Morne Trois Pitons National Park

The Trois Pitons also translated as “Mountain of Three Peaks”, is perhaps one of the most famous mountain peaks known amoung hikers and travallers all over the globe. Visitors from all over the world travel to Dominica with the specific purpose of experiencing the mystique of these moutains of the Nature Isle. In fact, if you ask any seasoned seasoned traveller or hiker which places are on their bucket list, Morne Trois Pitons National Park is almost always on thier list!

It is also a breath of fresh air for photographers and painters alike, as the picturesque views of the mountain ranges are a vessel for inspiration for creatives!

Background of Morne Trois Pitons National Park

 

Established officially as a national park in 1975, it was not until 25 years later in 1995 when it became a designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Although experts its exact size is not wuite known, it is estimated to be a wopping 17,000 acres! —> Thats the size of 20 football fields!

The volcanoes, which are what inspired the name Morne Trois Pitons, are the considered to be the backbone the mountain. Its highest point is said to be 1,437 metres. Morne Trois Pitons National park is made up of beautifully untouched tropical forest and is the source of the most major river streams and waterfalls on the island including:

The number of visitors per year have grown significantly, with around 10,000-15,000 visitors recorded walking the Emerald Pool, and 1,500-2000 people visit the Boiling Lake.

Fun fact—> Some scenes from the famous hollywood movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” were filmed in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.

Hiking The Morne Trois Pitons National Park

 

Truly an adventurers paradise, the Trois Pitons extensive valleys are made up of a varitety of a rare combinations of natural atractions like: 50 fumaroles, boiling lake, several fresh water lakes, and a total of FIVE volcanoes!! Although its suggested that you hike the pitons with a guide, seasoned hikers have been known to hike without guides.

There are two points at which visitrs and drive in. These points include:

  • Laudat – a local village located just above the area of trafalgar
  • Emerald Pool Site – Located within the interior of Dominica.

Because of the variety of destinations in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, the designated meeting points before the hike begins will vary. However each hike is unique, along with tour guides who provide light refreshments and snacks along the way!

For example, The hike to the Boiling Lake begins with a a steady climb, and you will be surrounded by flora and greeted my singing birds in the trees! For more a more detailed guide on the Boiling Lake click here.

Another example is the Middleham Falls which has a few starting points, most comonly used would be Laudat. For more information about Middleham click here.

Although the Pitons are usually covered by mist, it supports a high level of biodiversity, a lot o which you will witness along the hike along with superb vegetation. In short, no matter where you hike to, you are bound to witness some of the most remarkable natural phenomenons and the most spectacular views in the world, which are what makes Dominica so unique!

 

Things you might need for the hike

Hiking anywhere within to the Morne Trois Pitons National Park Dominica can be a bit demanding, so to make the journey less strenuous be sure to pack some essentials which include: 

  • Hiking shoes (Shoes with proper grip!) 
  • Bottle of water/Flask 
  • Snacks. For example Chips or Biscuits 
  • Swimwear 
  • Towels
  • Camera to take photos with! 
  • Tour Guide  

Overview of Morne Trois Pitons National Park

 

The Trois Pitons are a beautiful and natural wonder that visitors should not miss. With it’s unique  combination of its its cascading waterfalls, lush greenery, and fascinating combination of natural wonders, this moutain peak is a must-see for anyone looking for a breathtaking vacation experience. Whether it’s for a simple hike down to the Emerald Pools, or the challenging hike to the Boiling Lake, there are attractions to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike!

 

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