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Gros Piton Nature Trail

Page Type: Route

Location: Saint Lucia, North America

Object Title: Gros Piton Nature Trail

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Created/Edited: Feb 3, 2006 / Feb 5, 2006

Object ID: 168440

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Approach


Take the main highway on the west coast of St Lucia to the town of Fond Gens Libre at the base of Gros Piton. Gros Piton is halfway between Soufriere and Choiseul.

Route Description


The route to the top is 2 miles long and can take anywhere from 3 to 6 hours one-way. It starts off gently and then steeply climbs to the summit. The trail consists of loose rock and passes through all four vegetation types from dry coastal forest to elfin woodland or cloud forest. At about halfway and from the summit you will be rewarded with excellent views of Petit Piton.

Essential Gear


No gear is necessary. Just make sure you have water and a snack.

Miscellaneous Info


For an in depth trip report please visit the Natural Born Hikers
Gros Piton Page

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