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Many of the Hiking trips undertaken in Trinidad lead to various waterfalls, below are a few of those waterfalls in Trinidad. To find the locations referred to on this page, see the Trinidad Map


bulletMaracas Waterfall
bulletRincon Waterfall
bulletAngel Falls
bulletHabio Waterfall
bulletParia Waterfall
bulletMarianne Waterfall
bulletMamoral Waterfalls
bulletJewel of Brasso
bulletBrasso Seco Waterfalls
bulletSobo Waterfall
bulletTwin Falls
bulletTapana Falls
bulletDouble River Falls
bulletLalaja Waterfall
bulletSombasson Falls
bullet Blanchissuesse-Arima Waterfall
bulletRio Seco Waterfall
bulletMatura Waterfall
bulletRampanalgas Waterfall
bulletHomard Waterfall
bulletMatelot Waterfall
bulletTurure Cascades
bulletAripo Blue Basin Falls
bulletCaura Waterfall
bulletBlue Basin Waterfall
bulletThe Waterfalls of Diego Martin
bulletEdith Falls
bulletCarmelita Waterfall


Maracas Waterfall

The Maracas Waterfall is situated in the upper part of the Maracas valley. To get to the waterfall you turn from the Eastern Main Road onto Abercromby Street opposite the Mosque in St Joseph. Abercromby Street becomes the Maracas Royal Road less than 1 kilometer from the EMR. After approximately 8 kilometers you turn onto Waterfall Road and drive until the road begins to climb uphill. At this point on Waterfall Road there is a car park where security and tours are provided by the participants of the National Service program under the Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources.

The Maracas Waterfall is a little over 91.5m. in height and is situated in cool, beautiful surroundings. From the carpark on Waterfall Road it is a further 2.4km. to the waterfall. The journey to the waterfall is an uphill walk along a very wide track lined on both sides by Balata trees. After approximately 15 minutes, there is a fork in the track and the track on the right leads to a cascade consisting of three tiers of mini waterfalls with two large pools that are suitable for swimming.

A further 20 minutes of walking leads to the main waterfall. There is no pool for bathing at the base of this waterfall. The water flow on the Maracas Waterfall is more spectacular during the rainy season but even in the dry season it is a wonderful sight.



Rincon Waterfall

Rincon waterfall in the Rincon valley on the outskirts of Las Cuevas on the north coast of Trinidad is a 250-foot vertical drop. The hike begins in the valley amidst small farms, fording several crystal clear streams and then winds uphill, culminating with a steep descent to the base of the waterfall.


Angel Falls

The name Angel Falls conjures up visions of heavenly rapture and certainly when one enters the forested natural setting of this area you feel a sense of closeness with God. It is said that the name Angel was given to this waterfall because of its celestial appearance, with the water coming out of an apparent crack in the mountain. The Angel Falls arise from the streams that flow off the northern face of Mount El Tucuche in the Northern Range of Trinidad. This is is a three level waterfall with small pools that allow a refreshing bath.

There are three main routes that are used for the hike to Angel Falls; via Maracas Valley or Las Cuevas or Zorro Trace. The hike via Las Cuevas is approximately 14 miles with a steady uphill climb through the forest that can take up to 3 1/2 hours to arrive at the waterfall. The route via Maracas Valley begins in Lloango Village at the WASA pump on top of the steep hill at the end of concrete road in Lloango Village and can take up to 2 hours to reach the falls. 

Most groups who visit Angel Falls use the route that goes via Zorro Trace. To get to Zorro Trace one takes the North Coast Road and after Maracas and Tyrico Bays but before Rincon and Las Cuevas Bay, there is a road on the right (southern side) called Zorro Terrace. You enter this road and drive until you cross two small streams, it is at the second of these streams that the hike usually starts. The hike begins on flat terrain and then eventually begins to ascend a hill, while the hill is not steep, it is a constant one mile of uphill walking. At the top of the hill, one can hear the roar of the waterfall and see glimpses of the waterfall. At this point it is a downhill descent to the falls and the rocks in this area are very slippery, the use of ropes for the descent aids in ensuring that there are no mishaps. The hike to Angel Falls via Zorro Trace would usually take 1 hour.



Habio Waterfall is another of the waterfalls along the Northern Range of Trinidad in the Rincon valley on the outskirts of Las Cuevas. This valley contains Rincon Waterfall, Winston Waterfall as well as Habio Waterfall. You get to the Rincon valley by going along the North Coast Road and turning onto Rincon Road shortly before Las Cuevas beach. Habio is the second tallest waterfall in Trinidad and it is estimated at approximately 250 feet. The 2.5 mile trail takes you through rich forest and involves an uphill hike followed by a long ridge walk and then a steep downhill. The hike is rated as strenuous and takes approximately 2 hours. The best time to see the power of Habio is during the rainy season when the water flow is at its fullest. In the rainy season however the trail will be muddy, increasing the difficulty of the hike. Habio is a spray type waterfall with the water hitting the black stone backdrop and spraying out in droplets. The spray and the pounding of the water into the pool at the base makes the area feel breezy and cool.



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Paria Waterfall

There are two routes that are generally used to reach to this waterfall.

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A 120 minute walk through forest from the north coast village of Blanchisseuse will take you to Paria Beach. The Paria River, which runs from the mountains of the Northern Range to the sparkling Caribbean Sea, is a favourite with hikers because of its lovely waterfall.

The route to Paria Beach from Blanchisseusse is approximately 5 and a half miles and begins from the Spring Bridge. This route is mainly a coastal hike that begins on a gravel road and then continues along a forest trail. The hike is has a series of uphill and downhill portions interspersed with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. During the early part of the hike you will pass two small beaches known as Ti Delma and Laspor.

Paria Bay has a wide white sand beach that is the nesting site for leatherback turtles. A short trail from the beach of about 15 minutes duration leads to Paria waterfall where there is a deep clear pool below the falls surrounded by heliconia, fringed lilies, and philodendron.

The route to Paria Waterfall from Brasso Seco is an 8 mile forest walk. Along the Arima-Blanchisseuse Road at the 12 1/2 mile-post,and then eastwards for about four (4) miles (6.4 km), lies Brasso Seco. The Paria-Morne Bleu Road and the Sansi Trace are located along this route. A (60 degree) trail at the 4 3/4 mile-post signals the entrance to the forest. The trail is good and clear with no turnings off, and it winds towards the north. The route takes one past the Jordan River and over a hill. The beach is an hour away after this hill.

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Marianne Waterfall  (Avocat)

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The most popular starting point for this hike is along the Blanchisseuse-Arima Road. Approximately 5 miles from Blanchisseuse is an old agricultural road on the eastern side of the Blanchisseuse-Arima Road, bordered by 6 pomerac trees and a chain-link fence. On entering the road you can park your vehicle at the first house for a small fee. The road continues to the Marianne River and at the river you turn north (left) and follow the river down stream. There is a well beaten path that follows the river, at times crossing the river. On the last leg of the hike the path rises up a hill. The waterfall is actually on a tributary of the Marianne River that flows in a westerly direction and joins the main river shortly after the waterfall. The last leg of the hike which goes up the hill is just before the joining of the two rivers and is on the east bank of the river.


The direct hike to the waterfall is approximately 30 minutes. Along the hike you can usually see kingfishers, trogons, honeycreepers and other bird life. At the base of the waterfall is a small but deep pool that allows for an invigorating swim.

A visit to this waterfall can be combined with swimming at the Three Pools , which is further downstream on the Marianne River.

To see video shot at Avocat Waterfall, click on this link.

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Mamoral Waterfalls

Mamoral Road lies off the Blanchisseuse-Arima Road between the village of Blanchisseuse and the village of Morne La Croix. A short distance from the Mamoral Road is Johnson Waterfall. This is an 80 foot tall waterfall that plunges into a deep pool. Another waterfall that is a short distance from the road (quarter of a mile) is Three Spout. Here the water has carved three separate channels and the three columns of water fall in a row across.


Jewel of Brasso Waterfall

Along the Blanchisseuse-Arima Road between the village of Morne La Croix and the Brasso Seco junction, there is a road called the E1 Brasso Road. This road leads to a waterfall that has been described by Heather-Dawn Herrera, in her book Eco-Locations of Trinidad and Tobago, as "the most picturesque single-drop waterfall in the area, a virtual powerhouse". This is a seventy foot waterfall that thunders into a small pool at its base.


Brasso Seco Waterfalls

The Brasso Seco area has over eleven waterfalls. The Brasso Seco section of our Other Places of Interest Page, provides directions for getting to Brasso Seco.

Sobo Falls

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Photo courtesy of Hikers World

Sobo Falls are located in Brasso Seco and are one of eleven waterfalls in the area. A moderately easy walk from the village reveals this beautiful 65 foot waterfall that falls as a single flow for approximately 25 feet and then bouncing off the rocks becomes a spray waterfall and finally on its last leg spreads out to become a shower.


Brasso Seco Twin Falls

Located in Brasso Seco, just 10 minutes walk from the Marianne Main Road is the the Twin Falls. The water divides at the top into two streams with one part falling straight down while the other cascades in stages over the rock into a bathing pool below. The area around the pool is suitable for lounging.



Tapana Falls are accessed by going along the Madamas Road in Brasso Seco and then walking up the Tapana River for approximately 1.6 kilometers. The walk involves going through a series of mini-gorges so it is advisable to have someone who knows the area and weather to avoid being trapped in a gorge during a flash flood. The Tapana Falls are actually a series of four (4) waterfalls. The first waterfall has a shallow pool at its base. The second waterfall is approximately five minutes walk upstream from the first, while the third and fourth waterfalls are a further one minute each.


Double River Falls

The Madamas Road in Brasso Seco is used to get to the Double River Falls. The hike to the waterfall is mainly along flat terrain with a short uphill portion. As you get closer to the waterfall there is a downhill descent and you begin to hear and then see parts of the waterfall through the trees. The Double River Falls are approximately 60 feet (20 meters) falling into a wide pool that is suitable for swimming.


To learn more about the waterfalls in Brasso Seco or arrange a tour, visit the Brasso Seco Paria Eco Tourism Web Site or visit our Tour Guides Page.

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Lalaja Waterfall

To get to this waterfall you drive along the Arima-Blanchisseuse Road until you see Lalaja Road, which is approximately 9.2 kilometers from the Eastern Main Road. For those coming from Arima it would be on the right. You then drive into Lalaja road for approximately 2 and a half miles. Drivers should proceed cautiously along Lalaja Road as it has many "potholes" but is drivable.  The hike then begins by going along Lalaja Road and continues when the road turns into a trail. The hike to the waterfall is mostly a gradual downhill descent crossing two streams, with only a sharp descent as you approach the Guanapo River. On reaching the Guanapo River you walk upstream until you encounter the waterfall. The Lalaja Waterfall is a tall narrow waterfall that tumbles into a small pool. Although the pool is small it is possible to take a swim. As with most Northern Range pools, the water is cold.

The hike to this waterfall can take between 2 and a half to three hours and it is best to go with someone who has done this hike several times as it is very easy to take a wrong turn.


Photo by Dale Orosco


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Sombasson Falls

Going to Sombasson Falls uses the same route as Lalaja Waterfall as these falls lie above Lalaja Waterfall. The trek onwards to Sombasson takes you through virgin forest and this leg is of greater difficulty. It is a challenging hike requiring fitness and this leg can take between 40 to 60 minutes. Sombasson Falls however has a much larger pool than Lalaja Waterfall. These falls drop 140 feet in three stages. Along the way the chirps of birds are constantly heard while the big blue Emperor butterflies flit along the trail ahead of you.

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Visiting most waterfalls in Trinidad requires you to hike for between 15 to 60 minutes, however along the Blanchissuesse-Arima Road there is a beautiful waterfall that is completely in the open next to the road. This lovely little waterfall is located 4.4 km from the Eastern Main Road, along the Blanchissuesse Arima Road and is an approximately 10 minutes drive once you turn onto the Blanchissuesse-Arima Road. This spray type waterfall is about 25 feet high with a small pool at the base. You cannot swim in the pool but the spray of the water gives a refreshing shower. The water flows down a solid black face while the waterfall is backed by towering forest trees.

The area around the waterfall is maintained by CEPEP and managed by Frank Cole Construction Company. They have created a delightful area around the waterfall with 2 carat sheds, one of which has benches. There is a bamboo walkway leading to the falls and they have shrubs planted at the front and along the walkway. This waterfall is ideal for a family picnic or as a stop along the way to other attractions such as the Asa Wright Nature Center and Brasso Seco.

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Rio Seco

The trail to the Rio Seco waterfall begins on the Toco Main Road shortly after the bridge that spans the Rio Seco river near Sally Bay. The start of the hike is sign posted on the main road. It is possible to begin the hike at the main road or to drive approximately 2 kilometers along a country road and begin the hike further inland.

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This trail winds through pathways lined by stately Mora trees along the North Eastern coast of the island to a waterfall and deep, emerald green pool. Upriver of the pool, on the banks of a tributary are the Rio Seco sulphur springs.



Matura Waterfall

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There exists an enchanting cascade within the Matura forests, whose beauty is brought out by beautiful folds of limestone that serve as a backdrop for the clear water flowing over the edge. Known as both the Matura Waterfall and the Manuelot Falls, this waterfall is at the junction of the Manuelot River and the Matura River. The water that cascades over the edge has formed a wide pool at the base that is suitable for bathing. Getting to the falls is a challenging three hour hike that goes through Mora forest.

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Rampanalgas Waterfall

Immediately before Arthur's Shop on the Toco Main Road in Rampanalgas is a street leading inland (next to the stand pipe). To find the starting point for this hike you drive along this street until the road goes down hill and at the bottom of the hill is an wooden house where you can park your vehicle for a small fee. The hike begins at the southern side of that house. There is a small stream that runs behind the house and after crossing the stream there is a well beaten track that leads uphill. At the top of the hill you turn left and walk for approximately 45 paces to a track on the right that leads downhill to the river. On reaching the river, a northern (right) turn leads you upriver to the waterfall.

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This is a short hike of approximately twenty minutes, without steep hill climbs, to a two level waterfall. At the lower level the water forms a small deep pool that is suitable for swimming and bracing as you enter. To get to the upper level there is a narrow steep track at the side of the hill next to the waterfall pool. The upper level also has a bathing pool. On most weekends as you approach the waterfall you can hear the shouts of delight from the neighborhood children bathing in the pools.

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Homard_Falls - Grande Riviere

Homard River Waterfall is on the outskirts of Grande Riviere, along the Paria Main Road leading to Matelot. Just after the 64 kilometre marker, which is on the seaside, there is a two storey house on the left on a little incline and the trail to the waterfall starts on the edge of that property.

The 45 minute hike to the waterfall is mostly uphill along a relatively wide path with just a few narrow sections. In the initial part of the hike the trail ascends the mountain in a series of switchbacks. On the final section of the trail, just before the waterfall, steps have been cut to ease your descent to the river. Along the trail, signs have been erected by the Forestry Division. The trail brings you out at the top of the waterfall and there is a large sign at the river signalling the arrival at the falls.

The Homard River Waterfall is approximately 30 to 4o feet in height with a small pool at the base for bathing. There is also a small pool at the top of the falls that is ideal for soaking. The river is crystal clear with small crayfish swimming in the water and while you enjoy the coolness of the water the crayfish will sometimes nibble at your toes.

A further 25 minutes hiking upstream is Lacatang Falls, however a hiking guide is advised for going to those waterfalls.

The trail to Homard Falls is shaded by trees for most of the hike and while the trip to the falls can be a little taxing on the leg muscles for those who do not hike, jog or walk regularly, the return journey is truly a pleasant and enjoyable commune with nature.

There is very limited parking along the road near the entrance to the trail, so if large group is planning to hike to this waterfall it is better to park at the car park on Hosang Street in Grande Riviere.

The hike to these falls provides a wonderful ingredient to the mix of a Grande Riviere visit. You can hike to the waterfall in the day then spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach or in the Grande Riviere River and in the night watch the nesting of the leatherback turtles on the beach.

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Matelot Waterfall

Approximately one hour's hike upstream of the Matelot River, along a stony river bed, can be found the Matelot Waterfall. This waterfall is more along the size of a cascade however the joy of the visit comes from the natural beauty of the surroundings. There is a large pool at the base of the waterfall that is ideal for swimming.

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Within the forests of Cumaca lies a series of three beautiful spread type waterfalls, where curtains of water cascade down limestone faces. These waterfalls are immediately after each other on the Turure River. At the base of each waterfall is a pool that invites you to take a swim. The third waterfall has several pools as the limestone forms a firm base for the river as it flows downstream. Here the pools are of varying depth with some being very shallow. Towards the end of the dry season the flow of water over the cascades is greatly reduced, but there are still pools for swimming as in the photo below.

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The hike to the waterfalls takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes, going through pristine tropical rain forest. As you move along the forest trail, the calls of the bell bird can be heard echoing among the trees. There are several river crossings and hiking in the water along this relatively easy hike and the few uphill portions are not difficult. Persons visiting these waterfalls should remain on the trail and not wander off, as this area has the poisonous mappipire balsain snake especially during the rainy season.   

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To see other pictures of the trail to the Turure hike and waterfalls, visit the Photo Gallery and enter the search term "Turure". To get to the starting point for this hike, you proceed along the Eastern Main Road to Valencia. At the Valencia Junction you take the left fork onto Valencia Road (as if heading to Toco). Approximately 2 kilometers along the Valencia Road you turn left (north) onto Cumaca Road (immediately after the bridge and before the Save the Pawi sign). The Cumaca Road is a narrow single lane road that is mainly paved with some gravel sections. The road is bumpy in parts but passable. After 4.5 kilometers along the Cumaca Road there is a wood & metal vehicle bridge and the trail begins on the left just before the bridge.

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Many persons associate the name Blue Basin with the waterfall in Diego Martin but there is another Blue Basin Waterfall in Trinidad. This other Blue Basin waterfall is located on the north-east side of the country, quietly screened away in the village of Aripo. Aripo is a small mountain village that lies at the foot of Trinidad�s highest mountain, El Cerro Del Aripo (3,085 feet). The name of the village is derived from the Amerindian word that means flat baking stone and many of the residents are descendants of the indigenous Carina (Caribs) and Locono (Arawaks). The road leading to Aripo Village is appropriately called Aripo Road and is on the north eastern side of the Eastern Main Road between Arima and Valencia, approximately 8 miles east of Arima. This winding mountain road immediately plunges you into nature when you begin your journey to the village as the chirping of birds is heard from all around. Indeed the Aripo Savannah which lies at the foot of the mountains is an internationally famous birding hotspot and near to Aripo Village in the hills, the Asa Wright Nature Center has bought an estate to maintain as a nature sanctuary. Along the way to the village you see glimpses of the clear cool water of the Aripo River and some persons visit the area simply to have a river lime in Aripo.

The easy, 20-minute hike to the Aripo Blue Basin Falls begins on a wide farm road that eventually narrows into a wonderful nature trail. From here, you venture deeper into the lush green forest, crossing many streams along the way. As you proceed you will also see many gardens filled with produce, but please make sure the only thing you take are pictures. Shortly after the gardens one leaves the trail and enters into the river where a short walk will take you to the base of the falls, a majestic limestone formation carved by nature. Similar to the Turure Water Steps, Aripo Blue Basin Falls provide numerous small pools to take a quick dip or to relax to your leisure. The more adventurous ones can climb the wall and take a soak in the small pools hidden above.  This Trail description was provided by Caribbean Hiking Adventures


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Caura Waterfall

Most people associate the Caura Valley with a river lime and go there to bathe in the pools, cook beside the river and generally just relax and have fun. Very few ever venture beyond Pools 1 and 2 and when they do it is simply to find another pool to relax in. There is however a beautiful waterfall on the north-eastern end of the valley.

Shortly after the pools with the car parking there is a junction with a bus stop, taking the right fork leads to a plant nursery run by Ras Shango Alamu and one continues unto the road meets the river. The hike then proceeds along an old dirt road until meeting an old concrete bridge which crosses a stream. The hike route then goes left and follows the stream bed until a fork is reached. The right fork lead to a deep narrow gorge about 30 m long that ends at a roughly 10 m waterfall which has a shallow clear pool at its base. The left fork leads to some small deep pools where there is clear cool water for bathing.

Another more challenging route to the Waterfall starts in the village of Morne La Croix and involves a walk over the mountain. The walk through the mountain from Morne La Croix to the Caura Valley will take two and a half hours on a wide open dirt trail.

It is recommended that for all but the simplest of hikes a guide should be hired or arrangements made with a hiking club.



Blue Basin Falls

The name Blue Basin is given to a picturesque waterfall and pool on the Diego Martin River. The waterfall and pool are surrounded by luxuriant tropical vegetation and is situated at the northern end of the Diego Martin valley. It is about nine (9) miles from Port-of-Spain, and can best be reached by driving to an area close to the waterfall, followed by a (5) minute walk along a bridle path. Unfortunately the area leading to the waterfall has had crime problems so it is advisable to go to this area in a large group.

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To get to Blue Basin waterfall you drive to almost to the end of the Diego Martin valley, using either St Lucien Road or the Diego Martin Main Road and using the North Post Road you go past the Diego Martin Museum. You then make a right turn on Blue Basin Extension or Blue Basin Road (Blue Basin Extension eventually joins onto Blue Basin Road) and drive almost to the end of the road. Near the waterfall the road goes up a steep incline and you can park at the base of the incline. At this point there are two bathing pools near the road on the right, known as Doubla Pools . The name of these pools is a corruption of the original French Patois name "D'eau Bleau" which means Blue Water and interestingly is a variation of the name by which the area is now known., "Blue Basin". From these two pools you can follow the river upstream to the waterfall. Alternatively you can walk up the incline and there is a path on the right that leads to the waterfall.


The Waterfalls of Diego Martin

The Diego Martin Valley has been a valley with green forested hillsides that are traversed by several streams that all flow into the main Diego Martin River. Much of the valley has retained the appearance of green hillsides, especially the northern end of the valley and the small streams continue to flow from the hillsides. These streams have given rise to several waterfalls that are enjoyed by the various residents of the valley.

The best known of these waterfalls is Blue Basin Waterfall, which gets its name from the large pool at the base of the waterfall, that is ideal for a cool refreshing swim. A visit to Blue Basin Waterfall allows you to enjoy a swim in the pool at the waterfall or in the two pools that are a short distance downstream, known as Doubla Pools, plus a short enjoyable walk up the river from the Doubla Pools to the waterfall.

Another of the waterfalls in the Diego Martin Valley is the Bagatelle Cascades where the water descends the hillside in a series of cascades. Unfortunately Bagatelle has developed a reputation as an area with crime problems and this is a disincentive for visiting these cascades.

The third and probably the smallest of the waterfalls in Diego Martin is found at the end of Springflow Road off St Lucien Road. A visit to this waterfall is amazing for the fact that Springflow Road is an upper middle class neighborhood and within one minute of leaving the end of the road you are surrounded by nature at its luxuriant best, so that you immediately forget that the civilized world is literally seconds away. At the end of Springflow Road, there is a narrow track and one simply has to follow the track and within five minutes you are at the waterfall. Higher up the hillside there are numerous small springs where the water literally bubbles out of the ground and this water immediately begins its descent down the hill with each trickle of water joining with its neighbor to eventually become a small rivulet. Eventually these rivulets encounter a large 40 foot boulder and flow off the top of the boulder to form the waterfall at Springflow Road. The water flowing off the hillside is not sufficient to create a pool for swimming and instead this in an area for having a natural outdoor shower. The water when it first hits your skin feels cold but within minutes you are enjoying its refreshing coolness. To enhance the shower experience, nearby residents have placed lengths of split bamboo to channel the water to create a shower away from the rock face and often when visiting this waterfall you can find individuals bathing and followers of the Rastafarian cult washing their locks.


 It is very easy to combine a visit to the Springflow Waterfall with the other attractions at this end of the Diego Martin Valley such as the Diego Martin Hanuman Statue, the Diego Martin Waterwheel and Museum plus North Post.


Edith Falls

The entrance to the trail to Edith Falls is on the southern side of the road leading to the Chagaramas golf course, immediately before the golf driving range and club house. The hike to the waterfall takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes and is very easy with only the last leg requiring about 2 minutes of clambering over some boulders. The base of the waterfall is in the actual river bed and to get close enough to see the waterfall you must approach near to the base, hence the reason for going over the boulders that are in the river bed.

This is a three level, 250 feet waterfall that is best viewed in the rainy season as in the dry season the water level is very diminished. When the water level is low the flow over the falls appears like wisps or fine strands of silvery hair.

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The trail to the waterfall is fairly wide and well defined. The initial part of the trail goes through a former tonca bean and cocoa estate. Along this walk you may occasionally see Red Howler Monkeys in the bamboo and the trees plus in the evenings, Orange-winged Parrots can be seen coming to roost.


Carmelita Waterfall

Whenever individuals think of waterfalls in Trinidad, thoughts immediately go to the Northern Range and indeed almost all the waterfalls are found either on the southern or northern face of the Northern Range. One exception to this is the Carmelita Waterfall in Central Trinidad in the area of Gran Couva. The hike to the waterfall is not long; in fact it is just a five minute downhill walk. The difficulty is in finding the starting point for the downhill walk.

The waterfall is just off Corosal Road, Gran Couva. To get to Gran Couva, one takes the Couva exit off the Solomon Hochoy Highway and turns in the direction of Preysal and Gran Couva. When you enter Gran Couva you turn right at Police Station onto Corosal Road and proceed to a Y junction and turn left and then around an S bend. On the bend there is a farm with 3 tall pines trees. At the end of the fence for that property is the start of the trail. There is galvanized sheeting at the end of the fence and a bamboo patch, with the trail being along the side of the sheeting. Some individuals start their hike to the waterfall lower down the river along Corosal Road and then hike up the river to the waterfall.

The Carmelita Waterfall is not a tall waterfall and in the middle of the dry season the flow over the edge can be merely a drip. There is a pool at base of waterfall and several other pools down river. Around the edge of the pool is a sandy area that some persons use for having picnics.

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Some Other Waterfalls in Trinidad

bulletMadamas Waterfall: falls into Brasso River situated in the North East of Trinidad.
bulletAripo Waterfall: Wallerfield Road, North east Trinidad
bulletCyril's Bay Waterfall: North Coast Road
bulletLimon Waterfall, Madamas
bulletDouble Ribbon Falls, Madamas


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