Black River Gorges National Park

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Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park
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This 6,574-hectacre natural reserve is filled with hiking trails to observe the indigenous forests and variety of wildlife.
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Lochlann
9 contributions
Jun. 2022
We parked at the Black River car park and completed the Pilgrims trail and the Machabee trail. If it has recently rained you will need proper hiking boots for some challenging parts of the climb in the mud (some of the trail had rope to help you climb). Only a small portion of the trail would be accessible in trainers (for example we had to cross a river at the end which would have completely soaked our feet). The views of the Forrest were very good and we enjoyed the day, however the views were not as nice as Le Pouce or Le Morne (still an excellent activity however.)
Written June 12, 2022
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polatseda75
Istanbul, Turkey11 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
In May 2022, my wife and I made a 1-week trip to Mauritius for our 20th wedding anniversary. On this trip we traveled the north and west of the island and saw some wonderful places. National Park also fascinated us with its nature. We would like to thank our dear local guide Mr. Rajesh for showing us these amazing places. With his positive, smiling, problem-solving and professional approach, he created a wonderful comfort zone for our trip. We definitely recommend. Contact number: +230 5256 1833

Mayıs 2022'de eşimle 20. evlilik yıldönümümüz için Mauritius'a 1 haftalık seyahat gerçekleştirdik. Bu seyahatte adanın kuzeyini ve batısını gezdik ve harika yerler gördük. National Park da bizi doğasıyla büyüledi. Bu muhteşem yerleri bize gezdiren sevgili yerel rehberimiz bay Rajesh'e teşekkür etmek isteriz. Pozitif, güleryüzlü, sorun çözücü, profesyonel yaklaşımı ile gezimize harika bir konfor alanı yarattı. Mutlaka tavsiye ederiz. İletişim numarası: +230 5256 1833
Written June 3, 2022
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NomadicCharles
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,289 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Well that was an extremely tough walk. I was expecting a gentle stroll in the forest yet we did a monster climb of nearly 300 meters on rather treacherous, slippery paths. Had I known what the hike entailed before visiting there is no way that I would have done such a difficult walk. The day started off in pouring rain but that cleared eventually and we continued our walk. We reached the peak after about two and a half hours of walking though there was a choice to go further. It was a really really tough walk that I will not do again.
Written May 21, 2022
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slinkymomo
Limassol City, Cyprus81 contributions
May 2022
Beautiful and very well maintained park, well worth the entrance fees. Every thing was well sign posted, beautifully maintained - simply magical.
Written May 6, 2022
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Andrew Tucker
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
For hiking and birding, this park is brilliant. We walked from Petrin to Macchabee viewpoint and back via the forest loop, about 4hrs. Saw Pink Pigeons, Mauritius Parakeet, Cuckooshrike and Kestrel. Many other birds and amazing views. Main track to Macchabee is easy walking. Forest trail great but steep. Trails well marked and kept. Enjoy!
Written May 2, 2022
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acorna
Vilnius, Lithuania4,382 contributions
Mar. 2022
I went for easy hiking, from Petrin infocenter side. It was a great half day. Made half of Machabee Forest Loop and a short detour to the heath. There are, of course, several stunning views, but to fully enjoy the place, one must be interested in plants and wildlife. There is a great chance to see birds which you will not see in any other places of the world, lots of colourful day gecko’s and many interesting plants, including orchids.
Written March 27, 2022
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Fearless726356
2 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Black River Gorge National park, accessed from Rivière Noire is a magnificent indigenous windfall in an often over-developed, tourist-ridden island.

Canopies of great indigenous trees welcomed us into this incredible, river-and water-abundant forest. Rushing waterways, pools and crystal clear rivers with what we believe are trout clearly visible in many areas. Some we crossed on stones as opposed to the (flooded) bridges near the Park entrance. A little bit of agility is required overall, and the rocky road led us up to a mystical, dappled pool where swimming and picnics are allowed. There are various trails on offer and trail runners are aplenty. We went up the Parakeet trail, with our dog on the leash, to magnificent forest viewpoints.

We’d recommend the trails for the fitter person, but there is an option to walk on the tarred road approaching the park that is still very beautiful.

We will return.
Written March 26, 2022
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Fordy40
Shrewsbury, UK448 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Stopping at this location was an add on as it was supposed to closed. But once you are over looking the gorge it’s totally amazing. Free to visit and we’ll worth the stop
Written March 21, 2022
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Jocelyn S
Magliano Sabina, Italy404 contributions
Oct. 2021
Entering the Black River Gorges from Grande Riviere Noire (the more direct route from Case Noyale is closed for extensive road restoration), we chose this trail to the Waterfall because of the multiple choices it was marked as one of the easiest!. Probably one of the roughest, boulder-strewn climbs and multiple river crossings we’ve experienced as a couple of ancient but fit hikers. Met very few, much younger people on the trail. The waterfall was spectacular and worth the hike, although it did take us longer than the suggested time and we were very happy to have a hiking pole each and light hiking shoes.
Written October 31, 2021
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden354 contributions
Oct. 2021
The place was excellent and rich with its natural biodiversity. I would recommend only mid- to well-experienced hikers to attempt the trail. There are some monkeys nearby. For taking in the sights, there is a platform at one end for all the photographers. A small series of stalls hawk the usual souvenirs at the entrance.
Written October 31, 2021
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