Details on Nutmeg Grove Hike

The rating of this hike is (5) Moderately Challenging

In the Tucker Valley area of Chaguaramas the start of the trek is from Samaan Park where we trek through "Huggins Ruins" and uphill all the way to where the summit of the very well known "Tracking Station" is. Distance covered here is 2.1 miles and altitude is 1,410 feet.

Trek onward on clear trail until we make a diversion from the Tucker Valley Trail onto another trail that ultimately brings you to Diego Martin. Distance covered at this point is 3.1 miles and the altitude at this point is 1,536 feet. At this point, the trail becomes less noticeable, so one has to be careful whilst trekking here. We reach at another point where we make another diversion off this trail that will ultimately reach us to the popular "Covigne Trail". Distance covered to this point is 3.9 miles and height is 1,522 feet. We now begin our downhill trek until we eventually come to a dry river bed.

Here is a good spot to take a break, replenish and ready ourselves for flat trekking along the dry river bed where at this time, one has to be very careful as there are rocks along the way and twisting an ankle can so easily happen. We eventually come to a gorge where getting wet, one cannot get away from whatsoever. Distance covered to the gorge is 5.9 miles and height at the gorge is 591 feet. Wade into shallow waters all the way, but at the same time, one can enjoy that bit of cooling off in the cool waters before proceeding until there is a diversion from the river onto now road where not far, there are the old World War II bunkers. Not far from these bunkers is a small waterfall where you can wash off before starting our final leg of the walk back to the start at Samaan Park.

Total distance done on this hike is 8.3 miles.

Duration & Cost

6 Hours

Duration of the hike from start to finish: 5 hours
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HIKE COST

TTD $150. per person (5 persons minimum)

Payment is to be made at any branch of Republic Bank, Account # 320466690701 in the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T". Once payment is made and a receipt is given, kindly Whats app to 868-740-2860 or email to emile@naturetrektnt.com for confirmation thank you. Do remember, who pays first will get the preferential treatment.

Transportation can be provided. Call for details.

Attire

Wear long/short trousers.

Wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless.

Wear hiking shoes/trainers with good grips under the soles. NO SLIPPERS PLEASE.

Use a backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

Bring along mosquito repellent.

Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.