View of the mastic trail boardwalk

The Mastic Reserve on Grand Cayman protects part of the largest contiguous area of untouched, old-growth dry forest remaining on the island. This area and other similar expanses of forest in Cayman are of international significance representing some of the last remaining examples of the Caribbean's dry, subtropical, semi-deciduous dry forest, which have been the target of particularly intense deforestation throughout the West Indies.

Ages: 8-70
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Times: By arrangement


Guided Tours

Hikes led by a trained guide are available and need to be booked in advance.

  • Adults
    CI $50 / person
  • Children (8-12 years)
    CI $30 / person

Additional Information

The Mastic Trail is 2.3 miles long (not a loop) and it should take approximately two and a half to three hours to walk it. We strongly recommend taking an informative guided tour with The National Trust who will bring the trail to life for you. The tour guides will be able to point out fascinating animal life that you otherwise might miss such as parrots, hermit crabs, reptiles and many bird species. The guides also have interesting anecdotes about the history, trees, plants, orchids, birds, and the various ecosystems of the Mastic Reserve.

• The trail is fairly rugged and there are some wet sections, especially if it has rained recently, it is recommended to wear trainers or walking shoes.
• Bring bug spray and plenty of drinking water.
• The trail is not suitable for children under eight or those with mobility issues. 


Frank Sound Rd
North Side, Grand Cayman
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