Challenge Yourself with a Petit Piton Trek

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Petit Piton, with its steep slopes and unique conical shape, offers an exhilarating climb for the adventurous at heart. As you ascend, Mervin will share tales of the mountain's geological history and point out its diverse plant and bird life. Reaching the peak not only rewards with unmatched Caribbean Sea views but also a deeper appreciation for St. Lucia's natural wonders.

Trip data

  • Height


  • Elegation gain


  • Trail type


  • Trail length


  • Duration

    3 to 4 hours

  • When to visit

    November to April

About this trip

Fitness level


This hike is steeper and more strenuous than Gros Piton. Hikers should be in excellent physical shape.

Key information

  • Access: Accessible via the town of Soufriere; limited parking near at trailhead.

  • Facilities: Few rest stops due to the trail's steep nature.

  • Permits: Guided tour required.

Packing list

  • Sturdy high ankle hiking boots for better support.

  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing.

  • Hat and sunglasses. Gloves are also recommended.

  • At least 2 liters of water.

  • High energy snacks like energy bars.

  • Trekking poles for added support.

  • Heavy backpack that will slow you down and tire you out.

  • Any clothing made of heavy fabric that will dry slowly.

  • Brightly coloured clothing and perfume will attract insects.

Safety first

Your safty is our priority. This hike is not suitable if any of these apply to you or your group.

  • You are pregnant.
  • You have heart and respiratory problems.
  • You have mobility impairments.
  • You suffer from altitude sickness.

Happy hikers

  • Mervin the Mountain Goat

    April 2021 Petit Piton

    Back in St Lucia again. Saw a sign for Mervin the Mountain Goat the last time we were there. Called him. He guided us up the Petit Piton. It was fantastic! He is a wonder. He must climb this thing twice a day. The greatest thing about it is its beauty. If you're going to the Lesser Antilles to climb (You're Silly), this is the place to be, and Mervin is the one to lead you. You will not be disappointed.

    Full review on Trip Advisor
  • Really Challenging, But Worth The Views - Hire Mervin As Your Guide!

    September 2023 Petit Piton

    Our resort didn't offer any excursions to hike Petite Piton because it's so difficult, so we reached out to Mervin the Mountain Goat after reading so many positive reviews here on Trip Advisor. Mervin really is the G.O.A.T of Petite Piton. He knew every rock and where to step, and it didn't even look like he was breaking much of a sweat the entire time.

    Full review on Trip Advisor
  • LOVED the Petit hike and having Mervin the Mountain Goat as our guide!

    March 2024 Petit Piton

    The Petit Piton climb is one of my favourites yet! Mervin the Mountain Goat is truly the GOAT. He was really fun and very helpful on the climb. We went at a good pace but he was super patient any time we wanted a break or to slow things down. I highly recommend Mervin as a guide!!

    Full review on Trip Advisor
  • Mervin is the GOAT!

    January 2024 Petit Piton

    I hiked the Petit Piton with Mervin the Mountain Goat! He was awesome!! He did a great job of guiding us through the hike and allowing us to pace. He was incredibly patient and knowledgeable which made me feel very safe at all times. He’s also an awesome guy and holds the record for the fastest time up the Gros Piton (up and down in 58m!). This hike is very hard but also very fun and even better with Mervin!

    Full review on Trip Advisor

Did you know…

  • Hidden Caves

    Local legends speak of hidden caves within Petit Piton, which were used as shelters by the indigenous people during times of conflict.

    View of Petit Piton from the town of Soufriere
  • National Flag

    Gros Piton, along with its twin Petit Piton, is featured on the national flag of St. Lucia, symbolizing the island's volcanic origins and its iconic landmarks.

    The national flag of St. Lucia

What's included

  • Transfers to and from the trail

  • Permits to access the trail

  • Lunch to eat at the summit (optional)

  • Water and soft drinks

  • Me, your driver and guide!

What I need to know

  • Trip type

    Where you would like to go. Want to do multiple locations over multiple days? Just ask!

  • Group size

    We can accommodate larger groups so long as we have enough notice. Smaller groups are easier to accomodate at short notice.

  • Dates

    When you are hoping to book with me. I get busy during peak season so book early to avoid dissapointment.

  • Location

    Tell us where you are staying so we can arrange transfers. Boat transfers can also be arranged. Transfers are optional. Please let me know if you do not need this.

  • Dietary requirements

    So I can organise the best lunch for your group. Fish, chicken, vegetarian, vegan – all sorts of local cuisine can be arranged.

  • Other information

    Got something special in mind? Are you visiting for a special occasion? Let me know so I can personalise your adventure and make it as perfect as possible.

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Preparing for St. Lucia's ever-changing beauty is key to enjoying your visit to the fullest.

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