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Mastic Trail

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Address: Frank Sound Road, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-949-0121
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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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Bird Watchers and Nature Lovers Paradise

We have been to Grand Cayman several times and have always wanted to explore the historic Mastic Trail. Today was that day. There are two ways to take the tour, guided or on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff N
Milford, Massachusetts, United States

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Milford, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Grand Cayman several times and have always wanted to explore the historic Mastic Trail. Today was that day. There are two ways to take the tour, guided or on your own. First off, let me begin by highly recommending the guided tour with Stuart from the National Trust. The fee is nominal for the outstanding information... More 

Thank Jeff N
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very informative tour on the Mastic trail. Stuart from the National Trust taught us all about the native and non native plants and birds of the Cayman Island. Without the tour you would miss out on the names and background, smells and tastes of the amazing flora. The tour was about 3 hours. We loved it!

Thank David B
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big thanks to Stuart for a fun and informative hike on the Mastic trail. Loved every minute! We saw, felt, learned about and even tasted the trees and plants on the trail. Wonderful 3 hours! Don't miss this on your visit to the Caymans! Thanks Stuart!

Thank MSBinID
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

You have to do this hike with a tour guide (there's a cost for the guided tour)! Stuart was amazing! He had us sniffing leaves, tasting leaves, watching birds, and providing all kinds of helpful information about the trees and rock formations. The hike starts from the north trailhead and is easy but wear good walking shoes (tennis shoes work),... More 

2 Thank bdrandco
Noord, Aruba
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We arrived in Grand Cayman on a cruise. Had researched the various attractions through Tripadvisor before our trip. Our decision became Mastic Trail. We certainly are glad that we decided to take this tour. Stuart was waiting for us at the end of the pier, as agreed upon, and took us on a very nice relaxing tour. Eventhough it was... More 

1 Thank Lenie L
Flower Mound, Texas
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70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We hiked the Mastic Trail starting from the north entrance, which is important to note because this trail is not a loop, you will need to double back when finished. The vegetation is very interesting, especially up close. You won't see much wildlife other than bugs and the occasional snake. Use plenty of quality bug spray, pack water, and be... More 

4 Thank Matt E
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stuart introduced us all different plants trees and let us know the history of Cayman nature. Very nice tour ! Even though our English is not so good, he was very patient, we understood all! The stories he told was very intersting!

1 Thank Shanshan L
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This island is flat and developed so your hiking choices are severely limited. The Mastic trail is the best trail you'll get on the island. It feels like you are in the middle of nowhere and it feels kind of jungly. You will park your car in the dirt pull-off, read the sign about the wildlife (note that the snakes... More 

1 Thank traveller60958
wheeling, wv
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58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We made it about a half mile into this trail before turning back. I was so disappointed, but only had flip flops. The mosquitos were insane. The terrain was rough, rocky and very muddy. I came out looking like I was in a swamp from the knees down (and probably smelled like it). The tree cover is dense and there... More 

3 Thank R-JT2005
George Town, Grand Cayman
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94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is one of those attractions which I would like to rate Good rather than Average but since TA doesn't give that option it's going to have to be the latter. It's a very pleasant walk which gives you a rare opportunity to get away from it all and to enjoy nature as it is. Thanks to previous reviewers, it's... More 

2 Thank Balitraveller53

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