Peak Trail Area
The Blue Mountain Peak Trail takes a hiker to the highest point in Jamaica (and the sixth highest in the Caribbean). Blue Mountain Peak is 2,256m (7,402 feet) high and is located on the Grand Ridge of the Blue Mountains, within the National Park. For the very fit, hiking trails start in Mavis Bank or for the not so fit you can enjoy bird-watching in the gardens at Forres Park. 4WD vehicles can travel through Mavis Bank across the Yallahs River Fording to Hagley Gap and then to Penlyne Castle, where the hiking trails end up. From Penlyne Castle past Whitfield Hall, Jacob’s Ladder takes hikers to Lookout where the Blue Mountain Peak Trail officially starts. There are several guesthouses in the area, but the last rest-stop on the Peak Trail is Portland Gap, located within the National Park. At this point, the user fee must be paid (if it was not paid already at JCDT (the BJCMNP office) or through participating guesthouses – where an official ticket would have been issued).
There are several plans for the area however, these are still in the very early stages of planning.