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Mastic Trail

Frank Sound Road, Grand Cayman
345-949-0121
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Ranked #92 of 169 activities in Grand Cayman
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Guided tours are offered on this old nature trail that takes visitors through several of the island's various ecosystems.
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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We hiked the Mastic Trail with Stuart from the National Reserve. Stuart was very knowledgeable about the trees, plants, birds, mammals, and reptiles on the trail and island. He was also very knowledgeable about the history and geology of the island. We saw birds, lizards, snakes, hermit crabs, agouti etc. Wear sturdy shoes as the rocks are sharp! We would... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

As much as this was a highlight of our holiday, I think the majority of typical visitors to a carribean island would not enjoy it so much. We came across this on a glorious day but had the wrong footwear on so returned a few days later. About a third of the way in it began to rain, we were... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We all love to hike, so we were excited to get out into the more natural areas of GC. The Mastic Trail Reserve does offer guided tours, but unfortunately we were not there on a day when they were offered. I think if we'd had the guide it would have been better (I emailed with him prior and he was... More

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Grand Cayman
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I understand that there aren't a lot of options for people who like to hike/walk outdoors in Cayman but this trail is not the answer. It's a mostly straight yet wholly uncomfortable trek along uneven volcanic rock and overgrown tree roots and brush. If you've ever wondered where to go to collect samples of every mosquito ever to terrorize the... More

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Olympia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a fun trail, but some folks may not find it the easiest due to the uneven ground. We do a lot of hiking over terrains of all kinds, so we didn't have any concerns. However, someone who's balance isn't the best may mind it a little too challenging. We went on our own, but I agree with some... More

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rockville, md
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Our family and friends booked a private tour with Stewart on the Mastic Trail. I highly recommend hiring Stewart. There were 7 of us including three children (ages 9-11). Everyone had an amazing experience. Stewart is so knowledgeable. He told us so much information about the plants, birds, and reptiles. One of our sons is a beginning birder and Stewart... More

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Arnprior, Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The Mastic Trail is a wonderful hiking trail in the heart of Grand Cayman. It is a challenging trail due to the unevenness of the path as well as the heat. It is well worth the hike especially with a guide from the National Trust. You can book your guide by visiting the National Trust office/visitors centre at Dart park.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Anyone with any interest in nature or hiking will love this remarkable trail. Other reviews speak of how hard it can be, and while it is no doubt very challenging in some parts of the year and in the heat of mid-day, we found it more accessible than we were expecting. Early morning March temperatures were pleasant, a few somewhat... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We hiked the trail from the south entrance to the north together with Stuart Mailer, our guide. We suggest to book the guided tour, without him, we would not have enjoyed ourselves as much as we did. He was extremely knowledgeable and pointed out a lot of birds and other animals. We probably would not have spotted the parrots, snakes,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The trail head is a little hard to find, but the brochure gave great directions. The trail starts out wide and flat with low trees and shrubs. Wish we knew a little more about the local plant life, but we did get to see the wild parrots and more than one iguana and some smaller lizards and frogs. We found... More

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