Emerald Pool (NGN, UFR)
little fall in a grotto 15 minutes into the rainforest. Very
popular on days when the cruise ship is in. As with all the
falls, you can swim in the pool but the water is cold!
Falls (NGN, UFR)
Twin falls. Nice easy 20 minute walk to the viewing platform;
one can continue on and climb over rocks and swim in the smaller
of the falls.
Shirley (NGN, UFR)
Partially-restored old fort and buildings; serene forest walks.
Take all the time you want here!
Best view is from the very top of the Head but you can stop halfway
up and still get breathtaking views; great snorkelling at the
Long drive but short rainforest walk, with signs that identify
many of the forest trees. Also a well-know spot to see our parrots.
Two small falls close to each other near the centre of
the island. Easy 20 minute walk to the first fall; steeper 15
minute hike to the second (better) fall.
||The site of a Maroon encampment (escaped
slaves in the late 1700s). this walk is particularly interesting
for the set of steep steps cut in the side of the ridge.
There is one steepish climb up to a plateau, thereafter it's
all downhill and down river. About 2 hours round-trip if you
don't stop for a swim in the river, and you should.
Middleham Falls (NGN,
Great walk through the rainforest along a well-defined trail.
Track is a little steeper closer to the fall. Allow approx. 3
This all-day walk (arrange to be dropped off on one side, and
picked up on the other) takes you across the northern tip of the
island from the west coast to the east along a good track. Look
out for the sulphurous bit at the top!
Sari Sari Falls
One of two east-coast falls, this starts from the edge of the
village of La Plaine. Most of the trail is along and across the
river. Allow 3 hours total.
Easier of the two east-coast falls, this too takes you along a
river to an impressive fall, where you can swim in the pool.
Outstanding views are to be had from the top since this 3,683'
mountain dominates the south of the island. The 3-hour round-trip
walk starts from the village of Giraudel. After a fairly gentle
stroll through the montain rainforest, the trail gets a little
This hike crosses the island from the south coast to the east
coast village of Delices, climbing over the Foundland mountain.
Excellent but long 6 hour hike.
All you'll ever need to know is here.
The highest of all Dominica's mountain at 4,747', the hike starts
from Syndicate and climbs straight up for 3 hours.
Morne Trois Pitons
||Quite possibly the hardest of all hikes
in Dominica. A five-hour or more round trip that may have
spectacular views from a couple of places en route, but since
this mountain is so often shrouded in clouds, don't count
Starting from the main road near the Pont Casse roundabout
(close to the C&W Cellular station), the walk climbs up from 2,000
ft to near the main summit at 4,500 feet. The trail goes up with
little respite and where the slippy steps stop, be prepared to
climb over and under trees, branches and roots. Oh, and there
are two mini-cliff-faces to clamber up. And as if that wasn't
hard enough, be warned: the razor grass can cut you to ribbons,
so be advised to wear long trousers.
Having said that, the lower part of the trail is not too difficult
and does take you through some excellent rainforest.
For all of Dominica hikes, trails, mountain
and waterfalls, go to Visit-Dominica.com!