Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

There are eight hiking trails, of which the Christoffel Mountain climb is the most adventurous one. It is advisable to do this early in the morning; otherwise the sun will be relentless.

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_____Plantation and Boka Grandi Trail: 1,5 hour hike

Walk through the former plantation, past a mahogany grove, wells, dams, a saliña (salt marsh) and limestone terraces to Boka Grandi. Enjoy beautiful panoramas of Landhouse Savonet and the surrounding hills; picnic at Boka Grandi.

……….White Tail Deer Trail: 20 minute hike

A short, shaded walk through the white-tail deer sanctuary with a stop at the Dos Pos (“two wells”) picnic area.

———White-Tail Deer Trail: 40 minute hike

An easy walking trail with a picnic area. The tail leads past ‘Dos Pos’ (“two wells”), the deer observation tower within the deer sanctuary and a part of the former irrigation works.

———White Tail Deer/ Boka Grandi Trail: 1,5 hour hike

Pass through the picnic area and the deer sanctuary to the north coast and Boka Grandi. Enjoy limestone terraces and panoramas of Landhouse Savonet.

…………Zorgvlied Trail: 1,5 hour hike

Hike to the Landhouse Zorgvlied ruins with their panoramic view, through typical vegetation and through Rooi Beru (dry river bed)

.._.._.._Santa Cruz Rooi Trail: 1,5 hour hike

Explore this area with its old wells, irrigation works, interesting geological formations and the Zevenbergen ruins.

.._.._.._Orchid Trail: 2 hour hike

This challenging trail runs through one of the most beautiful areas of the park, named ‘Shete Seru’ (Seven Hills). Look for lichens, beard mosses, bromeliads and orchids. Pass the manganese mine and several great photo ops over Landhouse Kenepa and the park. A ten minute side trail leads to ‘Seru Bientu’ (Windy Mountain), where the rare Sabal Palm grows.

_____Christoffel Mountain Trail: 2 – 3 hour hike

A strenuous hike and climb; up and down, starting from the visitor’s center it will take approximately three hours. From the foot of the mountain it will take two hours. Look for interesting geological formations, Rooi Beru (a dry river bed), lichens, beard moss, bromeliads and orchids along the way. Spectacular views of the island reward you at the top.

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