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The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains form the longest mountain range along the eastern edge of Jamaica and features majestic scenery.

Many people hike or bike through the mountains to witness first-hand nature at its finest.

This under-explored area is also the source of the world famous and fragrant Blue Mountain Coffee.

The ride up to the Blue Mountains is an interesting one. The roads are narrow, winding and unmarked, however, definitely worth it as the views are beautiful and a joy to behold. The mountain views are spectacular.

The Blue Mountains is home to quaint villages and the locals that live in the mountains are very friendly.

You also get to view waterfalls and tiny restaurants throughout.  Fauna and Flora are so beautiful here.

The Tour You can start at the Lodge – Whitfield Hall (elevation 4000ft) and hike to the peak, which is an elevation of 7400ft.

The trail is easy to follow with signs every step of the way.

Some areas of the path are flat, whereas, other areas have rocky gravel that makes it slightly more difficult to walk.

There are hiking trails for varying skill levels.  Short trails are suited for those who would rather a nice easy stroll among the flora and fauna and longer trails for those who like to be more physically challenged.

You can opt to do a night hike.  It is a lot more quiet, completely dark except for your flashlights, and very serene and peaceful.  Hopefully, you make it to the top in time to witness a breathtaking sunrise. Once you arrive at the peak you realize the journey was totally worth it.

This attraction is not for everyone.  You don’t have to be extremely active to complete this tour, however, be prepared to walk for about 3 to 4 hours to reach to the peak. You will also have to be able to make the trip back down.

We suggest less experienced hikers hire a guide or join a group tour that leads them to the top.

Courtesy of: http://things-to-do-in-jamaica.com/blue mountains-jamaica/

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