• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    0.4 Miles

Food Nearby
Scenic
Wildflowers

Nestled near the harbor this, easily overlooked, trail offers stunning views of Loche Portree and the surrounding countryside. 

The trail has two heads, both of which start just off of Bank street (atop the harbor). You can either access the trail near the church or you can continue walking to the end of Bank st where you will find a trailhead located just beyond the hospitals parking lot. From here the trail skirts the water and makes a loop around the hill with very little change in elevation... One can make many stops along the way to take pictures of the Loche, the Harbor, and the hills which surround the city. 

You may also notice that, in many places, there are remnants of a stone wall sitting just above the trail. This may lead you to think that there is something on the hill worth seeing...you are correct! You can take a short detour near the hospital to climb up the hill ('Lump') where you will find a little landing and some neat historical artifacts: not far from the landing you will find another trail which leads you nearer to the harbor, and it is here where you will find a stone tower. .. a tower which provides you with a panoramic view of the town and the countryside. (This detour is highly recommended!)

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Walking shoes
  • Warm clothes/raincoat (depending on the time of year/weather)
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Hawai'i based: Mathematical graduate student, enthusiastic photographer, passionate adventurer (roughly in that order)...

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