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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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The La Soufriere Cross Country Trail winds its way from sea level up to the...

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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I went up from the leeward side, after a stop over at Richmond Vale Hiking Center. They have a fantastic guide, Franklin (or "Fourteen" as he is also called), and he will take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jeanette H
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Skien, Norway
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Skien, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went up from the leeward side, after a stop over at Richmond Vale Hiking Center. They have a fantastic guide, Franklin (or "Fourteen" as he is also called), and he will take well care of you. He has climbed the volcano over 300 times! The hiking center will provide you with some water, biscuites and fruit - and you... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're visiting St. Vincent, I'd recommend booking a tour with Fraser's Taxi Tours. He's a down to earth guide, who is passionate about what he does. He will go out of his way to accomodate you and make sure you had an enjoyable experience.

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Thank Reevochka
Beijing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, all props to Fraser as a guide. He showed up on time with his very nice taxi van, and provided plenty of local insight on the drive up the windward coast. He was also very responsive through email in confirming the booking and advising on preparation. He had water, fruit, including fresh mangoes, and other snacks that he hauled... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Difficulty: Challenging Location: Saint Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Elevation: 4,048 feet above sea level Length: 1.5-2 hours uphill, 1.5 hours downhill. Guide: We booked with Trunos Fraser who took us through the rainforest on the windward side but there are other operators in St. Vincent like Richmond Vale Hiking which offers the leeward side which is a longer,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Hiked up on the windward side without the use of a guide. Trail was pretty easy to follow and the sights were unreal. Was quite the work out but once we reached the top it made it so worth it. Highly recommend hiking this trail!!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My husband and I climbed La Soufriere yesterday.(4049 Ft. and the highest peek in St Vincent and the Grenades.) What an experience! Trunos Fraser "Fraser" was our tour guide. (His business card is attached in our photos.) We would recommend him to anyone who needs an awesome tour guide in St Vincent. He excels in customer service and has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Recommended to us by friends and our hotel, he turned up in a sumptuous taxi - AC, WiFi, drinks, snacks etc. First he cut us walking poles (which made the somewhat arduous journey SO much easier). Advised us on clothing beforehand etc etc. Also knowing the 'farmers' who journeyed across the volcano, he made for a very safe trek. "We... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I hiked up Mt. Soufriere from both the Windward and Leeward sides, descended into the caldera, and circumnavigated the caldera. From the Leeward side I went with a guide, Franklin, who was most helpful. The path starts at the far end of Richmond Beach at the end of the leeward road, but is not marked. Finding it on your own... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

First things first. . Check, double check and triple check the weather forecasts because you will only want to climb on a dry day with clear visibility. You definitely don't want to struggle through mud and rain, reaching the top and seeing nothing but mist. You do need to be quite fit, it's a hike up a mountain, challenging but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Its was a rainy day hiking which kept the temperature at cool which took me about 2 hours to reach the top slow walking ,it was very chilly and the visibility was very low at times but on my return to the bottom did it in 30mins or less , i am sure i lost 50 pounds from climbing there... More 

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