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Hike Fest 2012

May is Tourism Awareness Month. As part of this celebration, the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) is again putting on one of its biggest events of the year, Hike Fest!

This year we will be partnering with the Waitukubuli National Trail, Discover Dominica Authority and various other Hiking committees and Tourism Stakeholders, who will be playing an integral role in Hike Fest 2012. We will be utilizing three sections of the Waitikubuli National Trail and the hikes will take place on:

Hike 1. May 05th, 2012 – Waitukubuli National Trail Segment 5 (River Hike): – Pond Casse to Castle Bruce, ending at Castle Bruce playing field.

This trail nestled within the Morne Trois Pitons World Heritage Site, features the long standing contributions of our indigenous people, the struggles of a resilient people and the value of our forest and water resources.
  • Distance (KM): 12.8
  • Estimated Walking time (hrs): 6
  • Type of hike: Easy, family hike.
  • Areas of interest: Old road (Carib trace), Emerald Pool and Facility, Castle Bruce Swamp, Forest station & nursery, Neg Maron Headquarters, Savanne David, Castle Bruce Village, Jaco Cave, Morne Turner (Morn Neg Maron), Creole Gardens and Spanny Falls (optional)
Hike 2. May 19th, 2012 – Waitukubuli National Trail – Segment 10 and part of 11 (Cross Country Hike): Starting Colihaut Heights and ending in Picard.

While walking this trail, one can learn about our farmers, about our many trees and listen to the merry sound of our birds.
  • Distance (km): 6.4
  • Estimated Walking time (hrs): 4
  • Type of hike: Easy hike, family hike
  • Areas of interest: Morne Diablotin, Secondary forest, Agricultural farming, Parrot habitat, Syndicate Nature Trail & Welcome Center (optional)
Hike 3. May 26th, 2012 – Beach Hike: – Eden by the Sea to Londonderry

Take the trail behind Eden Estate and enjoy the 3½ hour walk along the coast to Cabana Beach (Londonderry Bay). Along this “easy to moderate” route you’ll be amazed by spectacular scenery that you probably never knew existed on Dominica’s north-east coast.
  • Areas of interest: Go discover hidden sand beaches, quiet, cozy bays, fascinating rock formations that jut out into the sea. Take in the breathtaking, panoramic views of Marie Galante and the two islets: Mastle & Noble. Feel the exhilarating Atlantic breeze in your face and listen to the calming sound of the ocean.


  • EC$40 for 1 hike
  • EC$ 70 for 2 hikes
  • EC$90 for 3 hikes (DHTA Members)
  • EC$100 for 3 hikes (Non-DHTA Members)

Price includes: Transportation, Water and a Hike Fest 2012 t-shirt!

To learn more about hiking and other adventure activities in Dominica, visit

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