Follow the trail to adventure.
Whether you’re a casual walker or serious hiker, Dominica offers breathtaking hiking opportunities to explore the island on foot. Choose from a long list of hikes with various difficulty levels and follow the path to adventure. Discover rainforest trails that lead to natural springs and bubbling mud baths, through river gorges and cascading waterfalls or down to secret beaches, tempting your senses with the wide array of flora and fauna. Much of the island is protected under areas like the Morne Trois Piton National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has gained international recognition for its six different types of lush forests; acres of timeless, misty rainforests; the second largest boiling lake in the world; hot sulphur springs; mud baths; waterfalls; and winding rivers that seem to never end.
Dominica is home to the Caribbean’s first long distance hiking trail, the Waitukubuli National Trail, which journeys the length of the island along ancient routes forged through dense tropical jungle by the indigenous Kalinago people and early Maroon leaders. Over 115 miles, the trail highlights the island’s history, culture and community life, biological diversity, natural beauty, watersheds, and forest conservation, and continues to serve as a ‘living classroom’ for educational purposes and a form of wellness for both residents and visitors to the destination.
For the best experience, contact a certified tour guide. Local guides not only show you the way, but teach you about the amazing diversity of nature that lives and grows along the trail.
See our top picks below.