Enbas Saut Rainforest Trail & Waterfalls
USD$ 115 PP from Cruise Port
This trail is within the 19,000 acres of Central Rainforest Reserve an is six miles east of Soufriere.
Enbas Saut Rainforest Trail is at the foot of the highest mountain in St Lucia, Mt. Gimie. Enbas Saut Trail is a 2.5 miles (5 km) cut trail – remote, wild and unbelievably scenic, with a combination of rain-forest, cloud forest, elfin woodlands and wildlife. Birds common to the area include the St. Lucian parrot, the St. Lucia black finch, the blue-hooded euphonia and mountain whistler.
Piton Canarie, Piton Troumassee and Mount Gimie stand predominantly not too far from the trail. Enbas Saut when translated to English means “below the falls”. Thus the trail is most famous for its two cascading waterfalls and pools at the head of the Troumassee river. You’ll walk down on solid ground as well as scores of wooden steps before reaching the waterfall and natural pool that’s a popular swimming spot.
The hike is approximately 60 minutes.
For Persons wishing to do Enbas Saut Rainforest Trail themselves:
This is for the “do it yourself adventurers”. St Lucia Cruise Tours knowledgeable guides can accompany you for this hike, but if you have already rented a vehicle with good clearance then we highly recommend going for this hike. It is an easy way to experience the interior of rainforest of St Lucia without too much effort. Be sure to take your bathing suit for a cool dip.
Leave about 4 hours to drive up, hike, swim and return to Soufriere.
– average or better fitness
– confidence starting with directions and following your nose
How to get to the trail:
– take the main road out of Soufriere to the east (Sir Arthur Lewis St)
– drive up past Toraille Waterfall to the town of Fond St Jacques
– 2/3 through Fond St Jacques take left turn up through the town of Migny
– road goes from paved to rocky with the occasional concrete tracks on hills
– as this levels out you will see a sign to turn right to the Enbas Saut Waterfalls
– you will come to a parking lot with an abandoned concrete building (step up – no roof) on a slope to the right
– leave your vehicle here and continue walking the road curving to the left which then turns to single track hugging the hill to the right
– continue following this trail until you arrive at a gazebo to the left of a locked wooden shack, infront of which you will see two big signs propped on the ground saying welcome to the Enbas Saut Waterfall trail
– pass through the gazebo and start down the never ending stairs
The stair hike down takes you down, down, down into the rain forest valley below occasionally following ridges with beautiful views from both sides. The trail is amazingly maintained given the abandoned look of this adventure. You will arrive at a small river at the bottom of the valley. Continue along the river to your right. You will pass a sign on the ground point to the direction of the top of the falls. Just before the sign you will see another similarly maintained trail turning to the right. Remember this as your easier loop back up to the start.
The trail will appear to stop at the river bed and just beyond this is the top of the falls. On the other side of the river you will see the trail continue to a stop between the upper and lower falls, as well as to the base of the lower falls. The pool between is amazing for a deep water dip!
For your return, hike back up to the right turn just before the sign on the ground directing you to the falls. This trail has an easier grade and arrives at the top just to the south of the trail head further down the single track trail along the side of the hill in a beautiful grove of flowers. When you arrive at the top take a right and follow the trail back to the trailhead and beyond to your car.