of the shortest walks in the area,
a mere 20 minutes round trip.
Time: 20 minutes, round trip. Difficulty: 2-3. Trail not marked but simple. Trailhead: Depart and arrive at Savane a Mulets.
Piton Tarade is a shoulder on the southeast slope of La Soufriere. A mere 10 minute walk on the small trail leads you to its 1,200m summit, through a forest zone devastated by the 1976 eruption.
The departure point is indicated by a blaze at the upper left corner
of the Savane a Mulets parking area.
The small windmill here turned by the tradewinds helps generate electricity for the seismograph that you may have seen on the edge of the road before Savane a Mulets. This seismograph is part of a surveillance network detecting an average of 150 tremors here each year.