High North Peak Hike
High North Peak HikeFrom the trailhead, the track leads you into dry disiduous forest. The path climbs gradually and you need to be careful as the trail is not well defined and you could stray from the path.
A short distance into the hike there is a left hand turn that leaves the main trail. Follow this for a few minutes and you will reach the first of three viewing locations. This one offers super views down the lengh of Carriacou.
Return to the main trail and turn left and soon you will see a section of stone wall. This is the remains of a cattle pen dating back to approximately 1750, during colonial times.
After passing this wall, the trail steepens and you climb to the plateau at the top of High North National Park. On your left you will see the sign marking the summit of High North Peak. Here is viewing location 2. Now you will be able to look out to the east towards Petite Martinique and Petit Saint Vincent and the vibrant turqoise waters separating them from Carriacou.
A short distance to the south is the 3rd viewing area where a couple of large rocks are situated. Here you can sit while soaking up the wonderful views along the west coast towards Hillsborough and beyond. You will also see the island’s second highest peak of Chapeau Carre as well as the three small islands: Jack-A-Dan, Sandy Island and Mabouya that are located off Carriacou's west coast.
The next section of the hike hugs firstly the southern edge of the plateau and then the western edge as the track heads back to the north, where it eventually rejoins the trail that you were on earlier.
Turn left and follow the trail back to the start.
- The High North Peak hike will take approximately 2 hours in total
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