With a length of 5 km, the Rorota Trail (Sentier du Rorota) connects the lakes of Rorota, of Lalouette and of Rémire in the municipality of Rémire-Montjoly and is located on the northern edge of the Plateau of Mahury. This massive rises to 170 m and extends from the mouth of the Mahury to the Bay of Montravel. The Mahury tray is an important water reservoir since the construction of the lakes that feed the drinking water treatment plant. Originally, it was the engineer of the Ponts et Chaussées, Lalouette, who had the idea of creating these lakes in order to constitute a reserve of drinking water to supply the population of Cayenne in the dry season. For a long time this was the main source of supply of the city. The trail was initially only a way to monitor and maintain the water abstraction facilities.
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La Mirande Trail
The La Mirande Trail (Sentier de la Mirande) winds through the Mount Grand-Matoury, a nature reserve mainly populated by birds. The wildlife encounters are frequent, but it is at sunrise and sunset that the chances to observe macaws, toucans and…
On the Loyola Trail (Sentier de Loyola) are the vestiges of an immense colonial exploitation run by Jesuits.
The Tresor Trail (Sentier Trésor) is named after the Trésor mine, which was used for many years for its deposits of gold, then abandoned. The few remnants of this operation are outside of the reserve. Being a voluntary nature reserve, managers are…