Bras des Calumets to Sentier Josémont

Date 2013-05-16
Distance 10.5 km6.5 mi
Duration 5h:44m
Photos 17

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Certainly not among all the well-known trails to get to the volcano but it's without any doubts one of the most interesting. It starts at Bras des Calumets and, after going through the village, you walk into a cryptomeria forest that will lead you up to an altitude of 1800 meters where you enter into the Parc de La Réunion and the tropical forest. That part is muddy and very humid with a wide variety of flora. Just before reaching Piton Textor, we come across a huge area burnt down to the ground by an arson a couple of years ago. It'll take decades before the vegetation gets back to normal there.