has somebody recently done the hike to 7SF?
How hard was it (slippery, steep?) and what kind of shoes are recommended?
Are there many people along the way?
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I just did the hike last week. We had a driver for the day, and we combined the hike with a visit to Dougladston spice plantation, the Gouyave nutmeg station and snorkeling at Magazine beach for $150 for our group of four. I'd say that the hike is about 1/2 hour each way, and moderately strenous, though the path was slippery from loose dirt in a couple of places and we slipped there. I was glad that I had not brought my 73 year old mother with me on the hike, as she would have had problems due to the steepness in portions and the tricky footing, but any reasonably in shape person should be able to do it with no problem. It had not rained for a while when we were there, so the trail was dry, but I can imagine it would be little more slippery in some places when wet. They have walking sticks at the starting point of the hike that we were told were "required." We were glad we had them with us, as it helped in negotiating some of the portions of the trail. The direction to the falls is largely flat or downhill, and will seem easy and quick. The way back is of course uphill and thus more tiring. The falls themselves are great for swimming in, better than I expected from the photos I had seen. There were only a few other people there at the same time as us, but we arrived mid-day, and I believe that larger tour groups come first thing in the morning (our ship had an excursion that left at 8:30). Entrance fee was $2 US per person. I highly recommend the hike. It was a highlight of our cruise, and will leave you with time to do other things the same day.How did you book your driver?? We leave ina few days and still have not made plans for this Island?