The Boiling Lake is a flooded fumarole located in Morne Trois Pitons National Park. The Boiling Lake is approximately 70m across and is the second-largest hot lake in the world. It is literally boiling! Many of our guests do this very difficult hike, and they come back very happy and with lots of stories to tell.
This is what wikipedia says about the hike: There is no road leading directly to the lake. It is approximately a 13 km return hike to the lake from the nearest road. The hike can be divided into three parts that take about one hour each. Part I starts in Laudat, by Titou Gorge and ends at Breakfast River, where hikers can fill up with fresh water. Part II continues up Morne Nicholls which has an altitude of 3,168 feet, and ends at the top of the Valley of Desolation. Part III starts with a dangerous descent into the Valley of Desolation, followed by a long hike past sulfur springs and hot pools, until finally reaching a peak overlooking boiling lake.
It is easy to get lost on this hike, so we definitely recommend to get a guide. We can help you organize a guide if you are interested. Or check our blog about guided tours. The hike is long and very difficult. So you need to be in reasonable shape in order to be able to fully enjoy it. At the end of the tour, when you come back, you can take a refreshing splash in the Titou Gorge.
Boiling Lake Brochure from the Ministry of Tourism.