Hiking In Jamaica – Blue Mountains Jamaica Hiking Tours

Additional Info
  • Child age: 6 & under
  • Min Adults: 1
  • Max Group Size: 30
  • Dates Available: MON - SAT
  • Time: 9am - 4pm
  • Tour Location: Kingston
  • Vehicle: Car, Minivan or Bus
  • Starting Point: Islandwide
  • Entrance Fee: Included
  • Transfers: To & From Accommodation/Port

Blue Mountains Jamaica Hiking Tours – Experience Hiking In Jamaica

If you are eager to go hiking in Jamaica then you need to come and visit the Blue Mountain Peak Trail/Portland Gap for the hike of a lifetime. This 5.6 km (3.5 mile) hike will last from 2 to 3 hours, with your final ascent commencing at the Portland Gap, and descent beginning at the Blue Mountain Peak, which is the highest peak in Jamaica.


For hikers looking for an overnight stay on the mountains, or to arrange a rest stop, the Portland Gap is an excellent recreational area that offers a country style accommodation, in a picturesque and natural setting.


Your initial ascent can commence from a number of points, however Penlyne Castle is the most frequently used starting point. It is a small village with many hillside farms that grow local vegetables and coffee, through which you will enter the natural forest leading up to the Blue Mountain. If you are not fully up to making the climb to the peak on foot, you can ride up on 4-wheel-drive vehicles.


Why Blue Mountains Jamaica Hiking Tours Are Perfect For Nature Lovers

For the nature lovers, you will most definitely enjoy your journey to the peak to witness a breath-taking view of Jamaica’s natural flora and fauna, including various species of birds, ferns, lichens and mosses. This all natural area is being preserved by local authorities. It is also reported that on a clear day you can stand on the Blue Mountain Peak and see Cuba.


Hiking In Jamaica Trip Details



In addition to round trip transportation from your accommodation or your cruise ship dock to the ascension point, we will pay over your entrance fees as well. We can arrange for you to purchase lunch in Kingston either before you begin your hike, or afterwards.


If you would like to rent a cabin to stay overnight, then we can make these arrangements as well. If you would like to arrange a mountain side cook out, we would be happy to assist you in gathering the ingredients and utensils that you will need.


When your hiking Blue Mountains Jamaica adventure is complete, we will pick you up and transfer you back to your accommodation, cruise ship or on other scheduled activities.



2-3 hours


Dates and Times:

9:00 am – 4:00 pm



User Fee: $5 USD
Bunk Room (12 persons): $24 usd
Bunk Room (18 persons): $36 usd
Room with floor space only (4): $15 usd
Sleeping sponges: $50 per night
Camping Sites: $200 per person per night


What To Bring:

• Warm clothing (It can become very cold at times)
• Hiking boots/comfortable shoes
• Rain gear
• Sunscreen
• Insect repellent
• Camera
• Flashlight with strong batteries
• Water bottle
• Cash to purchase lunch and souvenirs
• A tip for guide and driver (if desired)
• Sleeping bags and/or blankets if you will stay the night


Rules & Tips:

• Please register at the Ranger Station in Portland Gap
• Do not disturb, harm or capture any animals or birds on the Jamaica hiking trails
• Do not disturb, cut or remove any plants or trees
• Do not litter. Please take your garbage home
• Please do not bring pets to the park as they interfere with the wildlife
• Minimal firewood collection is allowed
• Digging is not allowed
• Please do not destroy or vandalize the facilities that have been constructed
• Please stay on the trail
• No smoking is allowed on the trail or in the cabins
• Try and use the toilet before walking the trail, there is no toilet along the Peak Trail

Services We Provide:

Payment Of Entrance Fee

Your package price already includes the entrance fee for your trek on the hiking trails in Jamaica and any lodgings that you may request so there are no surprise expenses.


Option To Combine

A popular combination trip for this experience is the Devon House tour. You can indicate in your application or when you contact us that you would like to combine them.


Tour Guide/Company Rep

We will provide a certified tour guide to accompany you on your trip, who is familiar with Blue Mountains Jamaica Hiking tours and will see to it that your tour goes well and that you arrive on time.



As a part of our hiking in Jamaica package, we provide pre-screened and fully licensed transportation to all of our attractions. That means you will either be transported by trusted company reps or tour bus operators (for groups), who will take you from your accommodation or cruise ship to the hiking site at the Blue Mountains and return you to your accommodation (or other scheduled activities/destinations) after you are finished.


Lunch Arrangement

You can purchase lunch at a restaurant in Kingston, or we can arrange for us to prepare a campfire lunch at the site. We will help you to make the arrangements and purchase all the ingredients and equipment that you will need first hand.

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