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Mastic Trail

Type of Attraction
Wilderness, Mountains, Trails
Neighborhood
North
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Sports & Recreation, Science, Photography, Local Culture, History
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Price: Free
Guided tours with the National Trust are $20-$30.
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking
Notes: The trail is completely inaccessible for those in a wheelchair, or with a stroller.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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Mastic Trail

A Scenic Trail


Expert Pick Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
West of Frank Sound Rd
(starting near Old Man Bay)
North Side, Grand Cayman
+1 345 749 1121

Description

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.


What you should know before visiting Mastic Trail

Times & Dates

Open Hours: Trail: 24 hrs; Morning tours through the National Trust, Tues-Fri
Visit Time: 2hr-3hr
Best Time to Visit: Visit early morning if you can.
Why Best: This is the best time to see birds--and it's cooler, too.
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: If you're driving to the site, and the car park is full, you're asked to return another day to avoid too many people on the trail.
Price: Free
Price Notes: Guided tours with the National Trust are $20-$30.

Tour Information

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


Exposure

Outdoor with little or no covering. Notes: Just to stress: you'll need water, a hat, insect repellent, and strong shoes.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Motorbike/Scooter
Parking Availability: Limited


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