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About 6 miles east of Soufrière, at the foothills of the island’s highest mountain, Mount Gimie, is Enbas Saut, a magnificent 19,000-acre Central Rainforest Reserve. There is a well-maintained 2.5-kilometer hiking trail going through the lush rainforest, which is wild, remote, and incredibly scenic. The trail runs through a mix of dense rainforest, cloud forest, and elfin woodlands, full of vibrant wildlife. The most common birds you will see, or most likely hear, in the area are the St. Lucian parrot, the blue-hooded euphonia, the St. Lucia black finch, and the mountain whistler. The view in the clearings is dominated by looming Piton Canarie, Piton Troumassee, and Mount Gimie. Enbas Saut means "below the falls," and you will understand why when you come to the two spectacular cascading waterfalls that end in deep pools at the Troumassee River. The trail alternates with a series of wooden steps that go down the cliff before arriving at the base of the waterfall. The cool and refreshing pool is a popular swimming place. The hike takes about 1 hour one way.
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