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Mount Scenery

Windwardside, Saba
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Contributor
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

When my husband and I made our way to Saba from Anguilla, we were particularly excited about the prospect of hiking, something that's not really available on our flat island. The hike to the top of Mt. Scenery takes you to the highest point in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the view is absolutely stunning. The hike is strenuous... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We had a great experience hiking up Mount Scenery! Be sure you bring water and a hiking stick. We climbed up in about 60 minutes! Had a great workout and met some neat other travellers along the way. I'd wear long pants next time and for sure have a walking stick for us both. Being 50 we thought we'd be... More

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New York, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Climbing Mt Scenery was the main reason we came to Saba. We love to hike and thought it would be a nice side trip from St. Maarten. We are early risers so we wanted to start our hike early. But it was recommended that we visit and check in at the trail shop before doing that. We had to wait... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I often disregard terms like "difficult" when they are applied to hikes, but the combination of very slippery steps (at least when we climbed it) and relentless uphill make this a genuinely challenging hike. Appropriate shoes are a must! Weather made it too cloudy to get the view at the top, but that didn't matter - it was enough to... More

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