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“Uneventful hike”
Review of Mastic Trail

Mastic Trail
Ranked #34 of 173 things to do in Grand Cayman
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Owner description: Guided tours are offered on this old nature trail that takes visitors through several of the island's various ecosystems.
London, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Uneventful hike”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We walked and walked for an hour over rocky terrain and saw one lizard and a couple of birds. We never reached the end of the trail because the trail was u serious water at one point. There is lots to see on Grand Cayman but you won't find much of it here.

Visited October 2012
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Gray, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“no way”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The trail was basically a swamp and we had to muck through smelly mud. We turned around after we figured out it was not going to get any better. Best part was the Trail sign with all the information on it because there was a frog in ever corner of the sign. We did see one snake before turning around. Our shoes were really gross and I threw mine away. I am glad I had brought an old pair. Those in the group wearing hiking sandals were not happy.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank cntlyle
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Grand Cayman
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Worth the effort”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

There is something particularly satisfying about doing a trail that is devoid of other travellers. You will see, if you choose the right time of day, plenty of birds even parrots. Remember to put lots of mosquito repellent on (even under t-shirts) and sun block. Also bring water. The walk itself is not challenging so is suitable for any able bodied person over the age of 8.

Visited May 2012
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3 Thank Maria E
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Red Deer, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nature's Beauty”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We went on the trail with "Joe Tourist Cave Tours" adventure! We learned many things about the plants, wildlife and history of the island. An awesome day!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Laura W
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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrific guided tour”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Hiking the Mastic Trail is a wonderful way to see a side of Grand Cayman that you might miss if you stick to the more populated tourist destinations. The Mastic Trail goes through a 2 million year old forest, and is the place where many of the Cayman Islands' native species evolved. The hike itself is relatively easy, but I strongly recommend calling Stuart Mailer of the National Trust to arrange for a tour. His knowledge and insights will ensure that you get the most out of your hike. With Stuart, we spotted lizards, snakes, hermit crabs, and a variety of beautiful birds, including the Grand Cayman Parrot. He also identified much of the flora for us (including which leaves to avoid touching). If this is your first time hiking the Mastic Trail, a guided tour is definitely the way to do it.

Visited August 2012
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3 Thank Carol D
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