Trois Freres Trail

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Trois Freres Trail

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Doha, Qatar391 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
TOP TIP: Go early and you'll have the whole trail to yourself. By that I mean, try to start before about 9.30am

We did a different hike each day. For us, Copolia and Morne Blanc were more enjoyable, with better views, but still Trois Freres was interesting.

There's a mid point with a viewing platform, then the trail gets rougher and a warning sign tells you not to go on. You can, but take it easy. I had a 14kg toddler on my back so we only went a little way further and then turned back.
Written June 25, 2018
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Mattie S
Southampton, UK20 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
I went alone by bus to Trois Freres - bus 14 from platform C in Victoria - and was so happy to find that it was a safe and enjoyable hike to do as a solo traveller!

I didn’t complete the full Hike for safety reasons, as there is a sign saying not to go further, which I wouldn’t advise if you’re alone!

That being said, follow the small path to the right of the sign for a few metres and you find a beautiful viewpoint of Victoria and Mont Fleuri!

Pics included!
Written June 6, 2018
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Sicness S
14 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Firstly,access to the trail... Head over the pass until you the pass "the station" (a large white fence Wall) (OTL if coming from Victoria) - also excellent for breakfast or lunch at very fair rates... Follow up the road past 2 more bus stops and the access is a village driveway OTR side of the road, head up there until a dead end which is the parking spot. The trail is well marked. The first small Y junction about 25 mins up goes ; right to a lookout(seat is now broken), and left up the the big metal cross and towards the summit itself.
Some scrambling required so if racing sunrise a head torch may be handy. After 25-30 mins the track will again Y fork. The left pass follows the ridge west, take the right fork to the rocky outcrop.
At the out crop don't be tempted to follow people's litter trails to make it to the cross, instead there's an easier path skirting around the back of the rocks(still some minor scrambling req).
Abit trickier when wet, but still a good time.
View is still nice with cloud, would be awesome for the sunrise.
Written September 27, 2015
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Jude M
Mahe Seychelles3 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
Upon reaching the top of Trois Frere Trail you a have beautiful view of the Mahe Island which is untouched and preserved by the local government. The air that you breath is fresh and pure. Everywhere is surrounded with green vegetation growing in its natural habitat.
The birds flying past landing on the branches of the trees and humming beautiful melodies.
Giant granite rocks with different shapes and sizes stretches along like a massive wall.
Written October 10, 2013
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10 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
The length of trail is 800m approx 1.5 hrs up and down. Path is not very steep only at the near the top. Most of trail is flattery sort of with bit inclination. OK for beginners. The trail extends further up thou, I dint go as the board says to go at your own risk and trail looked bit much to go further. Nevertheless the view from mid way was nice, I could see a flight land at runway which was nice. Morne blanc is much steeper than this one. If you plan to do one trail do morne blanc. Or if you beginner for trek this one suits. View isn't great as morne blanc however you see the other side of island which is Victoria Eden island, Mahe city.
Written May 23, 2017
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Victoria, Seychelles67 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
This trail is good for experienced and unexperienced hikers alike. the first 45 minutes of the trail will take you to the first view point, which has fallen into an ill-state, as it once was an excellent place to have a picnic. If you are a little more daring, the photo provided by TripAdvisor actually shows the start of the MORE-EXPERIENCED portion of the trail, as it is steep and requires an additional 1+ hour to reach the top. Many locals have climbed this hill; however, some are still afraid. I recommend you plan at least 4 hours, bring your camera and at least 2 liters of water per person.
Written April 21, 2016
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Hyderabad, India143 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
It is a relatively easy and interesting trail. You get to see a lot of interesting plants and fruits along the way. We went with a highly experienced guide Mr Basil.

The ascent is gentle, but gets tough at times, and the last 50 feet is particularly steep. You get to see hundreds of Pitcher Plants and Red pineapples towards the end of the trail.

The trail is named "Le Trois Freres" (meaning "3 brothers" in French) because at the end - you get to see 3 rocks which resemble 3 human heads.

Views from the top are amazing. On clear days, it is possible to see Praslin island and La Digue island as well. We got to see an amazing view of an aeroplane arriving into Mahe island from Praslin, and landing at the Mahe airport.

Carry sufficient drinking water and snacks, and wear top quality hiking shoes. Always good to go with an experienced guide.

It rained for few minutes when we were at the top, and that makes the descent slippery. So, if you encounter rains - just stop and wait for rain to finish before proceeding further.
Written April 19, 2016
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Warsaw, Poland1,693 contributions
Apr 2013 • Family
The trail is really nice. It's not too long, but it's not a 5min walk, making it ideal for a afternoon hike. The views are nice, flora too. The rock formations add to the attractions of the path. The only drawback is the quality of the sign posts, destination "terrace" - all are either destroyed or in real bad shape. It shows not too many people walk the path and little effort is put to maintain these few sign posts...a small shame as the whole path is nice. It takes ~2 hours to go up and back. We did it in this time with 2 small children. A 5 year old can do the whole path by himself, but be aware there are some parts with chains (rocks).
Written May 11, 2013
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Rajeev S
Victoria, Mahe63 contributions
Oct 2012 • Friends
If one’s Spirit of Adventure speaks, the journey could begin for this hill any time. Otherwise, some physical preparation is required before one tries to touch this Cross. Reaching that top is a different kind of step in discovering facets of the island nation of Seychelles, but it is an important one. Just for the record, this mount is the second highest in Seychelles, second only to Morne Blanc or Morne Seychellois (also known as Cloud Montain).

Obviously, the trip offers magnificent views of pristine forest, a forest with clouds moving around the hills all the time, which one can only see from the ground level otherwise. Upto half-way (The Kiosk), the hike is relatively easy and can be graded as “2” in “1-10”. The vantage point offers amazing views of the islands, water, the city and also the verdant hills. A nice place to stay, rest a while and imbibe the views.

This is also the place where it is time to decide for the next bet. The “Cross” at the top can be seen from The Kiosk and one can imagine the uphill task one could be up against. Once the trek starts, it’s a continuous walking up the hill with trees, roots, branches, mud and rocks offering plenty of help and cohesiveness. Reaching near the top, one is left to grapple with bare rocks and quite a lot of dare-devilry is required to go and touch the cross, which quite a few are (expected) not to do.

While going uphill has its challenges, it’s the coming downhill on this path that makes one’s grit play its role. The hike after The Kiosk could be rated “5” (also because of the terrain being wet most of the times).

In the overall, in the flora section, the forest offers glimpse of red pinnaple, pitcher plant (carnivorous), different kind of ferns. Also up in the thick forest, one comes across a fly (like a housefly) but with orange colour body, a spider with a black bead like body, a bird with orange beak.

As for the route, grossly, on Chemin Sans Souci drive till a very visible bus stop (RHS) in front of a (white colour building) named THE STATION and then drive a few meters ahead till the next a smaller bus stop (RHS) comes. Immediately next to this bus stop on the right hand side, a narrow winding ascending road leads through the village and reaches an opening where one can park the car. A directional board has been placed here to tell of the way through the forest. Just before reaching the vantage point “The Kiosk”, a fork comes. Right turn takes us to the vantage point and left one goes forward to the forest leading up to the Cross. On the path to Cross too, near the top, a fork divides the way. The right side way leads walkers to the Cross and left side goes further down the forest.

Well, all this is just a summary. The real fun is in the happening, when it does.
Written November 15, 2012
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Michael H
Leigh-on Sea, UK23 contributions
Mar 2019 • Business
Beautiful trail, can be done by people of any calibre if you take your time. Be careful in the rain as the path can become slippery when wet.
Written March 19, 2019
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