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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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A great work out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Barbados
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

yup theres a spot up there called elfinland, its mystic vortex up there, a bit of a hike but path is good make sure you have good strong comfy walking shoes and a rain jacket it can get pretty cold up there and may rain anytime, charge your camera battery.

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had visited La Soufriere last year, 2013. It is forest and almost 4-5 km walking in forest. We were in group of 20 people, we enjoyed. I was last to reach on the top, but after that i was very happy. Regarding way to volcano its all forest, there is one good stay after walking of 1 hour. Its... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This a site for the Nature enthusiast. If you want to explore nature in a tropical rainforest whiles getting possibly the best cardio workout that could make Shaun T's "insanity" look like child's play, just try hiking up this sleep beast of a Volcano. Oh and don't forget, you can try running it. LOL. The view at the top is... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a must do thing. Full stop. What you need to know: 1) you do need a guide as the trail at places is not very safe and things happen, be safe. 2) at the top it is much cooler, have something warm with you. 3) no matter how tired you are, ask your guide to take you inside... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The ACTIVE volcano can be seen in the distance from many areas of St Vincent, dominating the skyline in a shroud of mist. If you want to climb to the crater, it is an arduous walk of about 4 hours taking a couple of hours to complete in sweaty humid conditions, so take water and a hat at the very... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Something memoriable on my 50th Birthday - climb a volcano. We made it to the rim of the crater in 1hour 45, guide book said it would take 2hr 30min. we had a young local guide, but there was a path the whole way. 1hour 15min back. loved it! such different vegetation, tropical rain forest & tree ferns.

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