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Waitukubuli Trail

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Waitukubuli Trail

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FarFlungStarling wrote a review Mar 2020
Qualicum Beach, Canada986 contributions236 helpful votes
We booked this 4 hour "Waitukubuli National Trail adventure hike" with a guide. Bevin is a lovely, soft spoken, knowledgeable and attentive guide. He picked us up on time and delivered us back to the ship as promised. This was a small group excursion with only my husband and I along. The hike itself covers a mixed terrain of dirt/gravel road, broken pavement, forest path and a sidewalk that wound along the ocean front. The hike covered approx. 21,000 steps/16 km from the starting point at Rodney's Wellness Retreat to Scotts Head Beach and back then to the "Bubble Beach" natural hot spring in Soufriere. The hike is often up hill and does have some tricky downhill sections as well but It's very scenic and Bevin filled in the history, notable facts and points of interest. This would be a difficult trek to manage without a guide as it was mostly unmarked. Sadly there is still a lot of damage evident from Hurricane Maria, a category 5 that devastated a number of Caribbean Islands including Dominica in 2017. You definitely need good walking shoes, water, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. We brought our gear and did some snorkeling at Scotts Head Beach. It was a refreshing dip and there are some fish but the reef has been mostly destroyed and mounds of broken coral tell the tale. At Bubble Beach we poked our toes into some very hot water then enjoyed a cold beer. All in all a very enjoyable day and very much the island from the "local" point of view. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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John S wrote a review Jul 2019
Bronx, New York41 contributions8 helpful votes
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The beauty of Dominica is on full display on this stretch of the Waitukubuli Trail. The 6.8 km hike took about 4 1/2 hours and took my wife, our host/guide Tom and I through pristine rainforest. From lizards, to birds and enormous palms to tiny flowers, this is a nature lover’s little slice of heaven. A few words of caution, bring the proper gear (pants, comfy hiking footwear, hat, more water than you think you need, a good walking stick) get a knowledgeable guide (Tom from Wanderlust Caribbean is the man), take your time and watch your footing (a couple of tricky spots that need some extra care). Don’t let any of that discourage you as the views are unmatched.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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David M wrote a review May 2019
Florence, Italy195 contributions32 helpful votes
We did only short sections but it's worth entirely, if you have time and energy. It runs along the coast and in the deep forest inside, The sceneries could change but are always suggestive. We enjoied the stretch in Syndacat where we saw a parrot flying.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Balvine wrote a review Apr 2019
Berkshire, United Kingdom45 contributions44 helpful votes
This is the easiest segment of the National Trail and follows the route of an old farmers road from the Heights above Colihaut over to Syndicate, the next Valley. The route has been well cleared post Maria and is very accessible. There are a couple of areas that have suffered land slides and you need to take care as you cross them, but this is a delightful hike. There are several fine view points and the chance of parrot sightings is good. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours to get to the Syndicate visitor centre which marks the end of the segment. If you want a longer hike, carry on from the Visitor Centre on the first part of segment 11, along the forest track, then down the hillside to the Picard River, about another 2 hours. Don’t forget to buy your Trail Pass.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Margaret M wrote a review Mar 2019
Chadds Ford56 contributions21 helpful votes
12 starts in Borne, and climbs steeply to the slopes of Morne au Diable before descending into the villages of Vielle Case and Penville. 13 starts at the end of Pennville and goes along the steep mountain slopes around the headlands of the island before descending into Capuchin. Post Maria, both sections are now well cleared, but the damage was extensie, and it must have been a tremendous amount of work to get it to this state. Views are tremendous of the Atlantic and the Caribbean, and the trail goes through both extent and abandoned farms and montane forest. A bit more road walking than I would like in Vielle Case and Pennville. Hiked with very knowledgeable guide Clife Honore at 613-1387,
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Date of experience: March 2019
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