Hiking in Antigua is an excellent way to enjoy the beach, the mountains, and the flora and fauna that this 108 square mile island country has to offer. There are many hiking trails in the country, some of which are outlined below:
The Carpenter’s Rock trail goes up to Shirley Heights, and is completely removed from all semblances of civilization — placing you right out in the nature you came to Antigua to see. To fin this trail, start walking down Freeman’s Bay or Galleon Beach with the sea to your right. You will soon see a trail that goes up to Fort Charlotte. You can also access this trail from the Galleon Beach Resort.
There are many hiking trails that originate from Wallings Dam.
The Jones Valley trail is also reputed to be a good place to hike. The trail goes from Freeman’s Bay and ends at Shirley Heights. To get on the trail, go to the worker’s entrance of the Inn at English Harbour. The trail then goes 1.5 km into the forest.
The Lookout trail lives up to its name. It can be accessed from Shirley Heights.
The Middle Ground trail is a circular hiking path that can goes around Pigeon Beach an Nelson’s Dockyard.
The Monks Hill and Fort George trail is a four km hiking path that goes through Falmouth and Piccadilly. From the main road in Piccadilly, start near the Reflexology sign. Seek local advice on how to get to the fort.
Hiking is a great activity in Antigua. If you ever lose your way when out walking, just ask a local to set you straight.
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