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“Amazing view but 4x4 very necessary!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Boggy Peak

Ranked #68 of 117 things to do in Antigua
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Owner description: A one-hour climb (or steep drive) will take you to the top of this highest point on Antigua, from which you can glimpse the neighboring islands of Montserrat and St. Kitts.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Amazing view but 4x4 very necessary!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Firstly, a word of warning. If your guide book suggests a trip up Boggy Peak (or Mount Obama as it is somewhat sycophantically been re-named) and doesn't mention that a 4x4 is absolutely required then throw your guide book in the bin. The road is very steep and badly maintained in many places, to the extent that getting a normal car up here would be dangerous.

If you don't have access to the C&W station when you do get to the top you can walk around the edge of the fenced area to get some pretty amazing views over the island.

Visited February 2013
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Englewood, Colorado
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24 reviews
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“Fun Mountain Drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

Don't get discouraged when you get to the top and see the do not enter sign. Get out and hike a few extra steps. Not recommended unles you are familiar with off road driving as road is very steep in parts and there is nowhere to turn around safely.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“great name, great place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

G/f thought this best place so thought I'd give them good review. If you get chance go......it IS worth it

Visited October 2011
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Manitoba
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“Great View! Worth the exercise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2009

Hello,
To get there...take the inland road at the inland banana grove adjacent to the Agricultural Centre east of Urlings, and drive inland. Stay to the main trail as it forks many times onto less traveled trails.

We drove to the base of Boggy Peak's access road with a small SUV until we got to the first steep incline. I have enough experience off-road driving to know that my little SUV would not make it up the 45 degree inclines on a muddy/wet surface. We parked at about 300' elevation at the intersection of the access road and a trail into the brush. The walk up took about 30 minutes and most of the access road is paved, but be careful, one small portion of the road was washed out due to a small slide, but still very passable. The shaded parts of the road are slick went wet and even our hiking boots slipped occassionally.

We were in luck as staff from Cable and Wireless were on site at the communications facility that covers the peak. They gave us free access to the site and a short tour of the facility. They apparently visit the site weekly to inspect, clean, maintain the grounds.

The views are awesome from inside the compound. Especially to the south and west. You can see almost 100% of Antigua, and weather permiting, most of the adjacent islands as well. Beautiful!

We spent about 1 hour taking in the view, taking video and photos.

If the gates to the facility are locked, the views can still be seen by working around the perimeter of the fence to a handful of gaps in the trees. If you can arrange to meet C & G while they are up there, its well worth a phone call to them to meet them at the top.

The hike down was quick and painless. In a rain, the road would be a challenge.

You can see some native birds, lots of geckos, and a mongoose or two along the way.

Take water, good solid boots, and a camera!

R & C

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