Saba hiking trail

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On the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba, visitors can hike the Elfin Trail from the town of Zion’s Hill (Hell’s Gate) to the top of the island’s highest peak, Mount Scenery (2,910 feet), in about an hour. Following footpaths that farmers took to their plantations early in Saba’s history, the trail was constructed in 2018 and features relics such as stone steps and rain catchments.

(Saba is part of the Netherlands. Since the highest European point in the Netherlands is Vaalserberg, on the border with Belgium and Germany (1,058 feet), Saba’s Mt. Scenery is technically the highest point in the Netherlands.)

 

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On the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba, visitors can hike the Elfin Trail from the town of Zion’s Hill (Hell’s Gate) to the top of the island’s highest peak, Mount Scenery (2,910 feet), in about an hour. Following footpaths that farmers took to their plantations early in Saba’s history, the trail was constructed in 2018 and features relics such as stone steps and rain catchments.

(Saba is part of the Netherlands. Since the highest European point in the Netherlands is Vaalserberg, on the border with Belgium and Germany (1,058 feet), Saba’s Mt. Scenery is technically the highest point in the Netherlands.)