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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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Aiken, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Bar Harbor, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The trail up Mount Scenery is over 1000 concrete steps so make sure to bring your water! A beautiful hike that leads you up through several different vegetation zone and ends at the summit, we enjoyed the variety of birds, orchids and reptiles we encountered along the way.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a general review of all of the hiking in Saba. It is a beautiful isle and we spent 7 days there just hiking - you could do more. Rising 1000's of feet from the sea there are multiple microclimates up and down and each trail can have a different character. Check in at the SCF trail shop at... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We flew over to Saba to hike for the day and it was a great break from lounging on the beach. We flew over with winair on early morning flight and took taxi to windward side and had breakfast and grabbed supplies at corner store then headed to trailhead store for a map. The fellow helped us choose our trails... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The hike is strenuous and if you aren't used to high steps you may have a hard time. You also may want to prepare yourself for a lot of mud in some little off shoot trails from the main hike. Once you make it to the top three sight is outstanding. Make sure that if you happen to see a... More

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