Tobago Forest Reserve

Photo Credit: © Adam Greig CC BY

This nature reserve has a special place in the history of conservation. The Tobago Forest Reserve was the first nature reserve in the Western Hemisphere, established in 1763.

Anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Trinidad is sure to enjoy the peace and nature that can be found over on Tobago. With trails that will take you through dense forest, up hills, to the coast, and over streams, a hike in the reserve is an eclectic experience.


Positioned on the northeastern side of the island of Tobago, close to Belle Garden, Tobago Forest Reserve welcomes travelers lodging on this part of the island or close by. However, even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider dropping by to enjoy a great time. It's 8.7 miles northeast of Scarborough.

Nearby Restaurants

Guests visiting this wildlife reserve will have no problem finding a meal, since you can find an impressive array of food offerings in the vicinity. The most nearby eatery to Tobago Forest Reserve is Cuffie River Nature Retreat Restaurant, which serves Caribbean fare. The restaurant is maybe about four and a half miles away from Tobago Forest Reserve, so check it out and dig in! King’s Bay Café and Sharon & Phebs are some of the other dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction. At Sharon & Phebs you and your group should be sure to try a bit of Trinidadian cuisine and enjoy the culture of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Other local attractions include Twin Rivers Waterfall Hiking Trail, which is within traveling distance on Tobago. Furthermore, you can consider heading over to Twin Rivers Waterfall, which is another attraction in the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Tobago Forest Reserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Twin Rivers Waterfall Hiking Trail GeoFeature -- -- 6.7 mi. Northeast of Scarborough
Twin Rivers Waterfall GeoFeature 2.1 mi. (11.2 km) SSW 7.0 mi. East-Northeast of Scarborough
Rainbow Waterfall GeoFeature 3.0 mi. (11.3 km) S 7.0 mi. East-Northeast of Scarborough
Argyle Waterfall GeoFeature 3.2 mi. (17.6 km) E 10.9 mi. East-Northeast of Scarborough
Green Hill Waterfall Hiking Trail GeoFeature -- -- 4.6 mi. East-Northeast of Scarborough
Green Hill Waterfall GeoFeature 4.5 mi. (7.4 km) SW 4.6 mi. East-Northeast of Scarborough
Craig Hall Waterfall GeoFeature 6.2 mi. (4.0 km) SW Mason Hall
Highland Waterfall GeoFeature 6.2 mi. (5.1 km) WSW 3.2 mi. North-Northeast of Scarborough

More Information


The forest is open to hikers anytime when the sun is up.

Location: Roxborough Parlatuvier Road, Tobago


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