Copolia Trail
Copolia Trail
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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MarkDip
Vincentia, Australia292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Easily accessible with a car to the start of the trek, although roadside parking can be a bit hit and miss, quite literally. Strenuous pull to the top (2km) on well marked but rugged path. Bring water and a camera. The payment both at the start of trail was closed for my visit and had been for a while due to pandemic reducing tourist numbers. Enjoy!
Written May 14, 2021
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The_Traveling_Expat
Chicago, IL396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I did this hike with a guide. While it was not initially easy (not having hiked in a very long time), it led to amazing views. However, the viewpoint is very weather dependent, so it is definitely recommended to check the weather in advance and go in the morning when it is likely clearer.
Written September 6, 2022
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Steve
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
What a fantastic experience! It’s about a 40-45 mins walk up and bit quicker back. Walk up took us a bit longer because we stopped a few times for water break. Don’t be fooled into a false sense of ease by first 200m. The real climb soon starts and is fairly challenging. It’s in the trees so no direct sun bur big down on you, but very humid…we were soaked by the time we finished! It’s a climb up through ‘jungle paths’ and the onto a large granite plateau at the top.Once at the top…wow! Paradise in full display. Great views over the inner islands, with beaches and turquoise waters. Victoria, Eden Island and the airport all just below. We thought the walk down would be harder than the walk up, but actually it wasn’t. This is a must do trip if you want some of the best views and photo opportunities that Mahe has to offer. Really great value for money at 100 rupees entry (pay at kiosk on arrival). Tip: take plenty of drinking water and though we saw some in flip flops and sandals, I’d definitely suggest more robust footwear…the walk is a little tricky in places.
Written October 14, 2023
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xq22
Dubai, United Arab Emirates141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Lovely trail
Nice views from the top.
Medium level. Took us about 45 minutes to reach up and about 35 minutes to come down
Did it with my teenage daughters

Not for someone with back issues

We went just after it stopped drizzling and it rained again when on top. Was superb nevertheless

Well recommended
Written August 18, 2022
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Svitlanka Sergiichuk
Kyiv, Ukraine345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
This iconic hike in Seychelles is definitely worth making.

Difficulty is moderate - we have made it up
in half an hour from the starting point, and then down in 45 mins since we stopped at the nice picnic points in the jungle (shown on a pic).

The view when you reach the top is unbeatable: you see airport, Eden island and some small islands nearby. There’s also a small shelter to hide from the rain on the top.
Written May 22, 2021
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Lynn W
Torquay, UK64 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I am the first to admit that I am a long way off my normal fitness levels, however I am at a loss to understand the mainly positive reviews for this walk. It is easy to follow and well used but almost entirely steep with steps in places but mainly scrabbling over wet tree roots and rocks. The heat and humidity were extreme on the day we tried. My husband and I gave up about half way there as everyone returning said it carried on much the same. We have walked in many parts of the world and almost never give up on walk. The tropical foliage was lovely and everyone said the view was wonderful.
Written November 16, 2023
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Екатерина М
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Beautiful place and worth visiting. However, its dangerous place.. we got robbed on the way back.. the guy was using machete to threten us. We were told that it happened before covid and it resumed now.. please go in big groups and check the bushes
Written July 14, 2022
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Cantonadi
Abtwil, Switzerland379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Easy trail, nice view point at the end with carnivorous plants, probably one of the best walks on the Seychelles. Unfortunately you pay now an entrance fee. Hope the money goes in the right pocket...
Written November 4, 2021
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Miki
Bucharest, Romania10,502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Why I consider this hike the best trail on Mahe? Simple: it's the safest, has medium difficulty and at the end of the trail you will see the best view a hike has on Mahe. To get here from Beau Vallon or Victoria you need to take Sans Souci Road, which is first right when coming from Beau Vallon. There are 5 km from Victoria to the point where the trail starts. You will pass Copolia Lodge and you will reach Copolia Trail just at the Sans Souci road viewpoint. The Touristic Police will come with you on the trail. Normally a Nepalese guy is guarding your steps to the top. The hike will take between 45 mins and one hour and you need lots of water, anti-mosquito repelent, good hiking shoes and a cap. There are spiders on the trail but they are harmless. The view that you will discover at the top is magnifique. Victoria, Eden Island, The Airport, St Anne, Cerf Island, Moyenne and Round Island can be seen from Copolia Platform. You will see also Khalifa's Palace on the right which is the most impressive building on Mahe. As a bonus to the view you'll have also the pitcher plants which grow at an altitude higher than 600 m. Be careful if it rains because the trail and granite boulders become slippery and you might hurt yourself. If you love hiking try not to miss Copolia, it's the best hike you'll have on Mahe.
Written July 4, 2015
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Apart from swimming at fab beaches, this is the best thing I experienced on Seychelles. To reach the beginning of the trail you have to drive the road above Victoria, connecting east and west coasts. To find the trail pay attention to the sign boards by the road (some 10-15 min drive from Victoria) and few guards sitting by the road in tree shade - there's the start.
They say it's a medium difficulty, but for me it was medium to high in onward and medium in backwards direction. You're hiking through a dense jungle, over the tree roots, granite rocks, etc. The track is beaten and on some places where you're in doubt, there're direction signs.
The scenery on the way is absolutely fantastic, many terrific photo ops, just set your camera for lower light due to lush greenery around. Take your time, look at strange trees, huge leaves, granite cracks and take many photos. Bring plenty of water and extra T shirt in your backpack - it's extremely humid.
Count on 45-60 min to reach the end of the trail - the top rock over the east coast. From there, words are insufficient - see the photos.
For your back journey count on 30-45 min, it's more downhill. For the total trip count between 2 and 3 hours, depending how much you'll spend on the top with magnificent vistas all around you.
Written November 6, 2018
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