Adventure in Grenada
To really appreciate a trek through the rain forest, staying cool is key. If you can't be beachside for your hike, heading toward a waterfall is a close second lucky for you, Grenada has a number of scenic, refreshing cascades for your hiking pleasure.
Just two miles south of Grenville, on the east side of the island, lies Marquis (Mount Carmel) Waterfall the largest and highest in Grenada. A gentle 30-minute trek brings hikers to a two-part cascade that tumbles a total of 70 feet.
Grenada's most popular waterfall destination, Seven Sisters, offers hikers a moderate, three-hour trek (round-trip) through virgin forest in Grand Etang. As you might expect, the trail leads to a series of seven gorgeous waterfalls, perfect for a cool dip. To go with a guide, contact Mandoo (473-440-1428; www.grenadatours.com) or Sunsation Tours (473-444-1594; www.grenadasunsation.com).
For a challenging hike (and a tranquil mid-hike swim), take on Grenada's waterfall trio Concord, Au Coin, and Fontainbleu located near the northwest edge of Grand Etang. After following the path to Mount Qua Qua for a good hour and a half, the trail branches off for another three-hour trek. It's steep and rocky in places, but some steps have been hewn and more are in the works, along with a helpful handrail; the trail is marked with yellow paint spots.
For something a little more adventurous, add pristine Victoria Falls to your itinerary; this cascade sits at the foot of Mount St. Catherine Grenada's highest peak (2,756 feet). Hire a guide Mandoo Tours will take you there by request and get ready for some roped climbing.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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