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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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Never again lol!!

No seriously, If I was in better shape and had no sports injuries, this would have been the best hike ever. For those in shape....do it!! The vegatation is amazing. The animals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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St. Vincent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

No seriously, If I was in better shape and had no sports injuries, this would have been the best hike ever. For those in shape....do it!! The vegatation is amazing. The animals you meet cool. The views are worth the pain. If you have a heart condition, knee condition, lung condition, do not attempt this hike unless you are willing... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Definitely look at weather reports. we did it with low cloud and rain and saw nothing. Still a great experience

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new forest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you are visiting St Vincent you really must try to reach its highest point. For our trip to the top of La Soufriere we used the services of Fraser Trunos who is a top guy. In his former life he was an accountant! He threw in lots of extras and looked after us exceedingly well on our day with... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Looking down into the crater of the dormant Soufriere Volcano and then descending and looking up at the high steep cliffs of the crater walls from the crater floor was a highlight of my visit to the caribbean. Most of the caribbean have volcanic origins but this one of the few places where you can see a landform that is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I went on this hike with my wife. We stayed at the Cobblestone Inn who arranged for a guide called Stan to take us. It took about an hour drive from Kingstown to the trail car park. We hiked up in around an hour and checked out the crater then back down in around 45 mins. We found it fine... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We did this trek with a great guide called Trunos Fraser after reading a previous review on this site. We would recommend both him and the trek. We were collected from our hotel on the west coast and drove about an hour to the eastern side of the island to hike the eastern approach. There are good rest rooms and... More 

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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Address: St. Vincent
Phone Number: +1 784-453-1623
Location: Caribbean  >  St. Vincent and the Grenadines  >  St. Vincent

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