Saint Martin

Best Hill and Trail Running on Saint Martin

View from Pic Paradis. Remy Gumbs (shady P)

Of the Caribbean islands, St. Martin has some of the some of the most extensive hiking trails, which makes for some excellent trail running opportunities. Note that many of these are quite challenging — the interior of island is very hilly, with some significant mountains. Note: this site has more detail on hiking/trail running options on Saint Martin.

Loterie Farms. Flickr: Alljengi

Loterie Farms. The ~3 km of nature trails in this private nature preserve are some of the easier trail running on Saint Martin, and a great way to get off road. There’s lovely, lush terrain. Post-run, take a dip in the Jungle Pool, or have a drink/bite in the Jungle room. Note: Fee required  INFORMATION  TRAIL MAP

  • For a more serious challenge, run/hike the trail to the top of 1400-foot Pic Paradis from Loterie Farm. Fantastic views of from the top on trails through the lush green hills.

Pic Paradis. There are numerous approaches to this 1,400-foot summit. Different levels of challenge & terrain, from lush green hills to dry forest. INFO HERE on the different approaches and trail descriptions. The longer way is via Loterie Farms.

Froussards Path. This is a ~5 km coastal path between Anse Marcel and Grand Cayes Beach. Somewhat hilly, and some tricky footing with rocks.

Bellevue & Cole Bay. A few different trails in this area. One, known as the Fleming Property Trail, leads to the top of St. Peter’s Hill. It’s 2 km, and a steady climb. The trail passes tamarind trees & tall grass, with great views of the Simpson Bay Lagoon from the 317m summit. Access: Off the roundabout connecting Union Road and Simpson Bay Causeway in Cole Bay, on the exit opposite the causeway. This trail is connected to the Radio Tower Outlook. Access from Mango Rd.

Devil’s Cupper Trail. Google Street View

Devil’s Cupper Trail. This is a lovely coastal trail along Guana Bay, leading to natural pools. There are wonderful water views. The trail is fairly flat, but there’s some tricky footing. Access: End of Pelican Rd. in Point Blanche.  ROUTE MAP



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