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All reviews halfway point bring lots of water gros piton big steps start early second half hiking shoes slightly overcast steep terrain minute break great climb rewarding views large boulders steady pace worth the effort worth every step sense of accomplishment
It was one of the easier places to find. No parking lot, which is normal for the island. When you park on the side of the road, a guide greets you and takes you to pay the hiking fee. Our guide was very helpful. She...More
Did the Gros Piton Hike today. Took about 1.5 hours to go up, and 1:15 to descend, plus some rest periods in between. Had a tour company organize it for me for $100 US. But, I’d recommend taking a taxi there instead. The tour company...More
Beautiful views on a moderate-to-strenuous hike. The views from the half-way point are excellent, too. A guide is assigned, at $50 per group. They take credit cards. Ask your hotel to send you by taxi. The hike is over an easy trail with some areas...More
We visited Gros Piton a week ago arranged by our hotel. we left hotel lobby at 6.45am and arrived the front gate at 7.15am. It was a good idea to start early as the temperature rise up quickly. Worthwhile to mention you have to have...More
The hike took us about 1 hour and 40 minutes to get to the top, with several stops along the way. The first half of the hike isn’t too bad, but the second half definitely got our attention. The trail is pretty much a rocky...More
The hike took us around 3hrs 20 total (1hr 30 each way - with a 20 min chill at the top) and it was totally worth every minute! The views all around were glorious (especially at the midway point!)
Advice would be great there early...More
We did the Gros Piton Trail from the base, starting at the beach which we reached by boat from our resort. This adds an additional 625 meters of climbing that is mostly vertical and rocks. It took me the 1st quarter of the trail to...More
This hike is tough. I recommend getting there early. We started around 7:30am. There is a lot of rock/boulder scrambling. If you are uncomfortable grabbing and pulling yourself up with rocks or tree limbs/roots, you may want to wear gloves. The nice thing about the...More
We hiked with our adult children, there were eight of us.
The kids made it to the top before us. This was a very difficult hike as a great percentage of it was truly vertical!
It felt like a 2 hour stair master workout on...More
Yes, you can drive to the Piton and get a guide there. I would recommend to come early: not much parking available later in the day, many guides available early in am, you will escape the heat of the afternoon and crowds at... More
Yes, you can drive to the Piton and get a guide there. I would recommend to come early: not much parking available later in the day, many guides available early in am, you will escape the heat of the afternoon and crowds at the top!