Up in the North Range, which is the hills that run full length of the northern part of Trinidad, you will find Maracas Waterfall. It is about a ten minute drive north of St Augustine and is an impressive 300 feet high.
Once we parked the car we had to hike about a mile along a very easy to follow trail up into the forest. We passed a small waterfall on the way and could hear Maracas Waterfall as we approached. But that did not take away from the great view as it appears through a hole in the tree branches. Once we crested a slight ridge we looked down into a bowl with the cliff on the opposite side. It is down this cliff that Maracas Waterfall flows.
We were here during the dry season and the waterfall was still impressive. I can only imagine the amount of water during the wet season. Personally I like going when we did, because it meant we could get right under the waterfall and it was more like a shower than a pounding. It was so cool looking up and seeing the water coming down in drops and mist.
What a wonderful way to end a great day….but wait! It is not over yet. Nope. We have one more cool thing to check out.