The largest mountain range in Jamaica, the Blue Mountains are where the island's famous coffee originates. This area offers ample opportunity for hiking, mountain biking, and waterfall exploration.

 
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Parks and Outdoors Review of Blue Mountains

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Camping,Day Hiking,Jungle Exploration,Nature,Sustainable Travel,Trekking and Backpacking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The cool, misty forest of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park stretches across 196,000 acres (79,321 hectares) of the eastern portion of Jamaica for 28 miles (45 kilometers).
  • Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point in the park at 7,402 feet (2,256 meters). Allow about five hours to hike to the summit.
  • Coffee from the Blue Mountains is recognized as some of the best in the world. The flavorful beans grow at an altitude of 2,000 to 5,000 feet (609 to 1,524 meters) in extraordinarily rich soil.
More than 20 marked trails crisscross through the national park, with conditions suitable for all hiking levels. Coffee plantations are tucked into the dogwood and cedar trees that grow at lower elevations, and a stunted montane rain forest covers

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Address:
Kingston,
Jamaica
Parking: 24/7


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Telephone Number: 876-974-7075 (Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours)
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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