"Hiking to the Waterfall at Luna Lodge" Day Hike Tip by Etoile2B

Day Hike, Carate: 2 reviews and 5 photos

  One of the waterfalls.
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  • One of the waterfalls. - Carate
      One of the waterfalls.
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  • Another waterfall downstream. - Carate
      Another waterfall downstream.
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  • Hiking down the stream. - Carate
      Hiking down the stream.
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  • The stream we hiked down to. - Carate
      The stream we hiked down to.
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  • One of the waterfalls along the trail. - Carate
      One of the waterfalls along the trail.
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Luna Lodge has a couple well-worn hiking trails on the property if you?re in the mood to get out and explore the jungle. You can take a guide along, but most people opt to just explore the trails on their own. The waterfall trailhead is located just off the main staircase about halfway up the hill, below the yoga platform. The trailhead is clearly marked. As you head down the trail you will come to a fork in the path. The fork to the right leads downhill, I believe to the bottom of the big waterfall, although I am not certain because we did not explore this part of the trail. The fork to the left leads uphill a little way to the base of a small waterfall. The pool at the base of the waterfall is probably only about waist deep (during the dry season) and if you follow the riverbed down stream you will find several more pools to wade in. The hike and the pools are relatively private. If you time your hike right you won?t see another soul on the trail. The water is cool and all we saw birds and a baby snake while on the trail. Just be aware that the trail can get slightly steep, especially on the way back, but it?s not terribly strenuous. I think it?s an easy enough hike for just about anybody. From the trailhead to the little waterfall and pool is probably a 15 minute hike. If you?ve made the trek up to Luna Lodge definitely take advantage of this trail.

Address: Luna Lodge, Carate

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 21, 2008
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