Grenada Hiking
Concord Falls
from Mt. Qua Qua
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Continuing on, the tight-grained hard fibers of the penny piece (C6) is burned to make cooking charcoal. It also provides a yellow, edible plum-like fruit in May and June.

C7 is the marouba tree (Simarouba amara) which resists warping and splitting, making it highly prized for construction.

After passing the sneeze-producing damarin tree at C8, descend the slope to the river carefully. The official trail terminates across the river on the right, but you'll have a choice whether to travel another 10 minutes on a very obvious pathway to either the lower or upper Concord Falls .

As lower Concord Falls is a very popular tourist attraction, especially with cruise ships visitors, you may find the gaggle of tourists annoying after the solitude of the mountains.

I recommend postponing culture shock and your re-entry into civilization; take the left trail to the more secluded upper falls for a plunge in the large natural pool. After almost 5 hours on the trail, you'll probably be ready for a dip.

The lower falls is normally a crowded place, so you may be able to get a taxi to get back to your hotel. If not, walk downhill another 30 minutes to Concord Village and flag down a St. George's-bound minibus, which run until 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Concord Falls The Hard Way: make the ascent up from Concord Falls, climbing to Grand Etang. That takes about six hours, a 4-5 on the difficulty scale.

Concord Falls from Mt. Qua Qua Part 1

Concord Falls from Mt. Qua Qua Part 2

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