Gros Piton Trail

HARD 18 reviews

Gros Piton Trail is a 5.8 kilometer 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.

5.8 km
706 m
Out & Back


nature trips

scenic driving







no dogs

15 days ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

7 months ago

The best experience in my life!

8 months ago

Did/attempted this hike a couple weeks ago. I was on a cruise so we started from the beach, about 600 ft below entrance from the street and you have total of four hours to get up and back. As noted by others the hike is tough but well worth it, even just to half way. Your two main enemies on this hike are heat/humidity and the steepness of the trail. For reference, I am 50, got hurt playing hockey and laid up for month of March, did not get back into gym, have not hiked a mountain in 40 years and made it half way, about 1400 ft. I am from Florida so heat not an issue but the only hills here are speed bumps.

9 months 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!

9 months ago

9 months 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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

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!

Friday, February 24, 2017

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.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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

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