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Rincón Waterfall

Scheduled Date: Sunday 30th August, 2015

Rincón Waterfall on Wednesday 31st August 2016

Rincón is a small agriculture community on the North Coast located about 2 km from the Las Cuevas Beach Facility. Its historical authenticity goes back to 1795 when 1,250 acres of land granted to the Spanish Treasurer Jose Ramon Muxica to establish an estate. The Las Cuevas Estate comprised of the Rincon Valley and extended all the way from the Sea to the foothills of El Tucuche. The landscape boarded by two rivers, on the east the Quebrada De Hierro and the west the Curaguate or Rincon River. In 1797, the land sold to Valentin de Basanta, who planted sugarcane but with the slave amelioration Act of 1824, the estate became bankrupt and had to be put up for sale. Within a few years, cocoa replaced sugar cane as the dominant crop. Rincón is a Spanish word that refers to “in a corner” and the area used as a crossroad between the North Coast and the old capital San José de Oruña. Today, unmanaged cacao trees showed evidence of its vibrant history and nestled within its boundaries is the magnificent Rincón Waterfall.

The falls with an altitude of 76 metres is the second highest in the country. The highest is the Maracas Waterfall placed on the southern side of the Tucuche Mountain (3072 feet). The El Tucuche Watershed is the source for many waterfalls, and another fascinating fall is Habio located on its upper course. Rincón Waterfall best described as a cascade falls where water descends over a series of rock steps. At its base there is a large pool to swim and a refreshing sensation is to go under the water-drop for a comforting massage.

The 1-½ hour’s expedition done as circuits hike where the return route is via another path on the other side of the valley. The journey starts with an energizing ascend and along the way the trail passes an enchanting falls known as Black Pool. The route curves gently along the ridge and descends to a junction where the right path leads up the mountain to Habio Falls while the left descends to Rincón Falls. Perching high up in the trees is the echoing call of the black and white male bearded bellbird or locally known as Campanero. His loud calls are to attract the female and at the same time ward off any rival males.

Island Hikers visit the Rincón Waterfall on Wednesday 31st August 2016,

For details call Mario 749-2956, Marcia 490-2421, Jamal 761-1889 or www islandhikers.com.

Rating: 4 moderate

Hiking time to Falls: 1 – 1 ½ hours

Assembly 1: 7.00am entrance to Central Bank Auditorium or

Assembly2: 7.30am Sam’s Bar Maracas Bay.

Suitable for kids 7 and overrincon waterfall-0111 rincon waterfall-0110 rincon waterfall-0105

 email: islandhikers@gmail.com

Contact

Mario Russell
c/o Island Hikers,
#152 Frederick Street,
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago/

Phone: (868) 749-2956,

email :islandhikers @gmail.com

Marcia 490-2421,Michael 719-3368,

Jamal 761-1889,Robin 681-1389,

Camille 620-314, Michelle 726-5195,

,Petronilla 342-1072, Pooran 764-2041

Dennis 678-2768, Adrian 349-9316,

Bob 685-5355, Pedro 346-3460

Ian 682-6177,  Danny 372-7798