Hagley Gap is a settlement in Saint Thomas parish in southeastern Jamaica. This small rural community is located 10 miles (16 km) from Kingston near the top of the Blue Mountains in Jamaica. It is known as a farming village with its primary source of revenue being the world-famous Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.
Hagley Gap is roughly a 7-mile (11 km) hike from the Blue Mountain Peak, which is a popular destination for hiking and camping enthusiasts. Jamaicans prefer to reach the peak at sunrise after the 3 to 5 hour hike, so night time hikes are the norm. After reaching the peak, a hiker has an incredible view of both the North and South Coast of Jamaica and of the surrounding ocean.
The Blue Mountain Project (BMP) is a nonprofit organization which has partnered with the community of Hagley Gap. Over the last 12 years, they have worked together to build a medical clinic, bring internet access, and improve education in the community, as well as providing job training.
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