Bras-David (hiking trail)

This strolls, us had already done it a few years ago. The photographs which we had brought back being of poor quality, we decided in 2014, to revisit this path of Bras-David. To find the departure of this strolls, it is simple. On the road of the crossing, very close to the "cascade aux écrevisses", you stop at the “maison de la forêt (house of the forestà”. A small house out of wooden, reference mark of the guards of the national park. Before beginning your strolls, do not hesitate to go to discuss with them. You will learn much from things on the forest and the national park in general. With the interior of the wood house, explanatory panels on the national park, fauna, the flora, etc If you are not able to park you close to the house of the forest, continue on some tens of meters (the house on your left), you will find, always on your left a second carpark. You will be able to join the house of the forest via a staircase which makes it possible to avoid chewing along the road.  But let us return to our trotts… the departure is done just beside the house of the forest. It is enough to go about twenty meters for, already, discovering the jewels of this strolls: a splendid suspended bridge of wood which spans the river Bras-David. It is necessary to count one early hour of walk to return, in loop, with your starting point.

Merle trembleurThe trace is easy, (small uneven but no difficulty) thus this trace is perfect for walkers beginners. Walking shoes advised all the same, (to avoid the flip-flops!). If it rained before your strolls, will know that the trace is very muddy, and by places, you will not have of another choice, to advance, to walk in mud. If you are discrete you will be able to hear the song of the birds, and to observe blackbirds tremblers and sporophiles red throats. On certain trees, large termite mounds, and of course all surrounding vegetation. With the return, you will borrow again, magnic the suspended bridge…. Of your starting point, you will be able to also leave towards the "trace des ruisseaux", and traces Rivière Quiock . But that, it is another history… Us here is thus at the house of the forest:

Maison de la forêt

The carpark below is located at about fifty meters of the house of the forest :

Parking

To borrow this staircase to reach at the beginning of your strolls :

Escalier vers la maison de la forêt

Beginning of excursion, direction the splendid wood runway…

Passerelle Bras David

 

Passerelle            Passerelle

That gives desire for going to further see…

Passerelle

We overhang the river Bras-David

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Other with dimensions of the bridge:

Passerelle

From there, we leave for one early hour strolls through the forest… we discover the trace:

Trace Bras David

 

Merle trembleur

 

Trace Bras David

 

Trace Bras David

Termite mound:

Trace Bras David

 

Trace Bras David

 

Trace Bras David

 

Trace Bras David

Tropical vegetation:

Trace Bras David

A shelter in the event of rain...

Trace Bras David

 

Trace Bras David

 

Trace Bras David

Return to our starting point. Appointment with next strolls…. le sentier des ruisseaux ......

Passerelle

 

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