Ranking My Top 5 waterfalls in Trinidad

Due to Covid regulations in Trinidad and Tobago, hiking to rivers and therefore waterfalls are still not permitted πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜’ I truly hope that they will reopen very soon as waterfalls are my favorite places to hike to with our Hikers United Team. Who doesn’t want to jump in a big natural pool at the end of a long and sometimes grueling walk? This post is a review of my of my top 5 waterfalls in Trinidad and Tobago (you can click on the links in the headings to get more information on each location). As soon as the Prime Minister gives the go ahead, I will be heading to these spots with alacrity πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘™πŸ’¦

#5 Aripo Falls, Heights of Aripo, Trinidad

Located in the Heights of Aripos this waterfall is a true gem. We found it a couple of years ago while actually on a scout to the Aripo Caves. Since then, I have been back to this spot on countless occasions as it is a nice and easy hike πŸ˜„ It takes about 10 mins from where you park your cars to the river and waterfall at the base and could take about 15 to 20 mins back to the start of the trail on your way back up. Perfect hike for any day, any time, anyone.

The water is cold but refreshing however, the spate of recent crimes in this area has me thinking twice as to when next I will visit this lovely spot 😑

#4 Rio Seco, Salybia, Trinidad

This is the perfect hike for a first time hiker πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ 🚢 Rio Seco is located just before Balandra in the northeastern part of Trinidad and strangely enough the Spanish name translates to dry river in English although, the river is anything but dry. This location is one of the most popular hiking routes as the emerald green pool is a most inviting spot to bathe in and the trail is clearly marked and very scenic 🌲🌻The trail is not too long (so you wouldn’t get too tired of walking) but it is not too short (that you wonder if you could even consider it a hike).

PS. This is not a place that you want to visit Public Holidays as pre-covid, hundreds of persons usually descend upon this waterfall during Public holidays. If you are visiting, either avoid holidays all together or go early in the morning when things open back up.

# 3 Argyle Waterfall, Roxborough, Tobago

I never get tired of visiting Argyle waterfall. What is there not to love? βœˆοΈπŸ›³πŸŒžπŸŒ³This spot is located in the beautiful quiet village of Roxborough, Tobago and I think it is the quintessential touristy waterfall in Trinidad and Tobago. What I love most is the ability to climb from one level to the next. The last time we visited in December 2018, we climbed up five levels and when we arrived at level 5, one of the guides told us that there was actually further to go if we continued hiking.

This is the only waterfall that I am aware of that charges an entrance fee and is managed and maintained by a committee. I think it is a great idea and I have no problem with more of our trails being managed like this πŸ’΅ (this is actually quite common in Jamaica). In return for your entrance fee, you have a safer trail (there are hand rails along certain parts of the trail to Argyle waterfall), bathroom facilities and safe parking. I think it is worth it to have these facilities even at some of our more popular hiking trails in Trinidad such as Rio Seco and Turure πŸ˜„

#2 Covigne Gorges, Chaguaramas, Trinidad

I consider Covigne Gorges to be the hidden gem of the west coast. This beautiful but very small watefall in Chaguaramas has one of the most scenic trails πŸŒ³πŸŒΊπŸ‚ 🌼 Sometimes, we go here just for a walk along the start of the trail without reaching all the way to the gorges. The bamboo at the start of the trail provides beautiful arches that are absolutely lovely and just makes you ponder on the beauty of Mother Nature, they also provide the best frame for your photos πŸ“Έ. In addition, the tall trees provide a perfect canopy and shelter from the hot sun or rain.

During this hike you will walk alongside the river, through the gorges and also on the river bed. My favorite part of the trail is the scaling of the rock using the rope. It truly an adventure heading to Covigne Gorges and with such a varied landscape it surely makes for a very memorable albeit short, hike.

#1 Paria Waterfall, Blanchisseuse, Trinidad

Of course my number 1 spot belongs to Paria! 😍 Were you expecting something else? 😨 In my opinion, Paria Waterfall is without a doubt the best waterfall in Trinidad and Tobago. I am obsessed with the beautiful, picturesque waterfall with the lush vegetation and lovely scenery all the way to the beach and continuing on to the waterfall. At the beach, you can then enjoy the splendid view of the Cathedral rock or play football on the sand and then take the short walk to Paria Waterfall. Paria watefall has a large pool at its base where you can comfortably, swim, float or just relax after a long hike. I cannot wait to visit here sometime soon πŸ™‚

What do you think I am missing from the list? What are your favorite waterfalls in TnT? 😊

A little about me: I am hike leader with Hikers United a group of hiking enthusiasts who enjoy exploring the outdoors in Trinidad and Tobago. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram 🌳 🌴

Much Love

Celly

18 thoughts on “Ranking My Top 5 waterfalls in Trinidad

    1. I am looking forward to your article on Jamaica. It will be a checklist for me to tick off lol :). Girl Aripo is too much madness right now, that place has a heavy spirit so its a no for now. Come back Trini for at least a 2 to 3 weeks “)

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    1. Girl, with Aripo it wasn’t a robbery actually (granted that has happened on trails before). It was the case with the missing girl about 2 weeks ago ….. Andrea Bharatt (may she RIP), I am not sure if you saw local news but you could just google the name and all the articles will come up.

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      1. Yes I did hear about this incident with this poor girl…sad! I was really hoping the crime mess will end soon in Trinidad, but it just seems to get worst and worst…(deep sigh)

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  1. I digress….I love reading these post on the attractions of my beautiful twin islands/home! I will definitely do the short hikes. I really enjoyed hiking to the waterfall close to Maracas Bay (I never remember the name). I think we started from Rincon (there is a WASA station or pump of some sort right on the corner). But my BFF and her former coworker who is in a big hiking group (might have been your group – I have to get with her to get his and the groups name) took us a few years ago when I came home for a visit – it was soooo good!!! I posted the blog on that and photos when I did too, will have to check my archives.

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    1. Ohh nice. I will check your archives for it πŸ™‚ Thank you for reading my post…. Was it Rincon you went to? It may have been that one, it is so so beautiful… smh… could have been on the list lol.

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      1. Yes, it was Rincon. I will have to go through my archives to find that post, it was sooooo many years ago, I started blogging way back when Microsoft had Spaces, then they shut Spaces down and transferred us over here to WordPress. I more than likely will find the post but, most if not all of my photos from past post are gone….hopefully it will be there still.

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      2. Yes I was checking through your old blog posts but could not find it and I also noticed that I don’t see your pics. But Rincon really is a lovely spot… I have to head there soon πŸ™‚ Thanks for reminding me.

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      3. Blog posted September 2007 – my trip home part 2 I believe. But all pics are gone and there’s really no mention of the waterfall name per say, but it was just a funny story…πŸ™ˆ

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      4. Okay great. I will check it out. Thank you. It is sad that I can’t see all your pictures but I read one of your posts….wait I think it was that one..with Christmas in Trini….. so funny, loved it, a true Trini Christmas time πŸ™‚

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  2. All these trails look fantastic. I love how lush the landscape is. It’s too bad the hiking trails to the rivers and waterfalls are closed due to the pandemic. Our government closed our provincial parks during the first wave, but have thankfully left them open for the second wave.

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