Gros Piton Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Gros Piton Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near the city of Micoud, St. Lucia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2582 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

Enjoyed the hike with my wife on our honeymoon a while back in March! Bring a day pack and plenty of water before you get started with your guide. It is heavily trafficked with many tourists from all over. Bring some snacks to eat at the top of the peton. It's a beautiful hike! Be prepared to climb and get on all fours for the last section of the hike!

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

You're hiking up and up with your guide that will make sure you have lots of water with you before you start (can buy at the trailhead). The last third of the way up is definitely the steepest with lots of stairs some pretty large steps up to the top. The views at the top of the southern tip of the island from the south side at the top and the view of Petit Piton from the north side at the top are incredible and well worth the hike. Iconic hike of St. Lucia.

3 months ago

I went with my family while on vacation. This is a very challenging trail as it is a quick hike with the guides. It is steep. The trail is divided into four portions and more than a third of those hiking with us could not make it. Take water and a snack. The views are amazing and you will feel accomplished and in need of a full lunch and a swim in the beautiful waters of at. Lucia!

hiking
4 months ago

I did this hike in 2012. It is a guided hike (that's just how they do it there) and it is extremely hard. At one point you are climbing up a rocky incline. It's not a dangerous type of hard, the rocks are scattered enough they function like steep steps. I never thought I was going to fall. The "hard" was more of a physically challenging type of hard. It wasn't the incline that was hard for me. I was able to make it up that steep rock-stepping incline just fine (if I had to guess it would be like 45 minutes with the stair master on the absolute hardest setting). What I found extremely hard was the decline (after completing the incline). It got to a point where my legs felt like noodles and with every steep-step down I was worried my legs wouldn't actually hold up, I was worried that when I took each next steep step that my leg would crumble... but they did and it was so so rewarding to have completed this hike.

4 months ago

Incredibly beautiful. Words can't describe the sights, however more difficult hike than advertised

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

One of the BEST and most challenging hikes I have done!