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A spectacular landmark of St. Lucia visible for miles, Petit Piton and Gros Piton are twin volcanic spires majestically soaring out of the sea with waves crashing around their bases.
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“gros piton” (241 reviews)
“tough climb” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Soufriere, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The hike to Gros Piton is a great exercise. It starts from 600 feet and takes about 2 hours to the top at around 2,600 feet. Sounds simple, but be warned that it is very strenuous. I am in my mid-40s, exercise almost everyday (jogging,...More

Thank WandererFantacy
Reviewed 2 days ago

On my recent Caribbean cruise, I took a day tour on a catamaran to see the Pitons up close and personal. We then set ancor and snorkeled between these majestic mountains. The Pitons are a must-see if you are in St. Lucia.

Thank cjhoule
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the Excursion Joe Knows tour we drove by the pitons close around them and it was the most beautiful view you could ever see. We were also lucky enough to go in a mud bath and a beautiful waterfall.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

These are the iconic, volcanic natural treasures of Saint Lucia. There are a lot of hiking tours to climb them; it takes at least 3 hours and very strenuous. JJ's boat tour takes you with in viewing position so I could enjoy the view with...More

3  Thank Fpos9001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We climbed Gros Piton, and completely loved it. It took about 4 hours round trip, and we started early (7:30 am), but it was a great adventure for experienced hikers, and Marvin "the mountain goat" was our guide. We booked through Real St. Lucia tours,...More

1  Thank grohk1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Piton Mountains are so beautiful and big. Far away and up close you can't keep your eyes off of them.

Thank Sandersonbree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gros Piton is a great hike. The guides are very friendly and will give you a few tidbits about the history of the island and the greenery you find on the way. As other reviews suggest, it isn't the easiest of hikes. However, if you...More

1  Thank Aaron C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My new wife and I hiked the Gros Piton with Island Routes Tours. The hike was surprisingly intense. Many areas of the hike required some scrambling over wet rocks and holding onto man-made rails. We highly recommend some type of hiking shoe/boot. Slick soles would...More

1  Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a serious hike but a must do if you are in St. Lucia!! The guides are awesome (and the hike is nothing to them which is amazing in itself). Be sure and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!!

2  Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

51 year old, active, in good shape. This "hike" destroyed me and my very fit wife. We calculated it to be roughly 400 flights of stairs in 5 hours. Consider also, that each step is different and at times you are using your arms pull...More

2  Thank tigag
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We climbed the kalalua trial n Kauai which was 8 miles to hanakapia falls. How does this hike compare? Has anyone done both? I run marathons but don't hike.
15 May 2017|
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Response from Lainy1993 | Reviewed this property |
I have not hiked that trail, but I am a runner and have done some hiking in the US. It is so different, because of the incline and the heat, than any other hike, more like a climb. You are pretty much constantly walking up... More
Hi. Curious if you remember what the Dive Operation was called? Looking for one based in Soufriere's.
29 November 2016|
Response from cakefred | Reviewed this property |
not sure. did not go diving
Janet D
We will be arriving for the day by cruise ship. It seems that the time needed to travel to/from and hike Gros Piton is not practical with our time constraints of docking from 8:00-5:00. Any suggestions for alternating hiking opportunities? We were looking forward to taking a break from visiting beaches, snorkeling and swimming. Diamond Falls, or Pigeon Island, perhaps? Thanks
20 November 2016|
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Response from Elaine C | Reviewed this property |
Diamond falls