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Grand Etang includes trails for hikers of all stripes, from quick and easy walks to lengthy, strenuous scrambles. For a soft hike with great scenery, here are two options: Make a circuit around Grand Etang Lake the collapsed cone of a now extinct volcano. Graced by hibiscus blossoms and wild orchids, the Lake Circle Trail can be navigated in about half an hour and offers excellent views of Grand Etang the forest and the crater lake.
For option No. 2, hit the Morne Labaye Trail just behind the visitors center. At the end of a short ascent, take in amazing vistas from atop a viewing platform: Look north to Mount Qua Qua, east to Grenville, and south to Mount Lebanon.
If you want to do more than snap photos of Mount Qua Qua's 2,370-foot peak, tackle the trail to the top about three hours roundtrip; you'll need food, water, and good hiking boots for the sometimes steep and slippery terrain. The Mount Qua Qua trail runs along a ridge top, then ascends to higher elevations, cooler temperatures, and a cloud forest of shorter, gnarled trees. Although the vegetation in Grand Etang is very dense, you'll be rewarded for your efforts with some spectacular 360-degree views.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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