u can probably get it done in 3. If your planning on bringing any kid younger than 5, be prepared to carry them part of the way.

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rocky
1 month ago

This hike caught me off guard BIG TIME. I was under the impression that it would be a stroll around the mountain, BUT as they say, DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! This was by far my toughest challenge and that was only because of the stretches of rock we encountered. The other challenge was due to the rain we encountered, it made the hike down somewhat slippery. Mama almost wiped out twice. As mentioned in some of the other post the hike is worth the effort. The rain forest is so beautiful I actually thought I was in Jurassic Park. St Lucia is a beautiful island and if your in any kind of shape the hike to the top of the Pitons is breath taking and a must do.

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rocky
1 month ago

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scramble
2 months ago

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

For a relatively short hike, it was very difficult. From where we started the hike to the summit was about two miles with 2,000 feet of elevation gain. To put that in perspective, the Hermit Trail in the Grand Canyon has an elevation gain of 4,300 feet over 9 miles. This trail is STEEP! There are very few, if any, switchbacks so you are scrambling quite a bit. The trail is very rocky and uneven like something you’d find in the Southwest. With that warning out of the way, I must say the hike is worth the effort. If you are an avid hiker visiting Saint Lucia, it is a must. Because you’re hiking in a rainforest the scenery is nothing like you’ll find in the mainland US. You are required to have a guide and there are official guides at the start of the trail so it is pretty impossible to simply “sneak” onto the trail (an option I considered). The humidity will make you sweat buckets so bring lots of water. I brought and drank two liters.

$10 usd fee to enter park. Very cool ruins of a fort and other buildings. Can swim at two beach areas.

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muddy
4 months ago

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rocky
scramble
4 months ago

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rocky
scramble
4 months ago

I highly recommend hiking this while you’re in St. Lucia. However, this is an extremely challenging hike which features several scrambles. Make sure you wear actual hiking shoes or boots and bring a ton of water. I recommend going as early as possible because if you are hiking into the late morning or afternoon it is going to be extremely hot.

Beautiful trail you cannot bear the views. Can see all of Rodney bay and on the other side can see Martinique in the distance. Uphill for a bit without shade so make sure to bring water.

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4 months ago

I lead hikes in my hometown and have hiked all over the world. I consider this hike one of the most challenging for a short hike. My calves were quite sore the next day! We paid the entrance fee but took our own guide/caretaker who works at our house in St. Lucia, which was allowed. The cold drinks, beer and fruits being sold at the top of mountain by a few local youngsters, is a real treat! The great homemade food at the end of the hike was well worth the calories. This hike is NOT for the faint of ❤️!!! I recommend wearing good supportive shoes, take at least 3 L. of H20 & carb/protein snacks. Also don’t forget your $ if u want a little fresh fruit or cold beer at the top

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4 months ago

Difficult trail with a lot of climbing. The views on the way up were beautiful. It took about 2 hours to reach the top and it was well worth the climb. Once in a lifetime challenge!

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4 months ago

Hiked this trail this morning. $50USD but I was alone and so the guide and I ran up the mountain together. Very steep but very fun. Can easily be done on your own if you're experienced but it looks like it'll set you back the money even if you go without the guide. Definitely worth the views and the challenge.

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5 months ago

I hiked this trail in the first week of November 2014! I still consider it the hardest hike that I have ever completed - All things considered. But by far the most rewarding. We hiked through dense forested areas with fat rainforest drops coming down on our heads. The vegetation was beautiful and amazing. The views were spectacular! Towards the end the climb very steep, muddy and difficult. I willed my way up to the summit, marching to my hike mantra “you can do this!” The trails were very muddy and I fell too many times to count. I barely made it up to the top but the reward was a feeling of exhilarating accomplishment and a beautiful view of St. Lucia and the Caribbean.

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rocky
5 months ago

A wonderful climb, challenging and exciting. Lots of peaceful rainforest sounds. The best views are at the second or third rest stop because the top is so high up its a little hard to see but the adventure of it makes it worth the climb! Nice coastal views lower down though. The guide isn’t needed but I believe is a requirement more as a money making scheme. The guides will try to get you up and down pretty quickly to move on to next group so just ask them to slow down so you can enjoy the scenery. $50 entrance fee plus tipping your guide. Lots of shade!

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rocky
scramble
5 months ago

tough, steep hike for sure and the $50 us per person entry fee was shocking but on further inspection, they’re employing 48 guides (they give them north face shoes for free), a large staff of trail keepers and beautiful tended grounds below. Worth it. Tip... ask your guide to take you to the north lookout. the summit faces south but a gorgeous 15 min hike leads you to a better view of petit piton, the volcano, mountains and sugar beach resort.

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rocky
6 months ago

A very strenuous hike!! Bring lots and lots of water and start as early as possible! The late morning sun is strong and the heat gets to you! The hike is almost vertical for a great part so we recommend only for avid hikers! The $50 price per person is quite high, yet you do not have these amazing opportunities every day! We hiked with our 4 adult children and 2 of their friends and we all made it to the top and absolutely loved the views!! Pick your guide wisely! The one our kids had was rushing them terribly and didn't even want to let them wait for us to reach the top. Our guide was very nice and patient when I needed to stop and rest. A must do if you are in St. Lucia and love to hike.

I just don't believe in paying $50 for a hike. so we drove up there but we didn't go.

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rocky
6 months ago

The trail is in great condition and you’ll be thankful for the railings in certain spots. It’s a very steep incline most of the way up. The thing that made it very hard for me was the heat and humidity. I can’t stress enough to bring lots and lots of water. I’ve never sweated so much in my life. Our guide was a machine. It was like a walk in the park for him. Took about 4.5 hours round trip. We took a number of breaks on the way up and stayed at the summit for about 20-30 minutes. The view was great! Glad I convinced my wife to do this climb while on our anniversary vacation.

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6 months ago

Was in Saint Lucia for 2 days, so I obviously had to climb this mountain. It was an incredible challenge. Way tougher than anticipated. Don’t bother attending the briefing before your climb...I skipped it and got a head start from the massive crowd.

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6 months ago

Hard hard. Bring water and a snack for energy. It’s basically a trail for a mountain goat. Rocks and steps. Well worth the calorie burn.

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rocky
7 months ago

This was an amazing view of the island! We went with a guide and she was hardcore the whole time. We took 3 short breaks before reaching the top. At times I thought, I am not going to make it. I felt as if my legs were not long enough to climb up, you are rock climbing quite a bit. There are handrails and believe me you will be thankful they are there. I used them more on the way back down. I could not imagine doing this in the rain... don’t forget to put sunscreen on!

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8 months ago

This is a difficult hike but worth it. we were on our honey moon and saw the pitons from the deck of our villa. So we decided we wanted to climb it. We did and glad we did!

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rocky
scramble
9 months ago

Gros Piton could be a 5 star hike, but the park is charging $50US per person to go up. We almost didn’t go it was so expensive. In the end, the high prices keep people away and it wasn’t busy on the narrow trail. Note: the price includes a guide, who mostly make their living off tips. The hike is pretty and there are lots of footholds and rails to grab onto. So much so, I’m not sure we could have made full use of a walking stick if we had them. If you’ve climbed Mt Pelée on Martinique, Gros Piton is similar to the hike to the rim of the crater. The crater hike ob Mt Pelée was much tougher. Good views from the top of Gros Piton, and it made me want take the longer hike up the island’s big volcano. This hike is a little tough on the knees, but if you take your time you’ll make it.

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