El Tucuche Mountain (via Hobal Trace)
The rating of this trek is (8) strenuous.
Go forth and conquer!! Earn bragging rights, by taking this iconic hike to El Tucuche on a trail that is widely regarded as one of the toughest to ascend. It's uphill from the very start on route to a flat plateau, to view Maracas St. Joseph, a beautiful valley. According to your fitness level this expedition should take about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Continue uphill again and be slowly engulfed by pristine forest en route to “Devil’s Staircase”which is the steepest part of this entire exploration. On certain areas of this trail, one has to literally trudge on hands and knees. The gradient of this course will definitely become less challenging.
Enjoy great panoramic view of Las Cuevas Bay, if visibility is favorable. On returning, trek downhill on the other side of the mountain through virtually virgin terrain all the way to the summit of another mountain (El Cerro de las Cuevas). From here, trek along the bench trail all the way this time through abandoned cocoa estates until we eventually reach back to the start of the hike.
There are other routes that can be taken to El Tucuche Mountain which are much easier but longer. Accomplish this, by using "Caurita Ridge". It is gently graded and takes an average hiker a maximum of 5 hours to finally arrive.
Another route to consider is called "Acono Trail". It is a steeper trek than Caurita Ridge and takes an average hiker about 1.5 hours to reach Caurita Ridge junction. Walk another 2.5 - 3 hours along gentle terrain to El Tucuche.
Enjoy astounding views at the summit on a nice and clear day.
Wearing long trousers is a MUST.....no shorts please
Wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops please.
Wear hiking shoes/trainers with good grips under the soles. Absolutely no slippers or sandals please.
Wear hat or baseball cap which will be useful especially in the areas of exposure to the sun.
Use a backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.
Bring along mosquito repellent. Optional
Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.Book Now
10 persons maximum
TRANSPORTATION FEE (Optional)
(1- 4 persons): TTD $450.
(5- 10 persons): TTD $950.
To be guaranteed of services 50% down-payment (non-refundable) MUST be paid in advance.
8 hours ( Hobal Trace)
Pick up time Monday to Sunday: 7:00am
Drive time from P.O.S. to Maracas St. Joseph - 1 hour