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Top Nature Trails & Parks In Mauritius

Discover the top nature trails and nature parks in Mauritius Island. Cure your stress by hiking among the trees or relax in a park.

Nature trails and parks in Mauritius

Mauritius has some nice nature trails and parks to hike or visit. As we have only less than 2% of the native forest, our nature is being affected and destroyed. However, there are still some places where you can hike in nature to forget your stress. Many nature trails are found in the Black River Gorges, precisely at the Plaine Champagne regions. Nevertheless, not all provide the best adventures. Few of them have been listed further, but, this article will also include some gorgeous nature trails around Mauritius. On the other hands, we have only three main national parks, namely, Black River Gorges, Bras D;Eau and Ile D’Ambre. There are also others which are managed by private bodies.

Daruty (Belle Vue Forest) Trail

Daruty (Belle Vue Forest) Trail
The Daruty Forest Trail is situated at Petit Raffray in the North. It has several short looped trails to jog, walk and even tracks for mountain bikers!

Le Dauguet Nature Trail

Le Dauguet Nature Trail
A popular looped nature trail for joggers in the region of Port-Louis, at Tranquebar precisely. There is also a track to climb to Le Pouce mountain as well.

Mare Longue Trail

Mare Longue Trail
This trail is quite lengthy and is located around Mare Longue reservoir. The trail itself is quite easy, mostly flat but sometimes muddy in rainy seasons.

Bel Ombre (Watook) Trail

Bel Ombre (Watook) Trail
A long trail from Plaine Champagne to Bel Ombre or vice-versa, passing via Bon Courage, which leads to Fixon Waterfall. Beautiful nature around.

Macchabée Trail

Macchabée Trail
Enjoy the tranquil track and beautiful trees around you with endemic birds. The nature trail starts at Pétrin and ends at a kiosk in the Black River Gorge

Parakeet Trail

Parakeet Trail
A technical trail which starts from Plaine Champagne and descends to Black River Gorges where you can climb again or ends at the parking lot.

Sophie Nature Walk

Sophie Nature Walk
Sophie Nature Walk is the best nature trail to bring your family and children. The nature and the tall trees generate a lovely peaceful atmosphere.

Mare Aux Joncs Trail

Mare Aux Joncs Trail
The Mare Aux Joncs Trail starts from the parking lot of the Black River Gorges National Park to the waterfall. It is a loop track, covering 4.5km one-way, and quite technical.

Monvert Nature Walk

Monvert Nature Walk
Located at Forest Side, the Monvert Nature Walk is a short track, to spend a nice time walking among the shrubs and trees. There is an elevated viewpoint as well, and few ponds.

Moka Trail

Moka Trail
The Moka Trail is a famous running trail event, which occurs every year. It is composed of different ways, but the most common track to hike is Le Petit Both, which is around 10km.

Powder Mill Nature Walk

Powder Mill Nature Walk
Situated at Pamplemousses, near the SSRN Hospital, the Powder Mill Nature Walk is a short track, to have a light walk among the nature around. There is also a small stream nearby.

The Best Nature Parks In Mauritius

Bras D’Eau National Park

Bras D’Eau National Park
Classified as the second largest national park on the island, the Bras D'Eau National Park has plenty of tall trees, endemic plants and amazing trails.

Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park
The largest national park in Mauritius, with several popular nature trails (Some are mentioned in the above list) and amazing spots to relax.

Ile D'Ambre National Park

Ile D'Ambre National Park
The third national park in Mauritius, Ile D'Ambre offers a spectacular nature trail, which is more than 1km, passing by a crater, until the beach.

Ebony Forest Reserve

Ebony Forest Reserve
A conversation site rich with endemic species, where you can hike up to Piton Canot mountain to enjoy fantastic views of the South-West or hike at awesome nature trails.

Vallée de Ferney

Vallée de Ferney
Located at Ferney. A nature reserve with endemic species and animals located in Ferney, where you can hike and explore the nature in complete calmness and peace.

Vallée D’Osterlog

Vallée D’Osterlog
A beautiful garden in Osterlog which is located near Eau Bleue and Saint Hubert. It has also a waterfall commonly known as Cascade Tortue.

Ebène Recreational Park

Ebène Recreational Park
Situated in Ebène, this recreational park is ideal for jogging and for relaxation. It is in an urban area, but still offers a nice place for physical exercises.

Nature Can Cure You...

This peace of mind we are all seeking in our daily busy life, you will find it in these nature trails and parks stated above. Alone or accompanied, you will not regret walking in nature and source yourself with positive vibes. Always protect the environment!

Author & References

Ali Jareehag

Author: Ali J | Last Updated: July 3, 2023

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