Travelers visit the Caribbean might find a beautiful beach to lounge on for the bulk of their stay or might be a bit more active by joining a hiking tour. Here are the best hiking trails that will help you stretch your legs, take in some fantastic scenery, and explore a side of the Caribbean that you might not have even known existed. 

The Waitukubuli National Trail, Dominica

The Waitukubuli National Trail is the best long-distance hike in the entire Caribbean with the length of nearly 115 miles across the island of Dominica being sectioned off into 14 different segments. Each segment has a distinct starting and ending point, allows hikers to enjoy either individual parts or take on the the entire trail if they are adventurous enough. Hikers take this trail will pass through a wide variety of environments and terrains, including rural farmland, rainforests, and mountainous regions with the route meandering in and out of local villages from time to time. Where there are breathtaking waterfalls, hot springs, caves, and other natural wonders.

Guanapo Gorge, Trinidad

The Guanapo Gorge on the island of Trinidad is a hike with a wonderful walk through an enchanted setting which hikers can enjoy in only a couple of hours. First, hikers take a stroll through the rainforest before entering a steeply walled canyon that was carved out of solid rock over the passing centuries by the Guanapo River, then walking and sometimes swimming through a series of pools and streams as heading up the valley. The cool, refreshing waters provide welcome relief for hikers from the often steamy conditions. Although this is a challenging hike, it is most definitely worth the effort for those who adventurous enough to undertake. However, remember to wear a swimsuit and water shoes, because you’re definitely going to need them.