Length: 4 km each way. Time: 60 minutes roundtrip from the top of the steps, count an extra hour if walking from Migny. Difficulty: 2-3 because of all the steps.
Trailhead: From Kaï Papaï, turn left on the main road in the direction of Choiseul, reach Myer’s Bridge, turn right just after Myer’s Bridge Tropical Garden nursery, head to Fonds St-Jacques, turn right to Migny, drive through Migny until the road allows you to do so. Park, then walk straight up untilbyou see a sign pointing to the trail to your right. After turning right, walking further and entering the tropical forest you will see then see a ranger’s hut with a large sign pointing to the left which marks the entrace of the trail.
Alternatively, From Soufrière, take the road on the right hand side of the Catholic Church, the same road that also leads to the Botanical Gardens and Diamond Falls.
This is a self-guided trail and there may not be anyone to collect the usual EC$25 trail fee. But come prepared.
Enbas saut means “below the falls,” and this popular trail has two waterfalls and pools at the head of the Troumassee River.
Located at the foot of Mt. Gimie, St. Lucia’s tallest peak, the trail offers a mix of true rain forest and cloud forest. Try to avoid making noise if you want to spot a St. Lucian parrot, black finch, blue-hooded euphonia and mountain whistler. You’ll also see lots of ferns and gommier, mahogany and mahoe trees are along the trail and surrounding the falls.
The spectacular staircase covered with green moss and leaves of many colors and shapes, winds through the towering trees covered with moss as well and dozens of other species of plants that grow shamelessly on their body, some trees are woven into harmonic hugs, lianas dangling from above create light and shadow games.
When reaching the bottom of the steps, enjoy a rewarding jacuzzi under the waterfall!
Make sure to bring a torch with you in case the sun should set before you make it back up. As the night falls on the rainforest, you might notice the chorus of tiny frogs (Eleutherodactylus Johnstonei) gaining momentum.