Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake

  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Boiling Lake - © Flickr user Goran Hoglund (Kartlasarn)
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Valley of Desolation, trekking to Boiling lake - © Flickr user Goran Hoglund (Kartlasarn)
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: The Famous Boiling Lake - © flickr user- Antoine Hubert
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Boiling Lake - © Flickr user Jean and Nathalie
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Valley of Desolation - © Flickr user Titanium The Dog
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Boiling Lake - © Flickr user Jean and Nathalie
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Hot Tub in the Valley of Desolation - © Flickr user Jean and Nathalie
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: in the Valley of Desolation - © Flickr user Marc Tarlock
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Valley of Desolation - © Flickr user Jean and Nathalie
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Valley of Desolation - © Flickr user Jean and Nathalie
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Valley of Desolation - © Flickr user Jean and Nathalie
  • Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Valley of Desolation, trekking to Boiling lake - © Flickr user Goran Hoglund (Kartlasarn)

Key information: Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake

  • Dominica’s most dramatic walk: a long climb to a huge ampitheatre formed from volcanic craters, which contains fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots and sulphur vents – and the sinister Boiling Lake.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating82
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest18
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating82

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 13km
  • Maximum Altitude: Bit under 1,000m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Boiling Lake - © Flickr user Jean and Nathalie

WALK SUMMARY

Dominica’s most dramatic walk is a long (approaching 1,000m) climb through thick forest to a high area of rough volcanic wilderness called the ‘Valley of Desolation’ (Grand Soufriere), a huge ampitheatre in the mountains formed from at least three volcanic craters, which contains fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots and sulphur vents.

At its heart is the remarkable, and sinister, Boiling Lake, which bubbles and steams in its peculiar bowl.

See an account of walking here:

https://sites.udel.edu/globalblog/2019/02/dominica-the-valley-of-desolation-and-the-boiling-lake/

https://tiplr.com/tips/caribbean/dominica/saint-patrick-parish/hike-to-the-boiling-lake-through-the-valley-of-desolation/

Some good info here.

Other accounts: share your experiences

Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Valley of Desolation - © Flickr user Titanium The Dog

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Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: The Famous Boiling Lake - © flickr user- Antoine Hubert

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Valley of Desolation, Boiling Lake: Valley of Desolation, trekking to Boiling lake - © Flickr user Goran Hoglund (Kartlasarn)...
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