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“Hard but wort it!”
Review of Boiling Lake

Boiling Lake
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Morne Trois Pitons National Park Hiking Tour to Boiling Lake
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Owner description: Said to be the second largest in the world, this hot springs lake is a caldron of gray-blue water at a temperature ranging from 180 to 197 degrees Fahrenheit; a full-day rigorous hike with a guide is needed to visit this awesome sight.
Martinique
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4 reviews
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“Hard but wort it!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very interesting hike to get to a unique place, highly recommended but need to be fit! It taxes about 3hrs...

Visited August 2013
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Guadeloupe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth it”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is not an easy hike, but is totally worth it! Need to be prepared, have water, and need a guide.

Visited June 2013
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Dawsonville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Challenging-Beware-Time well spent”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I am VERY active and fit (I do Tri-Athlons) and I thought this hike was hard-mainly because the path is very unstable and since it rains so often the path is also wet and slippery. This hike WILL take 6+ hours depending on the speed of your group (not just you). I recommend a private tour guide for this adventure-especially since the path is not intuitive. I also recommend doing this hike on your last day because when you wake up the next morning your calves and joints WILL feel the effects of hiking 3+ hours uphill and 3+ hours downhill with steep inclines/declines. Now to focus on the positive: this hike is through beautiful rain forest, will put you on top of volcano rock peaks among the clouds, you can see the towns below on clear days and you will be able to see first hand a large 179 degree pool of water know as the Boiling Lake and the site is unforgettable. Plus you will probably burn 1500+ calories-bring hearty snacks and a water bottle which you can refill from the fresh water streams-great tasting water is available on the trail.

Visited July 2013
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Tennessee
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth the Pain”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a truly glorious journey, though my knees were screaming by the end. Glad I did it, not sure I'll make it back!

Visited September 2012
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Palatka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“You Can Do It!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

This hike has a strong reputation for being tough. Yes, it is long, especially when wet and muddy. You climb up and down over four mountains, through the valley of desolation with stinking fumeroles, and soon encounter a lake of boiling volcanic water where there is no snack bar or air-conditioned rest-stop! You have to turn around and rest at one of the many cold-water springs along the way.

I just don't understand why people hurry, speeding the whole thing in as few as four hours, when they have all day to enjoy and not exhaust themselves. Yes, you can do it - elderly folks and children make this trek with the help of Dominica's well-trained, professional Guides.

Visited July 2012
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