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Mt Tapotchao
Mountain/Rock

Mt Tapotchao

 
Mt Tapotchao

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: United States, Oceana

Lat/Lon: 15.11200°N / 145.44350°E

Object Title: Mt Tapotchao

Activities: Hiking

Elevation: 1555 ft / 474 m

 

Page By: ericd

Created/Edited: Jan 30, 2013 / Feb 2, 2013

Object ID: 835980

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Overview

A light hike to the highpoint of Saipan, elevation gain from sea level is 1,555 feet. Great 360 degree views of the whole island, we could only imagine what it must of been like back in WWII!  
Atop lookout
 
 
view of atoll
 

Getting There

Great views
 
Located in the Pacific Ocean in Northern Mariana Islands. Flights to Guam are routine. Then Cape Air has multiple flights per day from Guam to Saipan. Nonstop flights are out of Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and a few others. FYI, if searching for information on this non-volcanic mountain, Mount Tapotchao is spelled a couple different ways: Tapotchao and Tapochau.

Route

Flora while hiking
 
Navy Hill road starts in Garapan or Capital Hill road in the middle of island are good access points before becoming too steep for 2WD. After a rainfall, road is muddy. 2 hours roundtrip time if you hike it by foot. Souvenir stand at top parking lot with fresh coconuts to drink.

External Links

This is a good place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saipan

Images

Atop lookoutGreat viewsFlora while hiking360 views from summitview of atoll