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La Soufriere Cross Country Trail

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Address: St. Vincent
Phone Number: +1 784-453-1623
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Activities: Hiking
Description: The La Soufriere Cross Country Trail winds its way from sea level up to...
The La Soufriere Cross Country Trail winds its way from sea level up to the top of the majestic La Soufriere Volcano (4048ft/ 1178m). Granite cliffs reach for the sky, giving way to sweeping valleys and deep gorges and eventually the immense volcanic crater. The walk to the crater is moderately difficult, and takes about two hours uphill from the windward side. The La Soufriere Cross Country Trail snakes across the width of St Vincent, and can be walked from either the leeward or windward coast. The total trail is approximately 9 miles (15 km) long and offers breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding land and seascape and close encounters with fauna.
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La Soufrière Hiking

I went by the east side, it's tougher but it worths it. In 3h/3h30, you are at the top and you can also go down inside the crater. Very good exercise. You definitely have to do it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I went by the east side, it's tougher but it worths it. In 3h/3h30, you are at the top and you can also go down inside the crater. Very good exercise. You definitely have to do it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I hiked up the Eastern approach to the volcano with our two teenage boys which was amazing. Lush tropical rainforest gave way to volcanic scrub and extraordinary dry rivers from the lava flows. Up and back down in 3 3/4 hours. It was foggy and a bit wet when we climbed in April so we couldn't see into the crater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Incredible hike that is doable for most people. Your guide will go at your own pace whether fast or slow. Once you reach the top, you will be blow away by the incredible view of the active volcano and the giant crater. Definitely a must-do!!!!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not for the unhealthy and light hearted. great uphill hike but very challenging. Bring lots of water.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

3 1/4 mile climb from the car park, the last 30 minutes are the perhaps the toughest as you are exposed to the strong wind and clambering over rough ground. Hopefully you'll have clear skies at the crater rim, the view to the Leeward coast is stunning.

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Georgetown, Guyana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fantastic experience! Was uncertain whether my weak knee would make it but it did. I took a 1x 600 ml bottle of water and a power bar and did the hike up in about 2-1/2 hours. Although my muscles were sore for almost 4 days, I have absolutely no regrets. The trail is well maintained. Our guide was great. With... More 

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Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Its a very long hike up and a great work out once you have your water bottles you cant go wrong once you reach the top the view a just amazing , if your not careful the wind would blow you away for such , coming down could be a little challenging but once you have a good stands you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a long hike, most of it uphill, but it's awesome when you see the volcano at the top. Don't forget the water.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Go in the dry season. It is also advised to go with a guide which Richmond Vale will provide. The hike is several hours in duration, so make sure you take food and water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

An amazing rewarding walk, excellent views and great experience of climbing down into the volcano. For that reason I am scoring it a 5 as we really wouldn't have missed doing it. We hiked from the Richmond Vale Academy/ Hiking Centre up the Leeward trail, we are told this is a longer more strenuous trail (perhaps 9 miles each way... More 

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