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Address: Frank Sound Road, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-0121
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Description: Guided tours are offered on this old nature trail that takes visitors...
Guided tours are offered on this old nature trail that takes visitors through several of the island's various ecosystems.
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Great hike on the Mastic Trail

We hired Paul Watler from the National Trust to take us on the trail. He was very informative about plants and birds. We even saw a Cape May Warbler migrating thru - a new life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Utopia, Texas
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Santa Rosa, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We anticipated the bugs, but not so many, what we did not anticipate was all the lava we would be walking over. It made for a very unstable environment. Not our best experience in Cayman.

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Utopia, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We hired Paul Watler from the National Trust to take us on the trail. He was very informative about plants and birds. We even saw a Cape May Warbler migrating thru - a new life bird. I suggest hiring a guide for the trail to really enjoy.

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Loveland, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is an easy hike, but wear shoes that completely cover your feet, because the footing is a little bit rough in places. We hiked from one end to the other and back. I think the suggestion to hire a guide is good (though we did not); on a hike like this, the little things - a bird here, a... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

im not sure i can write a proper review as we only hiked a fraction of this but i thought i would add the little bit we learned just from driving there. our week in the Caymans I spent fighting off a cold and towards the end both me and my 2 year old daughter were sick. after a day... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I love hikes like this. Long enough that you get into nature but short enough my family will go. It was hot and we sweat a bunch, but fun none the less. Didn't see parrots, but did see a snake and some pretty small birds. Bring lots of water and good shoes to avoid turning an ankle.

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Baltimore, MD
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We tried contacting Natl Trust but they were probably closed due to Easter weekend, and it was a shuffle trying to find who would give a tour, so we walked it round trip from north to south and back. Do wear sturdy shoes and the middle mile is very rocky. Try as we might we did not see parrots though... More 

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Sheffield
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Today we walked the Mastic Trail in Cayman and what an adventure it was. We did it twice from the south there and back just over three hours for good walkers. The wildlife was wonderful parrots, a variety of birds right in our faces, lizards and ultimately a 3 ft Cayman Racer snake completely harmless but stunning in its own... More 

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Mondovi, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We approached the 2.3 mile trail from both the north and south ends (it is not a loop!), which are very different. Both times we had the trail totally to ourselves. Saw many native plants and birds. Very relaxing. Wear comfortable shoes (the north end has a lot of rocks and the south end was a bit muddy).

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Markham, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I hiked the Mastic in early March as a way to get some exercise and enjoy the Grand Cayman outdoors away from the beach. The trail was great - challenging, lots of obstacles, uneven ground, even 26 posted signs pointing out some local flora or sites. We hiked the trail alone fairly early on a Sunday morning... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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227 reviews 227 reviews
58 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

An impressive hiking path but you should be in good shape to make it because it is hot and the path is not even. The guide from the National Trust had extensive knowledge and made us to check the smell of different plants, in general he found different birds etc to show to us. He does not go if the... More 

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