Hiking The Victoria Falls
The MOST popular hiking trail in Dominica.
Monday 27 June 2016 05:56 GMT
Near Delices on the southeast coast, the trek to Victoria Falls is a moderate 45 minute one-way hike. Victoria Falls can also be approached from the East coast and combined with Sari-Sari Falls. The trailheads are close together and each is relatively short, so you can easily do both in an afternoon, if you're up to it! Fed by the White River, it is so named because of its white color--the mineral content--and main source Boiling Lake. The mineral content of the water also lends the falls the same ruddy white color, while the cliff face and the boulders at the base of the falls show a rich rust color from mineral deposits. By the way, don't drink the water--it tastes bad and can't be good for you! To get to the trailhead, drive down a dirt road through the village of Delices and stop near the river. Make your way to the riverbed, crossing it several times. The last 15 minutes involves walking up the river gorge and climbing boulders.
Overall, Victoria Falls is the 1st most popular hiking trail of all 7 hikes in Dominica.