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Guide for Gros Piton hike.

Swansea, MA
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Guide for Gros Piton hike.

I know that a guide is required for the Gros Piton hike. Can the other hikes on the island be done on your own?

Soufriere, St. Lucia
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1. Re: Guide for Gros Piton hike.

Bon jou figlet,

Guides are stationed at all trailheads.

Fees vary according to various factors.

It is strongly recommended in St. Lucia that you do not attempt to hike any trail unaccompanied because of trail conditions, weather conditions and, due to the abundance of bush trails, it is very easy to take a wrong turn and get lost.

Bless up! Paul

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2. Re: Guide for Gros Piton hike.

Thanks for the quick reply. I appreciate it!

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3. Re: Guide for Gros Piton hike.

Tet Paul has guides, as do the Rainforest Trails via the Forestry Department. Where are you trying to hike...there are plenty of nice walks along the beaches and up into the hillsides that dont need guides. Cas En Bas beach is a nice hike, and also you can take a nice long walk along Sandy Beach is Vieux Fort.

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4. Re: Guide for Gros Piton hike.

We are primarily hikers so we would want to the many of the hikes that require guides. Our preference is to hike alone. It doesn't seem like St Lucia is the right island for us.

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5. Re: Guide for Gros Piton hike.

I felt the same way, but got used to the idea of having someone with us. If not St Lucia, maybe look into Dominica, the nature island. The problem is getting there, which will likely take 2 days, but that is part of why it is still so unvisited and undeveloped. Looks like it has some amazing hikes including "the newly opened Waitukubuli National Trail composed of 14 sections, the trail runs 115 miles south-north, bisecting the length of the island."

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