Link from 3rd Carbet Fall to 2nd Carbet Fall

Link from 3rd Carbet Fall to 2nd Carbet Fall

River and waterfall
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This section links all three Carbet Falls.
The path runs through the rain forest along the Grand Carbet river.

6 points of interest

  • History

    Foundations of a disused canal

    Remains of a canal bringing water to the upper parts of Capesterre-Belle-Eau.
    Be careful: tricky section.
  • Flora


    A wetland area with boarwood (Symphonia Globulifera). You can recognise the tree with its yellowish aerial roots and its seeds, resembling nutmeg.
  • Flora

    Peperomia emarginella

    This small plant is very useful in healing scar tissue. It generally grows near rivers.
  • River and waterfall

    First river crossing

    At this point, take up the trail again slightly to the left on the opposite bank.
    Be careful, the rocks are slippery. Water level up to the thighs. Don't cross when water level is rising.
  • River and waterfall

    Second river crossing

    The crossing is well signposted (make sure you follow the signs).
    There is a rope on the other side to help you across the rock.
  • Information board


    Follow the sign. Please note, it is easy to go the wrong way since the natural waterways sometimes look like tracks. Don't forget to follow the markings shown at the beginning of the track on the introductory sign


When facing the karbay (near the 3rd waterfall), the start of the trail is on the right. Head for the 2nd Carbet Fall by walking alongside the river. Cross the river twice. Climb along the crest as far as the crossroads for the three waterfalls.
Stay alert during river crossing.
  • Departure : Path intersection next to the karbay close to the 3rd waterfall
  • Arrival : Crossroads between the 1st and 2nd waterfall
  • Towns crossed : Capesterre-Belle-Eau

Altimetric profile


NB: this is a non-circular trail, so you should leave your car at the end of the trail (for example at the visitors' area at the 2nd Carbet Fall). Otherwise you can go there and back on foot (the hike will take twice as long in this case).
In this natural setting, you should be particularly careful and alert, since Guadeloupe is subject to natural risks. It is vital to act in a responsible way, so that everyone can enjoy the hike!
Please note: unsupervised car parks.
Is in the midst of the park
The national park is an unrestricted natural area but subjected to regulations which must be known by all visitors.

Information desks

Reception area of Les Chutes du Carbet

terminus de la RD4 , route de l'Habituée, 97130 Capesterre-Belle-Eau

Opening hours :

  • In low season (May 1st to June 30th, September 1st to October 31th) : daily from 7.00 am to 1.00 pm.
  • In high season (November 1st to April 30th, July 1st to August 31th : daily from 7.00 am to 4.30 pm.

Services : reception centre, shop, toilets, parking, picnic area. The promontory of the reception area is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

In exchange for the services provided on the site, a financial contribution is requested to visitors (prices 06/2023 to 05/2024) :

  • Adults : 5.45 € / pers.
  • Children (- 12 years) : 3.30 € / pers.
  • Families (2 adults + 2 children): 7.60 €
  • Groups adults (from 8 pers.) : 3.80 € / pers.
  • Groups children (from 8 pers.) : 1,65€ / pers.
  • One-year access card : 8.75 € / pers.

GPS location : Lat: 16,04198 N - Lng: 61,63822 W.

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Access and parking

GPS starting point: 16,04628° N - Long: 61,62509° W.
No road access (link between two trails).


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