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Rio Seco from Tabateau Trace Balandra

Scheduled Date: Tuesday 16th February, 2016

The Rio Seco Waterfall rated among the best in the country because of its large beautiful plunge pool. It’s colorful blue basin, and cool refreshing water is a paradise for bathers. Rio Seco is the kind of place one never gets tired of visiting and has the potential to be an excellent tourist attraction. One has the option to sit on the rocks and enjoy the fascinating and relaxing scenery both of the river and the Cascade. Along the route, the tall and enchanted Mora Woodland provides a welcoming canopy from the sun. Always present at the gateway to this natural wonder, is the loud echoing sound of the bellbird heard distinctly throughout the forest. The pond at the base of the falls has crystal clear water and contains shoals of river mullets all hungry for leftovers. The beauty of the surroundings threatened by uncaring individuals who continue to leave their garbage. It is the responsibility of all visitors to preserve the environment by carrying out their trash.


Please note that the expedition to Rio Seco Falls starts at Tabateau Trace in Balandra and not from the conventional route in Salybia. This course is more challenging than the traditional one and depending on one pace can take as long as 2 ½ hours to get there. The first part of the journey is through dense Mora forest and is an uphill climb over ridges.  The trail leads southwest and at the top of the mountain, the Rio Seco River can be heard deep down in the valley. Finally, the trail descends steeply down the mountain to meet the Rio Seco Road situated just 10 minutes from the falls. The return journey to Balandra will take 2 hours and is via another route that seems long but less intense. This return path located by the rest hut at the start of the famous trail. 

On Saturday 20th February 2016, Fitness Walkers trek from Balandra to Rio Seco.


Please note: hike rated 6 for challenging


Hiking time one-way: 2 – 2 ½ hours


Trail Description: long uphill forest walk.


Cost $50.00


Start 4.5km distance to falls and the return 3km distance to Tabateau Trace.


Assembly 7.00am Corner of O’meara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway


For more information contact Mario7849-2956, Jamal 761 -1889 or Marcia 4902421 or





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

Phone: (868) 749-2956,

email :islandhikers

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