Located deep in the Valencia forest lays the oldest dam in Trinidad the wonderful Hollis Dam. The Dam was built between 1934 and 1936 under the reign of Sir Claude Hollis who governed Trinidad. This man-made lake is fed from the waters of the Quare River and rainfalls from surrounding mountains. When the dam is at its maximum level it can supply 8.2 million gallons of water to the people of Arima, Nettoville, Cleaver Road, Bregan Park, D’Abadie and Arouca every day. But this dam not only provides water it also holds life to a variety of animals such as Lappe, Tattoo, Howler Monkeys, Deer, Wild Hogs, Caiman, Tilapia, Snakes and over 90 other species. Hiking to Hollis Dam adds to the enjoyment of this visit. The cool pristine forest, the evermore wonderful streams and the astonishing views not only make this a hike but a journey to a place where time stands still. No swimming allowed in the dam.
Rating – Moderately Challenging
Duration – 2 ½ hrs one way