This delightful trail starts near the staff house, which is just a short walk from the lodge. It offers an excellent understanding of the regeneration process that forests undergo following deforestation. In fact, the first part of the trail was used as pastureland just 15 years ago. Now, you’ll find that it’s a beautiful and nascent forest, dominated by pioneer tree species, such as Miconia.
On this trail, you’ll find that we can put the story of Tarzan to the test! Mashpi’s dense network of overhead vines function as bridges that connect the forest canopy, and some are even strong enough to hold the weight of a person! Halfway along this trail, we can take a swing on Mashpi’s very own Tarzan rope-vine, where shouting like Tarzan is very much encouraged!
This trail can be combined with the Dragonfly for the return journey.