Blue Mountain Peak
|Blue Mountain Peak|
|Elevation||2,256 m (7,402 ft) |
|Prominence||2,256 m (7,402 ft) |
|Location||Portland / Saint Thomas, Jamaica|
|Parent range||Blue Mountains|
Blue Mountain Peak is the highest mountain in Jamaica and one of the highest peaks in the Caribbean at 2,256 metres (7,402 ft). It is the home of Blue Mountain coffee. It is located on the border of the Portland and Saint Thomas parishes of Jamaica.
The Blue Mountains are popular for hiking and camping. The traditional Blue Mountain trek is a 7-mile (10 km) hike to the peak and consists of a 3,000-foot (1,000 m) increase in elevation. Jamaicans prefer to reach the peak at sunrise, thus the 3–4 hour hike is usually undertaken in darkness. Since the sky is usually very clear in the mornings, Cuba can be seen in the distance. Some of the plants found on the Blue Mountain cannot be found anywhere else in the world and they are often of a dwarfed sort. This is mainly due to the cold climate which inhibits growth. The small coffee farming communities of Claverty Cottage and Hagley Gap are located near the peak.
- Peaklist.org - Central America and Caribbean ultras Retrieved 28 September 2011
- "Blue Mountain Peak, Jamaica". Peakbagger.com.
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