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Address: Frank Sound Road, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: +1 345-949-0121
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Guided tours are offered on this old nature trail that takes visitors...

Guided tours are offered on this old nature trail that takes visitors through several of the island's various ecosystems.

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Mastic Trail -- A Great Trail and Experience!

My wife and I hiked this trail in December. It was a wonderful experience. Be prepared, Wear the right footwear for sharp rocks and some muddy/swampy patches.The trail is like a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I hiked this trail in December. It was a wonderful experience. Be prepared, Wear the right footwear for sharp rocks and some muddy/swampy patches.The trail is like a tunnel through the jungle. Plenty of plants, animals and jagged rock outcroppings to keep the trail challenging and rewarding. Go in with with an open adventurous mind and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This would be a very nice hike to do without a guide, but it is so much better with Stewart guiding you. He is a really nice, knowledgeable scientist who has an education in marine biology and geology. He's become an excellent birder and knows all the flora along the trail as well. He has terrific stories to to tell... More 

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connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We self hiked this trail, from North to South (trail head just south of Old Man Bay, east end) and found it interesting but having a guide would lend a better understanding of the beautiful raw nature and environment. We saw butterflies, birds, wild flowers, gecko's, frogs, cactus, various trees, etc....some of which we could identify but not most. It... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this hike and our guide, Stewart was wonderful. Could only do top part as the rains had come the night before but apparently this is the best part anyway. Definitely recommend using a guide as we would not have known hardly any of the plant names and trees. We were tasting and smelling leaves - something that you... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a week of scuba diving, we were happy to take this land-based nature tour for a change of pace. Don't do this without a guide, because you'll surely not fully appreciate what you're seeing and hearing! Our guide, Stuart, was extremely knowledgeable and informative. We learned about birds, trees, the history of the trail and the island, and much... More 

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Scappoose, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attempted to hike the Mastic Trail - which is a 4 mile total out and back trail - starting at the Frank Sound Rd/Mastic Road Trailhead. Bad idea. We got about a quarter of a mile in and came upon a worker clearing a section of the trail of debris. Thank goodness! He saved us from venturing further and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

As a local I had previously hiked the Mastic trail twice before - once using my bicycle (really bad idea) and the other with friends. As I was planning to take my overseas guests I thought I would get a professional guide from the National Trust. This turned out to be a really great decision. Stuart from the National Trust... More 

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Forest Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We were not properly prepared so couldn't really enjoy the full experience. We would do it again in a heartbeat though and I think a guide would be best. It can be very wet and muddy so you need to be prepared with proper shoes, mega bug repellant, long sleeves, long pants and plenty of water. Binoculars would be good... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We ventured on this hike on October 20th with Stuart who promptly told us it was not a hike but a 'nature walk'. This was immediately helpful as we now saw the trail as an educational experience rather than exercise - my sister who lives in Grand Cayman, brought her bike along the last time she did the trail. Stuart... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I (mid-50s) decided to do the trail as a way to get out into the environment. As far as we know this is the only real "get out into the environment" hike on the island. The couple with us were not interested in doing the hike, since the guy had a recent hip replacement. It turns out... More 

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