The Black River Gorges National Park offers you one
of the best trekking opportunities, over an area of more than 6,754
To ensure that the fauna is not affected by trekking
activities and walking tracks have been traced for your convenience.
Along the way, you may come across various endemic
birds like the pink pigeon and the Mauritius Echo Parakeet, and
even see wild monkeys!
The principal road through the park is Les Mares -
Plaine Champagne - Chamarel Road.
You can pick some Chinese Guavas (May to July) by the
Mare Longue lake before heading back up a volcanic route to Petrin.
Black River Peak track
From Plaine Champagne-Chamarel Road, near the main
lookout, to the island's highest point (Piton de la Petite Rivièew
Noire), it takes about 3 hours to return.
Approximately a 2.5 kilometre walk along or near the
Black River upstream of the Visitor Centre to a kiosk by the river.
Macchabée-Black River track
More challenging yet rewarding, this walking track
leads from Petrin, through the Macchabée forest and down to the
end of the Riverside track at the kiosk below Plateau Remousse.
This trek is suitable for all levels and ages with a good health
Cascade Cinq Cents Pieds track
A steeper track running down to Alexandra Falls, and
counting a 2 km return.