Gros Piton Nature Trail

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Route
Location:
Saint Lucia, North America
Route Type:
Hike
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
Walk-up

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Gros Piton Nature Trail
Created On: Feb 3, 2006
Last Edited On: Feb 5, 2006

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







Gros Piton Nature Trail

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