Conveniently within walking distance of the South Lighthouse, the Mohegan Bluffs has many steps (around 140) but none of them are steep with plenty of landings to catch your breath. After that, you have to negotiate a few boulders and rocks and then you have a magnificent view of the cliffs, the roaring surf and rock formations constructed by other tourists. Kids love it...the mild danger, the attraction of playing with rock building blocks.
I didn't see anyone who couldn't negotiate the steps with ease. My kids (4 and 7) raced each other to the top and my husband carried two backpacks and our 1 year old with ease. Even me, the pregnant one, did it without stopping. So anyone within slightly good shape should be good.
If you are biking from town...don't bring your kids or love biking. It's very steep from the ferry/town and even though it is a short trip, we nearly died. We are people who workout everyday, run 10 miles, not overweight and I had t walk my bike. It didn't help to have 2 kids in a trailer but I saw LOTS of other people who underestimated the trip!
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