A Scenic Trail
West of Frank Sound Rd
(starting near Old Man Bay)
North Side, Grand Cayman
+1 345 749 1121
Grand Cayman has experienced a significant boom in tourism over the last 20+ years, and to accommodate the influx of tourists, the island's natural habitat has been cleared out to make room for resorts. In the 1990s, the government of the Cayman Islands became proactive in preserving the native wildlife and natural habitats. The Mastic Trail was created to show people what the entire island once looked like--and how it still remains in certain areas--hoping that citizens and tourists would be inspired to live sustainably on the island. The two-mile trail is a popular hike because it passes through several habitats including the historic dry forest, the Black Mangrove Wetlands, and the Royal Palms. If you visit in June, chances are you'll be able to see the Wild Banana Orchid, the national flower, in full bloom.
Recommend a specific tour guide or company: Silver Thatch Excursions run weekend morning walks with Geddes Hislop, who worked for the National Trust on restoring the trail. He is full of knowledge, and highly recommended.
Guided Tours: English
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Parking Availability: Limited
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