This hike is a new twist to an old trail. El Tucuche is a mighty 3072 feet peak that is the second highest point in Trinidad and Tobago.
This trail begins at Caurita Ridge were hikers are afforded stunning view of the valleys that lay below. As you hike along a trail on undulating terrain, you are captivated by the forest that engulfs us until you meet an old rest house that signals the start of the climb to the top of the mountain. During the strenuous climb to the top through lush green and pristine rainforests, you may see a variety of monkeys, lizards, frogs and small mammals. If luck strikes, you may even see the South America Golden Tree Frog long extinct in South America. Spectacular views appear and disappear as you ascend the cloud-shrouded mountain. After mastering the mountain, you stand on the tip where you are afforded astounding views of Las Cuevas Bay, the central plains and the southern range. A sight only few hikers ever lay eyes upon.
Rating: Challenging (7)
Duration:2 1/2 hrs one way