Best Hiking Trails In Guam For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Best Hiking Trails In Guam For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Martina
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A popular vacation destination for beach lovers, Guam is a beautiful island that is part of the Mariana Islands. Offering breathtaking landscapes, this US territory has plenty of hidden gems that are worth discovering. History enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to War in the Pacific National Historical Park, which is located in the scenic village of Asan. If you want to witness some gorgeous views, you can head to Puntan Dos Amantes in Tamuning, which is considered as one of the most prominent attractions on the island. Outdoorsy travelers will find numerous opportunities for buggy adventures, kayaking, and hiking here. If you are looking to visit anytime soon and are seeking tranquil places to marvel at some breathtaking views of the island, check out the best hiking trails in Guam for outdoor enthusiasts.

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1. Mount Lamlam Trail Head


This moderate 2.7-mi (4.3-km) trail comes with a moderate difficulty level, appealing to those who have some experience in hiking. Popular for being the highest peak on the island, it offers panoramic sea views. You will get to enjoy a relaxing hike up the mountain surrounded by tall grasses. The trail is also dog-friendly, so you can certainly make new memories with your furry buddies. The nature trip takes about an hour and a half, and the site provides parking spaces for your convenience.

Mount Lamlam Trail Head

Address: Umatac, Guam

Trail length: 4.3 km (2.7 mi)

Difficulty level: Moderate

2. Tarzan Pool Trail Head


If you want to marvel at views of emerald waters, you may want to consider visiting Tarzan Pool Trail Head. It spans 2.6 km (1.6 mi) long, and it takes about 3 hours to get to the gorgeous falls. If you are traveling with your family, children can also join you on your exciting trek at Tarzan Pool Trail Head. You can also take on the waters and take a refreshing dip in the swimming hole while you are here. Note that the ground may be muddy, so it will be best to wear proper hiking shoes. As it is an easy hike, you can also bring your furry buddies along with you on your exciting trip to Tarzan Falls.

Tarzan Pool Trail Head

Address: Yona, Guam

Trail length: 2.6 km (1.6 mi)

Difficulty level: Easy

3. Anao Trail


Perfect for more experienced hikers, Anao Trail is found in the gorgeous village of Yigo, and it offers tourists the opportunity to spot some wildlife. The journey takes about two hours, and the trail is accessible all year round. The 1.9-mi (3.1-km) trail ends on a scenic cliff where you can marvel at panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Here, you can enjoy a tranquil, leisurely walk amidst lush forests with tall trees and colorful flowers. If you want to test your limits, Anao Trail is definitely worth considering.

Anao Trail

Address: Yigo, Guam

Trail length: 3.1 km (1.9 mi)

Difficulty level: Moderate

4. Cetti Seven Trail

Cetti Seven Trail
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Daderot used under CC0

With awe-inspiring views of the famous Cetti Falls, Cetti Seven Trail is considered a difficult hike, and it takes about four hours to complete. It stretches for 1.5 mi (2.4 km) and features steep terrains. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can climb the rope in the waterfall to get to the top. Though the trail is a challenging trip to embark on, it is definitely worth it for the captivating vistas, and it is a great way to unwind. Be sure to bring proper gear and water for a more comfortable experience.

Cetti Seven Trail

Address: Umatac, Guam

Trail length: 2.4 km (1.5 mi)

Difficulty level: Difficult

5. San Carlos Falls Hike Trailhead


With an elevation of about 200 m (656.2 ft) and a length of 6.1 km (3.8 mi), San Carlos Falls Hike Trailhead boasts two stunning waterfalls that are worth checking out while in Guam. This moderate hiking trail provides ropes to go up and down the waterfalls and offers tranquil views of the valley. There are also swimming holes on the premises if you wish to enjoy a refreshing dip. During your trip, you will be surrounded by abundant forests, which offer a truly serene experience. Do not forget to bring some snacks and water on your visit.

San Carlos Falls Hike Trailhead

Address: Asan, Guam

Trail length: 6.1 km (3.8 mi)

Difficulty level: Moderate

6. Mt.Schroeder Hiking Trail


Embark on a stimulating five-hour trip up Mt.Schroeder, which is situated in the southern area of the island of Guam. The peak of this trail offers some of the most amazing views of Cocos Island and the Geus River. A 2.7-mi (4.3-km) long trail, it is rated difficult, and it takes about 2 and a half hours to finish. Though it can be quite a challenge even for more experienced hikers, the views from the top are definitely worth it. It is worth noting that the area is surrounded by sword grass, so it may be ideal to wear protective gear and pants.

Mt.Schroeder Hiking Trail

Address: Merizo, Guam

Trail length: 4.3 km (2.7 mi)

Difficulty level: Difficult

7. Sella Bay Trail


Stretching for 3.1 km (2 mi), Sella Bay Trail is situated near the beautiful village of Santa Rita, which is home to beautiful attractions like Gab Gab Beach. It is a moderate trail and is ideal for somewhat experienced hikers. During the hike, you can take in views of the stunning wildflowers that surround the trail. Sella Bay Trail can be accessed all year round, and it also offers gorgeous views of the beach. You can cross the historic Spanish bridge to witness Sella Bay vistas. The best part is that you can even bring your dogs along with you on your adventure.

Sella Bay Trail

Address: Agat, Guam

Trail length: 3.1 km (2 mi)

Difficulty level: Moderate

8. One Thousand Steps


Found in the village of Mangilao in the eastern part of the island, One Thousand Steps or Tagu'an Point offers stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and lush jungles. Featuring some stairs and a gorgeous coastline, it takes less than an hour to complete, and it is about 1 km (0.6 mi) long. It is considered a relatively easy hike, though it may not be recommended for kids and dogs. For a more pleasurable experience, it is best to visit during sunrise.

One Thousand Steps

Address: Mangilao, Guam

Trail length: 1 km (0.6 mi)

Difficulty level: Easy

9. Priest's Pools


Are you planning a visit to the southern area of Guam? If you are an outdoorsy traveler seeking an escape to a place that offers stunning ocean and mountain vistas, then Priest’s Pool might be the perfect destination for you. There are seven freshwater pools, as well as gorgeous waterfalls within the area where you can go for a swim. Considered an easy hike, this trail can be completed in three hours and can even be enjoyed by children. If you are planning to drive all the way to the site, there are parking spaces available, just five minutes away from the trailhead.

Priest's Pools

Address: Merizo, Guam

Trail length: 1 km (0.6 mi)

Difficulty level: Easy

10. Ague Cove


Situated on a private property in Dededo, home to Micronesia’s biggest mall, Ague Cove is a scenic destination that offers a moderate hiking trail and features magnificent views of sparkling blue waters. After an exciting 30-minute hike down the trail, you can reward yourself by enjoying a lovely swim in the crystal clear waters of Ague Cove. The climb back up may be challenging, so it is best to wear proper hiking attire and bring some snacks and water. Note that since the site is located in a private area, you will need to seek permission from the owners to take on the trail.

Ague Cove

Address: Dededo, Guam

Trail length: 1 km (0.6 mi)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Enjoy an exciting trip to Guam

Home to some of the most scenic beaches in the world, Guam is often visited by tourists for its incredible landscapes and numerous opportunities for water-based activities such as snorkeling and diving. For an unforgettable journey, explore the best hiking trails on the island where you will be treated to awe-inspiring views.

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