Photo by Kern Jack
|Country:||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Range/Region:||South Coastal Caribbean|
|Nearest major airport:||Piarco International Airport|
|Convenient Center:||St. Joseph|
Thanks to Kern Jack for adding this peak.
El Tucuche, the second highest peak on Trinidad's Northern Range is noted for its plateau-shaped summit.Like Trinidad's highest peak El Cerro del Aripo, El Tucuche reaches at least 3,000 feet with tropical rainfoest and montane forest at lower elevations and a elfin woodland covering its summit. The mountain is home to Trinidad's endemic creature,El Tucuche Golden Tree Frog (Phyllodytes auratus) found on its summit and the summit of Cerro del Aripo. At the foot of the mountain lies the village El Luengo, home to some 2,000 residents.
Thanks to Kern Jack for this description.