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Mount Scenery

Windwardside, Saba
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking
Description: At 3,000 feet, Mount Scenery is the highest point on the mountainous island of Saba and can be reached via a difficult hike through the rainforest.
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Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We hiked up Mount Scenery starting at the trail head above Queen's Garden in the Bottom. Many, many, stairs, but a great view at the top! Make sure you bring a walking stick as steps can get slippery on the way down.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a beautiful, beautiful island. The vistas were breathtaking. The hiking was fun. The foliage was lush. The island is nicely maintained.

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Madison, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We have taken this hike when the mountain top was completely covered in a thick layer of clouds. As a result, when we reached the top, we saw absolutely nothing, so keep that in mind. The hike, though very steep, is easy to follow, with lots of supporting steps here and there. Even if the summit is covered in clouds,... More

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Saba
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great hike, about One and half Hour round trip, with great view of the rain forest, Windwardside and the caribbean sea. I do not recommend doing this hike after rainy Day or in the rain. The steps get very slippery. Do not forget to stop by the tourist office after your hike to claim your certificate of conquering the highest... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a very taxing hike and the view is often obscured when you arrive. The aerials and rubbish atop the mountain detract from the experience and Saba should really clean the place up and install some safe viewing platforms. Sandy Cruz offers similar pleasure with less struggle.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

wear a good pair of sneakers/climbing shoes and be ready for a beautiful hike if the weather is clear.

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We only hiked a small portion, during a day trip to Saba. Walked downhill from road back to Windwardside. Steep trail, but easy footing. Very pleasant unspoiled forest. Wish I were staying longer so I could have done the actual hike all the way up Mt Scenery, area is beautiful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We loved Saba -- wish we had more time there. Our taxi guide took us mid-way up Mt. Scenery and we walked down straight into Windwardside. Both the hike and the island are clean and green and very refreshing. Our hike didn't take long, and the atmosphere was temperate and shady. We were glad we brought water with us. It... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Though it's an exhausting, 1000+ step hike to the summit, you won't regret the view! There are two peaks at the top--be sure to visit both. The peak to the left as the trail forks leads to the best viewpoint. It requires climbing up a rope, but it is not difficult. If there are clouds at the peak, try to... More

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a beautiful hike, but you need to be in decent physical shape or give yourself a whole lot of time to do it. Check in with the Trail Shop in Windwardside before you go to get the current trail conditions and borrow a walking stick if you didn't bring your own. Also check out the weather; it's much... More

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