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Venture the Longest Hiking Trail in the Caribbean, and its Sibling Sea Trail

Just moments from Fort Young Hotel lie an abundance of unrivaled hiking trails awaiting your discovery—including the Waitukubuli National Trail. Opened over a decade ago as the longest hiking route in the Caribbean, outdoor enthusiasts have ventured from far and wide to experience the 115-mile trail, as it offers the ultimate excursion amid a lush, awe-inspiring landscape. Meander through Dominica’s varied terrain and the famed route is sure to reward you with unimaginable sights of the island’s natural wonders.

Stretching the length of the island, the Waitukubuli National Trail traverses over 14 segments with each offering its own unique journey. Varying in challenge level and terrain, select a route that suits your preference and—if you desire to finish one of the entire segments—plan for a hike that will fill most of your day. Whether you choose to leisurely stroll a portion of a segment or tackle the full track, make sure to keep an eye out for parrots and other wildlife as you make your way. Leading to rivers, hot springs, forest and farmland, the pathway boasts endless, breathtaking sights to soak in.

Explore Dominica’s waterfalls, mountains, gorges and rainforest from a new perspective as you wander pathways immersed in nature. For visitors and non-residents, make sure to register before hitting the trail as well as purchase a Trail Pass, which our concierge at Fort Young Hotel will happily arrange for you. Open your eyes to an entirely new world of adventure on the Waitukubuli.

A conscious companion to the hiking trail is the Waitukubuli Sea Trail, created in 2023 to mirror its inland sibling. The two trails share the same word: Waitukubuli, the name given to the island by its first inhabitants, the Kalinago. It’s the first dedicated sea kayaking route in the Caribbean, with its 14 segments stretching 32 nautical miles along the island’s west coast. The route, which can be paddled in six days from south to north, takes in some of the island’s sculpted cliffs, fishing villages, hidden beaches and rewarding spots to go snorkelling.

To book your experience on the Waitukubuli National Trail or its sibling sea trail from the Fort Young Hotel, please contact

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