Mastic Trail, Grand Cayman

4.1
#16 of 43 in Parks in Grand Cayman
Walk in the footsteps of natives some 200 years ago as you explore the restored Mastic Trail. Containing one of the largest examples of native Caribbean dry forest, as well as subtropical mangrove swamps, this 3.7 km (2.3 mi) hike meanders across a patchwork of terrains, up to the low-lying island’s highest point. Hike through black and yellow mastic trees and watch for many species of indigenous birds, which are often hidden among the wild orchids and flowering vines. A 170 m (557 ft) hand-built rock causeway flanks the southern side of the walk through a black mangrove forest. The trail has mixed terrain so wear appropriate footwear and carry water with you; allow three to four hours. Guides are available from the National Trust. Using our online itinerary creator, Grand Cayman attractions like Mastic Trail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were walking the trails, the terrain changes from dry dirt, to rocky walkway, and some areas had many large puddles. If you are going to go, where footwear that you do not mind getting muddy. We we...  more »
  • We began this hike at the southern end but didn't make it far. As we were crossing more of the boardwalks over patches of standing water the bugs began feeding on us more and more. We turned back pret...  more »
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  • Incredible breathtaking flora and fauna. Thank you Stuart our guide
  • Unique hike, one of the last original forests in the Caribbean. Plenty of sharp coral to watch out for but otherwise not too difficult.
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