Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia

Hike through Pigeon Island National Park

2 Miles Total - 330 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Paul Kestel

This picturesque National Park offers some rugged hiking and amazing views of the St. Lucia island. If you are a history nut, you will not want to miss the opportunity to hike around the old fort ruins.

Pigeon Island is no longer an island as it was connected via a man-made causeway in 1972. Leave your car in the parking lot outside of the Park's gate. Once through the gate of the National Park your adventure begins as you explore the stone fort ruins, which includes an Officer’s Kitchen and soldiers’ barracks. The main path, as it leads you up a slight incline to the southern peak, leads to Fort Rodney, which was constructed around 1780. It was later used in WW II as a signal station. The crushed rock trail is really mild, except for the last hundred feet, where some moderate climbing up stone steps is needed. Once on top of Fort Rodney (225 ft) enjoy the surrounding views. You can view the military fort, the powder room and a cannon. Once you come down from Fort Rodney you can hike across the grass saddle that connects Fort Rodney Peak to Signal Peak. The Signal Peak is a lot more of a challenge. You will be climbing and hiking over large rocks and lose gravel. Once you make it to the top of Signal Peak (330 ft) you will be rewarded with amazing views, and can even see Martinique off in the distance. Unfortunately The park closes shortly after sunset. I would have like to stay out to photograph the stars from up on Signal Peak.

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Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

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