Waitukubuli National Trail

  • Scotts Head Peninsula  - © flickr user- Liam Quinn
  • © flickr user- Robert Hoogveld
  • © flickr user- Robert Hoogveld
  • © flickr user- (T)imothep
  • © flickr user- cisc1970
  • The Famous Boiling Lake  - © flickr user- Antoine Hubert
  • Titou Gorge Small Hot Springs - © flickr user- Wayne Hsieh
  • Waitukubuli National Trail  - © flickr user- Stefan Krasowski

Key information: Waitukubuli National Trail

  • The Caribbean's first long-distance trail traces the volcanic landscape of Dominica in 14 accessible stages.
  • Climb atop Morne Crabier, meander around high peaks, peer into pools heavy with the scent of sulphur, feel the sea breeze on beautiful Caribbean beaches, and munch mangoes fresh from the tree.
  • Don't miss the intriguing Boiling Lake.
  • This is a fairly tough walking in high, remote mountains, on which you will have to be self-sufficient. Come prepared.
  • This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!
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Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating82
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating82

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 184km
  • 9-14 days
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Titou Gorge Small Hot Springs - © flickr user- Wayne Hsieh

WALK SUMMARY

In spite of its luscious, virgin rainforests, Dominica is a haven for those more cautious when it comes to exploring the undergrowth. Insects, snakes and spiders here are universally benign, and the largest mammal you're likely to encounter is a guinea pig. 

The paths you will walk were once used by maroons, escaped slaves, but in Dominica they found a far friendlier landscape to retreat into than did their counterparts in Jamaica's Cockpit Country. As you meander along this craggy trail, peer into boiling pools heavy with the scent of sulphur, feel the sea breeze on beautiful Caribbean beaches, and munch mangoes fresh from the tree. 

An ambitious project to bring tourism to this small, sparsely inhabited island, the Waitukubuli Trail aims to trek the wonders of Dominica - and these are many. From the beautiful rainforest to the fabulous mountain ridges and the bubbling volcanic pools, this landscape has plenty to offer. 

Read a Guardian travel article on Waitukubuli, and see the short video put together by Dominica's tourist board. 

Have a look at TripAdvisor - there are tens of millions of reviews, so you may get good, current views on this walk.

 

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Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

The Famous Boiling Lake  - © flickr user- Antoine Hubert

Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

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