Mastic Trail, Grand Cayman

#17 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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  • A narrow rocky path which gives you a glimpse of local flora and some smaller critters native to the island. I saw some bowling ball sized fruit, poisonous caterpillars, a non venomous snake, inland c...  more »
  • Went here without a guide to the trail on a warm September day. Lots of mosquitoes and humidity to deal with. Only went .75 miles in and turned around. It is 2.3 to end and is not a loop. Saw a couple...  more »
  • 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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