This is a popular trek for the more adventurous expats. The route follows a trail that is actually a "highway," and is the only major route that runs directly between Jacmel and Fucy and ultimately Port au Prince. Between Furcy and Seguin, there is one small village where you can purchase fried things, and along the path there are places to buy soft drinks.
Need to Know
This is a highly trafficked route—you'll see motorcycles driving up slopes you didn't think physically possible. The route is steep and mostly unstable rocks or dirt. There is very little respite from the sun for the first few miles. You can purchase soft drinks on the route, but I suggest bringing as much water as possible.
You'll need to get a ride to the small town of Furcy, up high in the mountains past Kenscoff. Furcy doesn't have much besides a school, a few concrete buildings, and a market area that seems to be a major hub for transporting the agriculture grown in the valleys beyond.
The hike starts quite steeply; you'll have a few paved or cobbled hills, but they will be the only ones between you and Seguin. The route next changes from dirt to gravel to loose stones—the stones can be larger than softballs! You'll pass homes and farms—we noticed that most people tend to all grow the same crop (green onions) when we passed through.
After about 7.0 miles, the brutal uphill ends, and you'll find yourself in the remnants of Haiti's cloud forest. The air can become quite cool here and the nights chilly. My group stayed at Kay Winnie at L'Auberge Visite. If you search for Furcy, Seguin, Jacmel, or Kay Winnie, you'll find a host of information.
Flora & Fauna
Lots of agriculture en route.
Shared By: Kat W