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Ranked #1 of 73 things to do in Kingston
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Want a wild outdoor adventure that'll leave you breathless, exhilarated and home in time for supper? Then push your way through the dense tropical forest of the Blue Mountains for an afternoon that will feast your eyes and work your quads.
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Peace and quiet, sounds of nature. Very rustic staying at Whitfield Hall but love it especially the wood fire at nights and fresh, pure Blue Mountain coffee in the mornings.

Thank Elaine R
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

By no means is the Blue Mountains included in one of the wonders of the world. But it presents a good non-beach alternative and showcases a less viewed side of the Island.

Thank Moroccomania
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Nothing beats waking up in the morning to a freshly ground cup of coffee where you can see where the beans are grown. The temperature is about 10 - 20 degrees cooler than that of Kingston, so its best to prepare for the weather. The rustic charm of the place and its environs will enthrall you. There are numerous trails, villages and springs, to occupy your time. Accommodation ranges from hostel type lodging to luxurious cabins. Guides to the peak are available at an additional cost.

Thank jasimone
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is not an attraction for everyone, but it certainly was a worthwhile experience. We started at the lodge Whitfield Hall (elevation 4000 ft) and hiked to the peak (elevation 7400ft). Our guide "Bigga" who also happens to be the ranger at the National Park.

The trail is well defined and there is consistent signage along the way to re-affirm that you are on the right path. Conversely, there are also many signs re-iterating that you should STAY on the PATH (apparently people stray and try to take shortcuts).

Difficulty: You don't need to be an advanced hiker or a gym rat, but be prepared to walk for about 3-4 hours to get to the top (and then make the trip back down). There are areas where it is an incline or the path is rough gravel. The area known as Jacob's Ladder is tough! But there are also stretches of flat plateaus.

Once you get to the peak, it is completely worth it. The views are simply breathtaking. We were lucky enough to be there on a very clear day with no clouds.

Night Hike: It was pitch darkness, with the exception of our flashlights, but it was also completely quiet, calm and serene. I did not hear a thing. Although I missed the sunrise by about 20 minutes I would do the night hike again. On the way down, the sun was blazing and it made me realize I would not want to walk up and back down with the hot sun blazing down (the green foliage can only protect you from so much)

What to bring: runners, if doing a night hike - bring a flash light and long sleeved shirt, water and maybe some snacks

2  Thank ms_bashment
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

There are many ways to go about climbing the Blue Mountain Peak, Jamaica's highest point. I've done it twice. Once I set out at 2am to try to catch the sunrise. Waste of time and I was destroyed for days afterwards. The 2nd time I hiked from Mavis Bank the evening before, stayed at one of the lodges, and set out at about 6am with a picnic lunch. That was much more fun. After we hiked back down, we got a ride back to Mavis Bank where we had parked our car at the police station. It was me and two teen girls, and we had a guide (a young guy who calls himself "Bliss", I can't remember his real name) who came with us from Kingston and was with us the entire time and organized everything.

Thank artemis_98
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