Gros Piton Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near the city of Micoud, St. Lucia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Challenging summit hike to stunning views of land and sea. Along the Western coast of St. Lucia rests the majestic peak of Gros Piton. Rising dramatically out of the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean; Gros Piton and it's sister peak Petite Piton set an iconic symbol for the adventurous nature of St. Lucia island. The road less traveled, leads to the small village of Fond Gens Libre, where you will meet your guide (required) at the interpretive center, pay the required $30 USD permit fee and start your hike. The way is steep, wet and littered with boulders and roots. This is not an easy stroll along a nature trail. This is a difficult summit hike up 2200 vertical feet. At the end of the hike, sign the summit register (also located at the interpretive center) buy a t-shirt and enjoy the ride back home!
If you hike, and travel to St. Lucia, you'll want to summit Gros Piton (because it's there). That said; the type of hike (guided), the style of hike (limited views), just wasn't my thing. Next time I'm in St. Lucia I'll probably stick with scuba diving and leave the climbing for another destination.