Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak within the Maya Mountains is the second highest mountain in Belize. Victoria was thought to be the highest mountain in Belize at 3,670 feet (1,120 m), until Doyle’s Delight was measured at 3,688 feet (1,124 m). Victoria Peak is situated in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in the Stann Creek District. It was pronounced a natural monument in 1998, comprising about 4,847 acres bordered by the Sittee River Forest Reserve, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, and Chiquibul National Park.

There is a Victoria Peak Trail that is open during the dry season in Belize from February to June. The hike takes approximately 3 to 4 days and is 15 miles (24 km) each way. Groups are limited to a maximum of 8 and licensed tour guides that are found in the local communities are required to accompany hikers on the trail. There are two campsites, one at 7.5 miles (12 km) and a second at 12 miles (19 km). The majority of the hiking is class 3 (scrambling and a rope may be required), however, there are certain areas with class 4 hiking where a rope is required. There are areas of up and down grades ranging from 20-60 degrees, making the hiking strenuous.

Victoria Peak Belize