Lower Sigua, Hila’an, Canuon River and Nimitz Caves Hike
Guam Boonie Stompers will venture to Lower Sigua Falls, Hila’an, the Canuon River and the Nimitz Caves in June.
Every Saturday, the group offers public hikes to a variety of destinations such as beaches, snorkeling spots, waterfalls, mountains, caves, latte sites, and WWII sites.
If you want to participate, meet at 9 a.m. behind the central court in Chamorro village in Hagåtña.
The cost is $ 5 for hikers over 17. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and hikers must provide their own transportation.
June 5: Lower Sigua North, very difficult, 6 hours for 5 miles
We take the rarely traveled northwest ridge of Mount Alutom to the opposite side of the lower Sigua Falls. There are excellent views from several open ridge tops, seeing the island from a different perspective, then jumping and swimming at the falls.
Bring: 4 liters of water, hiking boots, gloves, sunscreen, lunch and snacks, and a camera.
Special conditions: lots of sword grass, little shade, steep climbs and descents and a very long hike.
June 12: Hila’an, average, 4 hours for 3 miles
We walk north along the beaches and headlands of the northwest coast to visit Mushroom Rocks, the ancient village of Hila’an with its latte stones, Shark’s Hole where snorkeling is excellent if l The water is calm, and the freshwater pool at Lost Pond is cool.
Bring: 2 liters of water, hiking shoes, swimsuit, snorkeling gear, sunscreen, bug spray, lunch and camera.
Special conditions: Hike on rough rocks and in water.
June 19: Canuon River, difficult, 4 hours for 3 miles
We explore a tributary of the Tarzan River, ascending a deep gorge with large boulders and rock formations to climb, over and around. Then we visit several waterfalls and small pools.
Bring: 3 liters of water, wet shoes, gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, lunch and snacks, and a camera.
Special Conditions: Lots of water walking, steep hills, rock climbs, and some sword grass.
June 26: Nimitz Caves with Fonte Swim Hole, medium / difficult, 5 hours for 5 miles
We explore two natural caves used by Japanese soldiers during the liberation of Guam, then take a short jungle trail to another deep cave which includes the lemon squeezer and sauna. Then we take an optional hike to Fonte Swim Hole to clean up and enjoy the jumping and swimming.
Bring: flashlight, 2 liters of water, gloves, insect repellent, swimsuit, lunch and camera.
Special conditions: Climbing and crawling in narrow passages of caves, mosquitoes, mud.
The trails in Guam are not developed. Weather conditions can make hikes more difficult than described. No reservations required. For more information: www.facebook.com/GuamBoonieStompersInc or call 787-4238.
Complete 10 Boonie Stomp Hikes to win a free Boonie Stomp T-shirt.
Stomp Tip: Check the weather before going on a hike. Guam’s rivers are prone to dangerous flash floods.
Guam Boonie Stompers is a non-profit Guam company made up of volunteer leaders committed to leading treks and protecting our island’s unique natural destinations.