Details on Cerro de Las Cuevas y Maracas Fitness Trail

The rating of this trek is (5) Moderately Challenging

Welcome to "LLUENGO VILLAGE" in Maracas St. Joseph where our hike starts at an altitude of 864 feet and the sight of the majestic "El Tucuche Mountain" is right in full view. The trek starts on really great terrain which of course is dirt road slowly heading into the forest. The dirt terrain will eventually thin out into a narrow trail and glimpses abandoned cocoa estates, as well as new vegetable gardens along the face of the mountain. We eventually come to some uphill terrain  that of course is expected that will eventually bring us to the summit of our first leg. At this point, we would have completed 2.8 miles of trekking in about 1 hour (pending on your fitness condition) and the altitude here is 1,830 feet.

We take a trail just off our main trail and we trek upwards for about 12 - 15 minutes where we meet a "T" junction, and from here we take the left turn and continue trekking further uphill. At this junction, the altitude is 1,998 feet and distance covered at this point is just 3.3 miles.

Further uphill trekking all the way to the summit all along "Razorback" terrain where the maximum elevation throughout our trek is 2,260 feet. From the summit, our downhill trek begins once again on Razorback terrain until we eventually reach to the summit of the popular "Loango Hill". Distance covered at this point is 5.1 miles and average time taken to reach at this point is about 2 hours 20 minutes. The altitude here is 1,587 feet.

At this point it is a very steep downhill trek, though a short trek, but still one has to be very careful to negotiate their steps until at the base of Loango Hill, the altitude is 1,257 feet and distance covered at this point is 5.3 miles in 2 hours 30 minutes.

Our last leg is now along gentle downhill terrain all the way back to the start of where we began our circuit trek. Total distance covered 6 miles exact and estimated time to complete 2 hours 45 minutes.

Duration & Cost

5 Hours

Duration of the entire course : 3 hours

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HIKE COST

TTD $180. per person (5 persons minimum.....10 persons maximum)

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 toemile@naturetrektnt.com for confirmation thank you. Do remember, who pays first will get the preferential treatment.

Transportation can be provided. Call for details.

Attire

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.

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