Scheduled Date: Saturday 2nd July, 2016
In the heart of the Northern Range is the picturesque village of Brasso Seco, a place where the various hiking trails lead to numerous waterfalls and the tallest mountains El Cerro Del Aripo (940m) and Mt Bleu (716m). In the centre of the community is the Visitors Facility where available are homemade refreshments and information on its natural resources. Leading to the river is the Madamas Road 8km in length and situated on its eastern end. Along the route, the landscape beautified with the greenery of christophene vineyards, which grow in the valleys alongside the trail. The Sobo River crosses the footpath, and a ten-minute diversion is the sensational Double River Falls.
The floods that occurred in the Northern Range on the 30th November 2016 in northeast Trinidad changed the landscape, and many of the rivers and waterfalls took on a new appearance. Strangely, nature purges and at the same time gives back. The popular bathing spot Macajuel Pond on the Madamas River where existed a deep basin now vanished. However further upstream the Madamas Waterfall blessed with a deeper pond and larger pool. To access these pools, the route to the river is the same however one is downstream while the other is upstream.
The expedition to the Madamas Fall’s starts at Pole #90 on the Madamas Road and the estimated time to get there will take 2 1/2 hours. The first path of the journey is a 5km flat walk along the Madamas Road to the river. The trail narrows and continues through the forest over a ridge that descends higher upstream. The river at this point is shallow and easy to walk. The Falls located a further 20 minutes upstream. The Madamas falls 30-foot high with a single drop and pool. Above the falls, there are other waterfalls to discover placed along the two tributaries. Prominent flowers growing alongside the river-bank are the Maraval Liles (Spathiphyllum Cannifolium), Mountain Roses (Brownea Coccinea) and the Hot Lips (Psychotria Poeppigana).
On Sunday 28th May 2017 Island Hikers visit Madamas Waterfall. For more information contact Mario: 749-2956, Jamal: 761-1889 or Marcia 490-2421 or www.islandhikers.com.
Rating: 5 moderately challenging
Hiking time toMadamas Waterfall: 2 ½ hour
Optional Double River Falls: 1 hour
Assembly: 7.00am Corner Of O’meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway Arima.
Bring along a change of clothing
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