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Updated: April 23, 2018 00:00
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Trafalgar Falls
Description:

A pleasant, short walk takes one from the Visitor's Centre to a good viewing platform.

The twin falls are referred to as the "Father" (to the left) and "Mother (to the right). The more intrepid can continue on to swim in the refreshing waters of the smaller waterfall (Mother) or hike up to the Father Falls (guide recommended) where you will find a lovely hot spring. Always exercise extreme caution as boulders can be slippery and challenging.

NOTE: The hot water pools along the track to the falls are no longer accessible. They were covered during Hurricane Maria (September 2017).

Trailhead: Accessed from the Visitor's center. These famous twin waterfalls are about a 20 minute drive from Roseau. To get here drive to the village of Trafalgar and continue straight along the main road until to reach the end. You will reach a large parking area with some vendor stalls and a visitor center.

Best time of day to visit: Anytime but for optimal lighting, mid afternoon.

Estimated Hike Time: 15 mins

Kid-friendly! This activity has been kid-tested.

Elevation: 1,040 ft

Forest Type: Rainforest

GPS: 15.326943, -61.336432

Caution: As with any  hikes in Dominica that involve rivers, Flash flooding or swollen rivers are a risk. Know the signs and exercise caution.

DID YOU KNOW?
The Twin falls are fed by two different rivers. Freshwater Lake and various Tribuataries pass through the Titou Gorge feeding the long 'skinny' falls known as the Male, Father or Papa Falls. Breakfast river, which is marks the halfway point on the hike to the Boiling Lake feeds the short 'fatter' one is known as the Female, Mother or Mama falls.

Features:

  • Beautiful Waterfalls with Hotsprings

Amenities:

  • There is a small bar at the base of the trailhead and the visitor's center contains basic amenities. The village is close by with various small bars, restaurants and lodging.
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Hiking Difficulty:
  • Stroll
Environment
Elevation:

1,040

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