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Hikes and Waterfalls

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The islands of Trinidad and Tobago are a paradise for nature enthusiasts, offering a plethora of hikes and waterfalls that highlight the islands’ lush beauty.

Make your way through verdant rainforests and lush terrain, as you discover emerald green pools and natural rock formations, cool, cascading waterfalls and breezy mountain tops. There are hikes that cater to hiking enthusiasts of all fitness levels.

One popular hiking destination is the Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad, where trails wind through rainforests teeming with diverse flora and fauna. Along these trails, hikers can encounter vibrant bird species like the elusive Toucans and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

In Tobago, visitors can explore the enchanting Argyle Waterfall, a series of cascading falls nestled within a tropical rainforest. The hike to Argyle Waterfall is an adventure in itself, with lush vegetation, exotic bird sightings, and occasional glimpses of wildlife. Upon reaching the waterfall, travellers are rewarded with a refreshing plunge into cool, crystal-clear pools and the soothing sound of rushing water, creating an unforgettable natural oasis experience.

There is much to discover when hiking in Trinidad and Tobago. Be sure to contact us today to book your hiking experience.

PARIA FALLS

Experience the North Coast through the Blanchisseuse forest over an estimated 4.5-hour hike. Visit attractions such as Turtle Rock, the Cathedral at Paria Bay, and Paria Beach, while enjoying the flora, fauna, and birdwatching 

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MARACAS FALLS

Maracas Falls has the distinction of being the islands’ tallest single drop waterfall, with a drop of 91.5 meters (300 ft). It is also one of the most accessible waterfalls and is perfect for beginners, younger children and senior citizens. Allow your senses to come alive during the 4 hour trek, which is filled with breathtaking scenes of flora and fauna. 

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AVOCAT FALLS

Located in the heart of the Northern Range, this cascading waterfall is a must see for any nature lover. The 30 minute trail winds through lush rainforest and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, leading to a 50ft waterfall and crystal clear pools perfect for swimming and cooling off from the tropical heat 

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TURURE FALLS

The Turure Waterfall is around 1.2 kilometers long and takes 20-30 minutes to hike at a moderate pace. The waterfall is surrounded by lush green foliage and the sound of singing birds, as the water cascades over rocks into a turquoise blue pool – a truly immersive experience.  

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LALAJA FALLS

The Lajaja Waterfall is located in the Arima Valley and is an estimated 2.5-hour hike through lush vegetation and unforgettable views. The natural beauty and serene surroundings create the perfect atmosphere to swim in the cool waters and take memorable photos of the cascading waterfall.  

BLUE BASIN WATERFALL

Visiting the picturesque Blue Basin waterfall is an experience that combines natural beauty, adventure, and serenity. The moderately challenging yet rewarding hike takes 1-1.5 hours to complete through the dense forest of Diego Martin with welcoming water holes along the trail. Don’t miss the chance to witness and immerse yourself in this remarkable natural wonder!  

RIO SECO WATERFALL

The hike to Rio Seco Waterfall is a captivating adventure that invites you to explore the wonders of the tropical rainforest in Toco. It offers a moderate to slightly challenging trail that leads to the mesmerising waterfall after a 40-60 minute trek. The majestic water tumbles down the rocky cliffs, displaying nature’s power and beauty. Immerse yourself in the serenity of this hidden oasis and escape from the demands of everyday life. 

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HABIO WATERFALL

At roughly 200 feet high, Habio Falls is Trinidad’s third tallest waterfall, which is situated in Rincon Valley, Las Cuevas on the North Coast. The hike to the waterfall is a challenging 3-hour trek along a trail that is surrounded by lush green forest, wild coffee sprouts and adorned by several tiny crossing streams 

MT. EL TUCUCHE

The climb to Mt. El Tucuche, the second highest peak in the Northern Range of Trinidad, is an exhilarating adventure that takes you through lush rainforests, across babbling streams, and up steep slopes. As you ascend higher, the air becomes crisper, and the panoramic views become more breathtaking. The trail is properly marked, guiding you through a diverse range of flora and fauna over a 1.5-2.5 hour trek. Challenge yourself to this climb and encounter vibrant orchids, towering bamboo groves, and catch a glimpse of elusive wildlife like the Trinidad Piping Guan or the Golden Tree Frog.  

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EL CERRO DEL ARIPO

Climbing the tallest point of Trinidad, El Cerro del Aripo, is a humbling experience that reminds you of nature’s grandeur. Emerald-green valleys below seem to stretch endlessly, while distant peaks peek through blankets of mist. The challenging route in the Northern Range of Trinidad takes 3-4 hours to get to the flat summit with minimum views. It is truly a memorable and gratifying experience.  

BAMBOO CATHEDRAL

Venture deep into this natural wonder where you’ll find yourself surrounded by towering bamboo stalks that create a majestic canopy overhead. The 1-2 hour uphill hike to the top brings you to an old satellite tower built by the United States in the late 1950’s during the Cold War as a Ballistic Missile Early Warning System to detect Soviet missiles. The Bamboo Cathedral is not just a feast for the eyes and ears; it also offers an opportunity to connect with nature on a deeper level, as it is a gorgeous spot to see bamboo forest, monkeys, and beautiful greenery. Experience a piece of history and take a moment to breathe in the fresh, earthy scent that permeates the air, rejuvenating your senses. 

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GUANAPO GORGES

Visit Guanapo Gorges and experience the breathtaking beauty of nature at its finest. Nestled in the heart of Trinidad, Guanapo Gorges is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. The gorges are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike. Take a leisurely hike and let the soothing sounds of the flowing rivers guide you deeper into this enchanting oasis. If relaxation is what you seek, find solace in one of the many natural pools formed by the crystal-clear waters. 

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MERMAID POOLS

Take a scenic trek into the forests of Matura, just off the Toco Main Road and venture to the spectacular Mermaid Pools. The clear, vibrant blue-green hue of the water is breath-taking to behold. Mermaid Pools is the perfect place to refresh your spirits on a hot day!

Image courtesy: Emile Serrette