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Strangler Fig Trail

Max. Altitude 945m
Min. Altitude 891m
Incline 5%
Total Time 2h
Distance 925m
Time 30 min.
Distance 822m
Time 45 min.

Activity Description

Trails throughout the Reserve cross various types of terrain, ranging from the earth and gravel of the main road, forest paths that are carpeted with leaves, and gently-flowing rivers. Several trails have been specially adapted to make walking a little easier and pleasant by using embedded, recycled plastic-crates that help create steps and firmer paths.

This trail is named after one of the most curious plants in the reserve – the strangler fig. This seed plant, which is dispersed by birds, grows its roots from the canopy downwards to the ground around the host tree. It then slowly grows around it until it effectively “suffocates” it. This trail is dominated by palms that stand over 40 meters/131 feet high, known as pambiles or iron palm (Iriartea deltoidea).

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