A captivating waterfall rooted in the northern foothills of Mt. El Tucuche, is Angel Falls. Access to the falls is from the Zorro Trace Valley, located on the North Coast Road between Maracas and Las Cuevas however the falls can also be accessed from the Maracas St Joseph Valley in Lloango Village. Concealed by craggy ridges and rolling mountains it flows over a steep escarpment and drops 50 feet vertically, into a cosy basin. The river streams into a canyon where the falls outstanding celestial appearance and exquisite gracefulness gives it the name Angel. There is the option to sit under the water-drop for an invigorating massage or relax in its refreshing pool. Towering over this picturesque landscape are the twin peaks of El Tucuche (936 metres) where the source of the watershed originates. Lower down in the valley, the river pours over steep precipices where to discover are more impressive cascades. The River Channel is an explorer's bliss with breath-taking pools and fascinating waterfalls. Exploring this natural wonder invokes a feeling of mystery and adventure. The landowners at Zorro Trace earn their income from farming small cash crops such as tomatoes, cabbage, pimento, pumpkin and green peppers. The river is vital in supplying the necessary water for their produce.
The exploration To Angel Falls begins at Zorro Trace, and the trek to the falls takes approximately 45-minutes. The journey begins with an upstream walk alongside the river, where there are some shallow areas to cross. The trail located on the left-hand side of the river starts with a steep ascent that leads to the top of the ridge. A short path on the right diverts from the main track into an undisclosed valley where located is the Angel Falls. The return journey is downhill and there is the option to further explore the river to discover other attractive waterfalls. A shoe with good grips is recommended since the trail can be muddy in certain areas.
On Sunday 20th January 2019 Island Hikers visit the Angel Falls.
For more details contact Mario 749-2956, Marcia 490-2421, Jamal 761-1889 or visit www.islandhikers.com.
Assembly: 7 am at the entrance to Central Bank Auditorium or 730am Sam’s Bar Maracas Bay
Rating: 4moderate (includes an uphill climb going)
Hiking time one-way: 45 minutes to an hour
Trail Description: An uphill forest walk to reach the falls and a downhill return.
Preparation: a shoe with good grips and change of clothing.
Recommended for kids seven years and up.