Wednesday, 04 September 2019 16:47

Kabrietenberg (mountain of the goats) - new route

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  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Terrain: Hilly, Rough / sharp
  • Total distance (km): 6.4
  • Duration (hours): 3.5

Overview

Hike from the Caracasbay  to the top of the Kabrietenberg (78 meters high) which is the Dutch word for Mountain of the goats. From there we take a route to the coast of the Spanish Water where we continue along the coast.
This is a rather challenging hike partly over easily accessable paths, partly over rocks. The pace is somewhat higher than during most of my other hikes.

Highlights of this trip:

  • View from the top of the Kabrietenberg
  • Various views from the path along the coast
  • Challenging climbs and descends
  • Walk along historical buildings: quarantaine building, fort Beekenburg

The hike is completely different from the hike over the Caracasbay peninsula. This is a challenging hike without a lot of explanation and with no extended visit to the historical buildings.
The hike starts at the parking place in front of the last restaurant at the Caracasbay. From there we walk in the direction of the mountain; going to the top of the mountain to enjoy the view is our first goal. After descending the mountain we coninue to the most Eastern part of the peninsula; we continue along the Eastern coast with a view on the moored boats and the Santa Barbara resort.. Opposite the resort we take a dirt road followed by a asphalt road to cross the peninsula; there we continue along the Western coast of the peninsula. We walk along some reminders of WW II, the Quarantaine building and Fort Beekenburg back to the parking lot where we started our hike.

On the Kabrietenberg and at various places along the coast the terrain can be rough and sharp so bring good shoes. Also bring sufficient water for the trip.

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Scheduled hikes

 

In the coming weeks the following hikes will be held: 

All hikes start from the parking place mentioned in the description of the hike.

Each hike costs US$ 10.00 per person to be paid at the start of the hike.

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