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Mastic Trail

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Hiking Mastic Trail

I have been coming to Grand Cayman for 26 years & this was my first experience hiking the Mastic... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Nita S
Walking the mastic trail

We arrived on the island and our first stop was at the national trust location to be sure to book... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
karen e
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Guided tours are offered on this old nature trail that takes visitors through several of the island's various ecosystems.
Frank Sound Road, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-0121
Most Helpful Positive Review
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 February 2002

The Mastic Trail was an incredible hiking experience! We went without a guide and got a little freaked out when we encountered a total of six snakes on this short two mile trail, but it was worth it. I would just recommend going with a...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I understand that there aren't a lot of options for people who like to hike/walk outdoors in Cayman but this trail is not the answer. It's a mostly straight yet wholly uncomfortable trek along uneven volcanic rock and overgrown tree roots and brush. If you've...More

9  Thank Rebecca W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked the Mastic Trail one afternoon, hoping to see some local wildlife, particularly birds, that might not be seen on the beaches. While the trail itself was interesting, we unfortunately saw very little wildlife at all. We did spot one snake...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

I have been coming to Grand Cayman for 26 years & this was my first experience hiking the Mastic Trail. It was a great experience. Our guide Stuart Mailer was excellent. Without his knowledge, this hike would not have been as great. Trekking poles would...More

Thank Nita S
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The trail involves 1/4 easy gravel path, 1/8 board walk over seasonal wet spots and the rest is moderate coral path. Nice to have a free self guided activity. Our group had mixed feelings particularly in regards to the coral Stone in the path that...More

4  Thank MysticFlowers
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is a relatively easy hike with somewhat interesting foliage, but ultimately we didn't feel like it was anything special. We also didn't do the tour, so if you're interested maybe look into that option instead.

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Through the central part of the island, this trail is well marked and maintained. Parking are wither trailhead is free. It is best to trek early before it gets to hot and humid out. Be absolutely sure to wear mosquito repellant otherwise you are asking...More

2  Thank KaraW302
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived on the island and our first stop was at the national trust location to be sure to book our mastic trail hike, and what a lucky thing — only one more guided tour going out during our stay and they made accommodation for...More

1  Thank karen e
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Nice hike to get away from the hustle and bustle of things. I suggest going early in the morning prior to the heat of the day. Take water and wear good walking shoes - no sandals/flip flops!

2  Thank mamatou50
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We took the 3 hour guided walk with Stuart. He was awesome with his knowledge and showed us many interesting trees and birds. The area is SO interesting - like nothing else we had seen. Trail can get very hot and humid but Stuart was...More

Thank Jacky S
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The Mastic Trail runs north-south almost parallel to the cross island road and can be accessed from both sides. Account for about 1h drive from the 7 mile beach area to either trail head. The trail itself is about 2 miles long and is basically...More

2  Thank ivy_bergen
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We hiked for about an hour (about half the trail) and enjoyed seeing the parrots and other wildlife. It was nice to see an undeveloped part of the island.

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13 February 2017|
Response from ellewug | Reviewed this property |
We contacted him through the National Trust / Reserve. Have fun!