The road leading to this remote mountain hamlet 13km north of Siloah offers glimpses of the portion of the Cockpit Country known as the District of Look Behind (so named for the frequent ambushes endured by British soldiers trying to hunt down Maroons). It’s eerie and foreboding, a maze of honeycombed limestone cliffs hewn into bizarre shapes and cockpits (hillocks separated by canyons), with deep forested bowls up to 150m across.
North of Quick Step the road peters out. Theoretically, Quick Step has terrific potential as a base for hiking into the heart of the Cockpits, and technically it's possible to hike across the Cockpits to Windsor Cave, or to Accompong. However, since locals drive more and hike less, knowledge of the interior is disappearing and the Cockpits are not a place to wander into without a good guide. Check with STEA to see if they can recommend someone reliable.