Explore and discover St. Maarten's lush hiking trails, and awe-inspiring coastal treks. With options for all skill levels, there are many trails from which to explore the hillsides and coasts of the island. If you are looking to work up a sweat, try the hike to the peak of Pic Paradise, the island’s highest peak. Hike alongside history through the local forts, Fort Amsterdam and Fort Louie; both offer access to colonial remains including canons, military quarters, and great coastal vantage points.
Reset with a refreshing swim, after taking in the coastal views. Hike to the Natural Pool in Point Blanche; this hike is not only a local favorite but can be accessed from Guana Bay and Point Blanche. Experience unforgettable panoramic views of the island, hike the South Reward Trail via Hillside Plantation. This hike will take you across the border and through the hills, a method used by many locals back in the day. Most public trails are marked and cleared for easy access; however, a few are harder to find. Make sure to bring a hiking buddy or a local guide for certain trails to help navigate the terrain.
St. Maarten offers countless adventures for nature-lovers at heart. Whether you are exploring with a tour group or on your own, many of the island's natural wonders are open to the public, giving you free access to explore.