Gorda Peak

Gorda Peak National Park

Gorda Peak is the highest point on Virgin Gorda at 1,370 feet.  It’s on the North-western ridge, south of North Sound & North of Soldier Bay.  It was donated by Laurance Rockefeller in 1974.  

Low rainfall in this location is accompanied by the constant drying effect of the prevailing winds, creating a forest canopy that is lower & more open.  The variety of vegetation types found within the Park varies with the elevation, from a dry scrub forest to a moister forest at higher elevations.

Following trails that lead to the lookout tower at the Peak, hikers are rewarded with a panoramic view of the BVI, particularly the popular anchorage at North Sound.  On a clear day Anegada is visible on the horizon to the Northeast.   A picnic site is located at the junction of the East & West trails.