Hiking in DominicaHiking the Untamed Wilderness of DominicaHiking the Untamed Wilderness of Dominica
Dominica hasn’t got a very organized tourism industry when it comes to the hiking. This has advantages and disadvantages. On the bad side, it’s practically impossible to find proper hiking maps of the island (the best ones are on the Waitukubuli Trail Website). However, due to the poor tourism development there are hardly any other tourists or hikers around. Only in the very popular hikes I met a few other people.
Also, the forest is still very wild and in pristine condition. The tracks are normally quite rugged and you will only find proper signs, steps and stuff like that in the few popular trails. If you get out of those 3 or 4 routes, you will find pure wilderness all for yourself.To get to the main attractions you will need to purchase a pass. There are several options: 1-day, 1-week and 2-weeks. I found the rates very reasonable (12 USD for the weekly pass) and all the routes, stations and sights were very clean and well maintained.