Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire


A relatively short walk and scramble up to the highest mountain in Mauritius where you will find a bench of reflection and 360 degree views.

Bird Watching
Scrambling or Climbing
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

Set your GPS to Black River Peak Hiking Trailhead. There is space for a few cars, failing that you can park at the Gorges viewpoint a short distance away.

Route/Trail notes

The track is well signed and easy to follow. It is fairly undulating with only the last section really being steep uphill. Beware if you go after rain as the track becomes a quagmire with unavoidable ankle deep mud pretty well the entire way. The last section is a short steep scramble with fixed ropes to assist you. 



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Given the mountains side profile is so sheer and impressive I honestly believed it would be a lot more challenging than it was. For the most part I was surprised how flat/undulating the trail was up until the very last section. From the trailhead to the summit took me 1hr10 and it would have taken even less if I didn't try so hard to avoid getting my shoes muddy. This turned out to be a futile endeavour when I slipped over and became totally covered in mud. The scrambling section is quite steep but made easier with the ropes and frequent tree roots. Sensational view from the summit!

Vonsnrub on 8 Jun, 2024


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