Gorda Peak, National Park, British Virgin Islands
(located in North Sound, Virgin Gorda)
The highest point on Virgin Gorda at an astonishing 1370ft, Gorda Peak is located on the northwestern ridge, south of North Sound. This area was donated by Lawrance Rockefeller in 1974. The park is considered to be one of the last remaining examples of dry forest in the region. Vegetation in the park varies, from dry scrub to a moister mossy forest at higher elevations. Most exciting about the area Gorda Peak is home to the worlds smallest gecko.
Follow trails that lead the lookout tower at the Peak, Hikers are rewarded with a panoramic view of the BVI, particularly the popular anchorage of North Sound and anegada visible in the horizon. A perfect place for a romantic or family picnic is half way along the trail to the tower. Table and benches are provided and maintained by the National Parks Trust. Enjoy the cool air watch the few rays of sunlight that beam through the forest area.
Gorda Peak has no history of dangerous wild animals, deadly reptiles or other dangerous species.
(click thumbnail to enlarge (photos of Gorda Peak, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands)
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