Forestierre Trail Hiking

Southeast of Castries and south of Babonneau near Piton Flore, the 5km Forestierre Trail follows the Old French Road that traverses through mature pristine rainforest. The trail begins as a gentle downward slope through dense foliage and meanders among lencens trees. Plus, there are large figtrees and ferns.

The trailhead is located about 30 minutes from Castries. There is a public minibus (5E) that runs from Castries.

A permit is requried to hike on forest reserve trails. A professional guide may also be required, and is strongly recommended in any case. Both are easy to obtain for a small fee from the Forest & Lands Department at (758) 450-2231 or 450-2078, or by contacting the National Trust at (758) 450-5005. It is a punishable offense under the Forest Soil And Conservation Ordinance Act to attempt to access the forest reserve trails without a permit and, when required, a guide.

Note, if you plan to use a GPS device on St Lucia, the MAP DATUM is DOS 3 Lighthouse 1955 St Lucia.


Local Contact(s):  Forest & Lands Dept. (758) 450-2231 or (758) 450-2078; St. Lucia Tourism (800) 456-3984; Jungle Tours, Castries (758) 450-0434

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To St. Lucia" from Karl Luntta

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Hummingbird Beach Resort, Soufriere; Anse La Liberte (S. of Anse La Raye), (758) 459-4540; Ti Kaye Village Resort

Luxury Loding:  Anse Chastanet Resort (758) 459-7000; East Winds Inn

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Date Updated:  7/29/2016


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