Mastic Trail

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Mastic Trail is a 7.6 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Old Man Bay, Staffordshire, United Kingdom that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
153 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

rocky

historic site

You can take the North Side public bus to the southern trail head or rent a car and drive to either the northern or southern trail heads. Public buses are slightly unreliable however so expect a one hour wait for a bus returning to George Town.

hiking
2 months ago

This is the only hiking trail found in the Cayman Islands. Easily accessible with a well defined trail. During rainy season some areas can get a bit muddy but its nothing too difficult. Lots of flora but very little fauna. Be on the lookout for the very shy Agouti and listen out for parrots.

If you want to cut the trip in half, take two cars and park one at either trail head. After the hike (if you end at the northern trail head) take a ride to Rum Point for a dip in the Caribbean Sea and have one (or two) of Rum Point's famous mudslide. Also nearby is the Queen's Botanical Park. This is definitely worth the visit as its home to quite a few blue iguanas.

Keep bug spray on hand and take 2-3 liters of water. Trainers/Sneakers are fine for the hike. Cotton is not advisable (the humidity is pretty high).

Happy trails!

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

hiking
Monday, December 08, 2014