Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Pack plenty of water for your trek into the steamy vapors of Dominca's Morne Trois Pitons National Park, where you'll find the world's second largest boiling lake – after you pass through the Valley of Desolation, a region of boiling mud ponds and geysers. This journey isn't for the faint of heart, as the trail runs for 13 km (~ 8 miles) past sulfur springs, over rugged mountains, and through gorges along the way. But eventually, if you stay the course, you'll reach the famous boiling lake, whose waters can soar to temperatures of 82° to 91.5° C (180° to 197° F). This is one of the region's truly classic journeys into a landscape that not many PlanetHoppers! would initially associate with the white sand beaches and palm trees of your stereotypical Caribbean holiday. Just remember not to jump into the lake after the long, hot trek to cool down - trust us when we say it'll ruin your day. Did we fail to mention there are five volcanoes as well? Not your cup of tea? Pleasant alternatives include tropical virgin forest, clear streams, the Emerald Pool, Boeri Lake, Trafalgar and Medleham Falls. You see, the park is not all about "danger". It has a picturesque side as well!
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- Location: Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica