Hiking remains one of the most popular recreational activities in Montserrat
Press Release 2012
Montserrat (January 25, 2012) - The Montserrat Tourist Board recently enhanced six (6) trails: Dry Waterfall, Blackwood Allen, The Cot, Underwood, Duberry/Cassava and Oriole Walkway thereby making them more attractive and safe to enjoy.
Work on the trails included clearing of footpaths, improved handrails and earthen steps, soil and water conservation works to control erosion in some areas, among other things. Hiking remains one of the most popular recreational activities as the trails host a range of wildlife including unique flora and fauna such as the Montserrat oriole and a myriad of other bird species.
While some trails have running streams and differing vegetation, all trails provide breathtaking views of land and seascapes. Each trail is unique and is suited to hikers with varying abilities, as they are provided with the option to choose from light, to moderate, to difficult, to extreme.
Most trails are clearly marked, but it is always advisable to hire a trail guide, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. Information on trail guiding services is available through the Montserrat National Trust on 664 491 3086 or the Montserrat Tourist Board on 664 491 2230 website: www.visitmontserrat.com Trail maps are also available for sale at these locations for EC$10.00 or US$4.00 each.