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A hike to blue mountain


Did you know that the blue mountain trail covers a distance of 9.3 km (5.8 miles) over steep terrain and is an intense 4-hour hike to the summit?

The Blue Mountain Peak Trail falls within the pristine, primary forest of the national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route is ideal for observing native plants and over 200 bird species; including most of Jamaica’s endemic birds including the rare Jamaican Blackbird. There are no large or poisonous animals in the national park.

The best way to experience the hike is to begin the conquest just after midnight to meet the dawn of the new day at the Blue Mountain Peak. Staying overnight at Portland Gap allows you a little later start (at about 3:30 am). A day trip is also possible if you leave Kingston at 6:00 am and this approach allows for more time viewing and experiencing the cloud forest.

What you will need:
1. Hiking for trail shoes/sneakers
2. Liquid refreshment/water
3. Snacks
4. Warm Jacket
5. Raincoat

Come enjoy a hike to the blue mountain with your mom this mother’s day when you stay at Bay View Eco Resort & Spa. Book your stay today

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