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St Lucia Pitons

September 19, 2015 -

St Lucia Pitons

The St Lucia Pitons are the islands’ famous volcanic twin peaks, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are challenging to climb, but the hike is well worth it. Much of St. Lucia’s mountainous interior is covered by 19,000 acres of Rainforest Reserve. You are required to go with a guide to climb the st lucia pitons or any one of the other trails. Contact the Forestry Department or ask your hotel to arrange a tour.

st lucia pitons

Gros Piton St Lucia

Gros Piton (2,619 ft. / 800 m)  (challenging)
The Gros Piton trail is one of Saint Lucia’s premier attractions, managed by the Gros Piton Tour Guide Association. This st lucia pitons hiking trail begins at the Interpretation Centre situated in the small community of Fond Gens Libre at the base of the Gros Piton. The climb to the top and back takes about 4 hours and after the halfway point the path gets steeper and more strenuous. At the top, the views overlook Petit Piton, and the South of St Lucia., Tel: 1(758) 459-9748 or 459-9748 or 489-0136

Petit Piton (2460 ft. / 750 m) (challenging)
The climb up and down the Petit Piton takes about 2 hours each way, but is steep all the way. In some areas, you have to use a rope to haul yourself up. The view overlooks Soufriere and the Gros Piton. Tour guides are available at the st lucia pitons Waterfall found at the base of the Petit Piton, or you can book a tour online.

Tet Paul Trail (easy)
This is quickly becoming a favorite st Lucia attraction! Tet Paul is a moderate 45 minute trail which starts in a small community near Soufriere, and takes you through an organic garden located at high altitudes. Most days you have an excellent view of the entire southern half of the island, and close ups of the St lucia Pitons. The entrance is right by Fond Doux Estate, just follow the signs and continue up the mountain to the very end of the road.