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Best Hiking Trails in Saba

Overview

Saba is a very small Caribbean island and is a special municipality of the Netherlands.  It used to be part of the group of islands known as the Netherland Antilles.  It essentially sits atop a dormant volcano and houses a medical school for international students.  There are about 20 hiking trails on the island, including up to the top of Mount Scenery. Trail information is easily available, thereby making independent hiking possible. The best months to hike in Saba are December to April.  Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in Saba.

Capital: The Bottom

When To Hike in Saba?

December – April
May – June: Some rain
July – November: Rainy; hurricane risk
Climate: Tropical – dry and rainy seasons

Accessibility of Hiking

Easy: Trails mapped out, guides available in the links below.  One road on Saba.

Transportation required: Car

Where to stay in Saba for hiking:

  • The Bottom
  • Windward Side

Top Places to Hike in Saba

The whole of the island is amenable to hiking. There are 20 trails in total. Highest Mountain: Mount Scenery (877 m).

Filter out hiking places of Saba by month

Click on the red map pointers to see more info.

Saba

  • Mount Scenery
  • The Elfin Forest
  • Old Booby Hill
  • Many others

Saba's Long Distance Trails

  • No multi-day trails here as the island is very small

Saba's Walking & Hiking Resources

Saba Hiking Books: No hiking specific books

  • Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands, by Paul Clammer, Marc Di Duca, Alex Egerton, 2021, Lonely Planet Publications 

 

Saba Hiking Associations:

 

Best Hiking Trails in Saba:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • Mount Scenery
  • Elfin Forest Trail
  • Spring Bay Heritage Trail
  • All Too Far Trail
  • Giles Quarter Trail
  • Parish Hill Trail
  • The Ladder
  • Bud’s Mountain
  • Bottom Mountain
  • Crispeen Trail
  • North Coast Trail

Easy Hiking Trails in Saba:

  • Mas’Cohones Trail
  • Sulfur Mine
  • Mary’s Point

 

Saba Hiking Websites:

 

Saba Official Tourism Organizations:

 

Saba Hiking Apps: 

 

Saba Hiking Maps: 

  • Topographic Map – Saba (Dutch Caribbean) Kasprowski

What Else To Do

  • Diving/Snorkelling

Other Important Points

  • Road on Saba is famously challenging