One of the “wilderness” activities in Cayman is the Mastic trail.  We know many people that had done this relatively easy hike, so figured we had to do it!

The trail starts/ends near Frank Sound Road (The road the crosses the island) and on the North Side on the drive to Rum Point.  The trail is about 2 miles long and is not a loop, so whatever you walk, you will have to walk back unless you park a car at each end.  Julie & I walked about 3/4 of the way starting  from the North side.

The trail is the red line below.  If you go, you will see the signs that are easy to see if you are looking for them.


The trail took us into relatively thick woods.  However, due to (I assume …) hurricanes in the past years, most trees where very short.


Quite a few pretty flowers & plants to be seen.  A word of caution: we were told to wear long pants since there are some venomous plants along the trail. Beware of what you touch.


We saw two rather large snakes during our 1.5h hike.  No worries … there are no venomous snakes in the Cayman Islands 🙂


A woodpecker! I had no idea they had these here. We heard a few Cayman Parrots, but did not actually see any.  If you are lucky, you can also see blue iguana’s along the trail.  In summary, if I were in Cayman for only a week, it would probably not be at the top of my to-do list. However, if you are here for a while and want something different than the beach as well as a leisurely stroll, the Mastic trail is a lovely afternoon activity. Oh, and there are no entry fees!