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Trafalgar Falls

Morne Trois Pitons National Park | Official website
Trafalgar Falls Photo info
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  • Type: Hiking, Natural Wonders, Swimming/Pools
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 5.0 (5.0)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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Located on the west side of the mammoth Morne Trois Pitons National Park, the jaw-dropping Trafalgar Falls are two of the most visited sights on the island. That's because they're not just impressive; they're also accessible for the most amateur hikers and adventure seekers. The upper waterfall (colloquially referred to as "Father") cascades dramatically from the Trois Pitons River, across the Titou Gorge and empties into hot sulfur springs, while the lower waterfall ("Mother") flows gently from the river into a natural swimming pool.

Sometimes young men loiter around the park entrance or at the base of the falls, offering to assist you on your tour of the area. Keep in mind that taking them up on their offer will cost you more than the meager entrance fee to the park, and in the case of the Trafalgar Falls, it might not be necessary. Remember to negotiate a fee for the tour before agreeing to one.

Plan your trip to Trafalgar Falls for early morning or late afternoon. That way you can avoid the heat of the day, and potentially, the biggest onslaught of tourists. Also consider bringing a swimsuit, rain hat and comfortable shoes.

 

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