The hike is not for the faint of heart and requires some basic fitness to make it to the top. If you can't walk up dozens of flights of stairs comfortably, this hike may not be for you. The terrain is steep but the views at the top are fantastic. The ascent and descent are both tiring and plenty of water is needed.
There are viewpoints facing both South and North. The North facing vantage point is of the Petit piton and is the better of the two views. The South vantage point looks down the coast and over the local village.
The guides that you meet at the interpretative center are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. My wife wasn't able to complete the hike but spent the afternoon with a guide named Virginia. I believe Virginia told her more about the island than she learned the rest of the trip. She really enjoy her time with the guide.
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