Plantation Forest Trail

Trail Description
Environmental Character
Difficulty Rating
Safety and Risk management
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Trail Format: Loop

Special features: Family friendly

Goal/purpose of trail: Scenic; cultural

Length: 2.6 km

Time required: 1.5 hours

Difficulty rating (exertion): 4/10

Terrain difficulty (technical): Walk and no steep climbs

Path Surface: Smooth / slippery on grass

Path type: Two-track path

Way markers: Chromadec signs

Safety: Safe

Amenities: Picnic

Emergency contact: 25213

Trail authority contact: +290 22158

Guide contact: 24161

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A brief description of the character and location of the trail appears in the pamphlet: “Footpaths: St Helena”, issued by the St Helena Tourism.

Basic Trail Description and special attributes:

Park at White Gate, St Pauls. The trail starts at the Green Gate entrance to the corridor viewing area for Jonathan the tortoise.

Continue straight ahead then turn right descending a few steps. Take a right turn where the paths splits leading towards the Butchers Grave site.

Continue through the forest onto where the trail divides into two grassy paths, take the one on the right to continue to the big rock (which is not signed posted but situated on the right) for a spectacular view of Plantation

Walk back to the path and continue until you reach the U-turn. Take the top trail and follow on through the forest, which will lead you to the back of Plantation House and finishing at White

Subjective QUALITY GAUGE of the trail. (A value of 5 = excellent / dominant feature, and 1 = neglegible / absent)


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