Highland Waterfall is located in the upper reaches of the Courland River near Moriah in Tobago. It’s the tallest single drop waterfall in Tobago but not the largest overall (the three tiered Argyle Falls takes that honour). It’s quite magnificent with a lovely gorge and pool at its base. Also, you can climb up easily on the right hand side of the gorge to get a lovely view of the waterfall.
- Difficulty: 2 – Easy
- Time: 30 minutes
- Distance: 1.2 km
It’s a gentle walk upstream without any major obstacles.
- Useability: Simple
The route generally follows the river upstream from the bridge.
Check out the Trail Map for details of the route.
You’ll have to cross the river a couple times but it’s not deep. There are old bench trails that join the main one upstream so on your way back from the waterfall, make sure you always stay on the one closer to the river. I’ve read that some of those bench trails could actually be used as mountain bike trails as well.
- Accessibility: Straightforward
It’s pretty simple to get to the trailhead if you have your own vehicle as there are lots of street signs. To get to the trailhead refer to the following post for more details:
Getting To: Highland Waterfall. With regards to public transport, I’m not familiar with using it in Tobago. I highly suggest you rent a car though as it’s just so much easier to get around.
- Safety: Safe
The general area is quite lonely but there were no concerns with safety. Our vehicle was parked away from the bridge and I suggest you try to keep it out of sight from the road.