The Waitukubuli National Trail showcases Dominica’s rural and cultural heritage, and large sections of the trail goes through remote forest and uninhabited areas. The Trail Management Unit strongly advises that hikers use the services of a certified tour guide as the trail criss-crosses and meanders many other pathways and tracks.
Hikers opting to go the trail on their own are advised to develop a hiking plan that they should share with their accommodation providers and others, so that their progress along the trail can be charted and monitored. They are also advised to hike the trail with a partner or to do so in groups.
In the event of an accident or injury contact the Emergency Services at 911.
We also advise that before starting on the trail, users should do warm up stretches to prepare muscles for the hike, and that they wear light clothing and appropriate hiking shoes when hiking the trail.
In an effort to avoid being caught on the trail in the dark, hikers should begin hikes by 9:30 a.m. latest, except Segments 8 and 9 which are approximately 8 to 9 hours for the average hiker.